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YOUNG, Florence Alberta, a Bass River resident, passed away peacefully in Ontario at Lakefield  Extendicare with family by her side, on Saturday, July 14th at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Dave. She was mother of Sharron Byers (predeceased-Kenneth); Grandmother to Stephanie, Jennifer (predeceased-Thomas); Great grandmother to Adam, Ben, Christopher and Sarah; and beloved aunt to Betty and Don. She will be sadly missed  by many nieces and nephews in Ontario. As of Flos wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to an internment service at the Bass River United Church cemetery on Tuesday, August  21st at 1p.m. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

CHOISNET, Marion P. – Age 85, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Halifax passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Choisnet) Henwood. Marion worked with the VG Hospital Porter Service for more than 30 years. She is survived by her brother, Bruce (Sylvia Pettis), Parrsboro; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen in infancy; her brother, Allan. A graveside service was held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROY, Carl Douglas, Valley, died peacefully on June 20, 2018 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Liverpool, NS, he was the son of the late Roland and Effie Roy. Carl was a very hard working man. Over the years he held a variety of jobs. He worked at various service stations, moving on to Andy's Tire Shop, followed by Moffatt's Moving and Storage. Carl ended his working career at Home Hardware Eastern Distribution Centre where he held various positions in the warehouse over his 27 years with the company. He embraced retirement where he loved his daily "Sunday" drives with his loving wife Wendy and two dogs, Roxy and Oliver. Over the years Carl enjoyed working in his gardens, loved tinkering with home projects and washing and waxing his cars. He loved music and dancing and could often be heard whistling a favorite tune. He was a big fan of harness racing and enjoyed socializing at the track on Sunday afternoons. He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Wendy; daughters, Cathy (Dennis) Yuill, Nicole (Matt) Robinson; sons, John (Lynn), Jim (Carol); sisters, Reta Munro, Carol LeBlanc; grandchildren, Peter, Theresa, Katelyn, Jacob, Breanna; 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ellen (Connolly) Roy; sisters, Mary Roy, Gladys Gostick, Darlene Roy; brothers, Vincent, Russell, Claire. The family would like to thank the incredible ICU nurses at CEHHC for the fantastic care they provided for Carl while he was there. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. A graveside service will be held at Bible Hill Cemetery on Thursday, June 28 at 11:00am. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

STONE, John Gordon  73, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he was a son of the late Angeline "Elsie" Falconer-Carter and came east with his mother and step-father, William Coulter. John is survived by his wife, soulmate and partner in business, Madeline (Tattrie); they would have been married 52 years in July. He is also survived by their sons, David, Greenfield, and Jeffery (Jennifer Richardson), Sydney; brother, Aubrey Coulter (Alex), Toronto; sister, Rose Morewood, Halifax; brothers-in-law, Ron (Gladys) Tattrie, John Tattrie, Bayhead. The lights of his life and the reason he struggled to live longer are his precious grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas and Lauren Levangie; nieces, Carrie, Krista and Karen; nephews, Scott and Steven. Along with his mother and step-father, he was predeceased by a brother in infancy and nephew, Andrew Morewood. Private interment was held at Bayhead (Union Church) Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Wayne Howard – 70, Debert, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Howard and Evelyn (Frizzell) Lynds. Wayne was a dedicated family man. He was employed for many years with Atlantic Rentals then with United Rentals as a Sales Representative. In former years, he enjoyed fishing then in later years took up golfing and becoming a member of the Debert Golf Club. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace (Jennings); sons, Duane (Sandra) Halliday, Debert, Troy (Shannon) Halliday, Mission, B.C.; grandchildren, Cody, James, Nathan, Felicia, Emily; sister, Arlene (Mack) Blois, Hilden. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Family and Friends were welcomed to a Celebration of Life Gathering at "The Peg", Hwy. 2, Masstown (across from the Masstown Market) on July 3. If so desired, donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of one’s choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACSWEEN, Elizabeth Alice Carlotta – 94, Truro, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, June 28, 2018, at Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche. Born in Port Caledonia, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of the late James and Ellen (Boutilier) Neilson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her children, Janet (Clark) Woods, Upper Onslow; Jim (Doreen) MacSween, Fergus, Ontario; John MacSween (Becky), Bedford; daughter-in-law, Wanda MacSween, Bedford; grandchildren, Shawn Woods, Jamie (Angela) Woods, Andrew Woods, Jennifer (Tom) Murphy, Jessica MacSween (Dany), Alex MacSween, Andrea MacSween, Adam MacSween, Amanda MacSween; great grandchildren, Farrah and Bronson Woods; several nieces; one nephew. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Wesley MacSween; sister, Margaret (Clyde) MacLeod; brother, David (Margaret) Neilson. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 144 Donkin Highway, Port Caledonia, Cape Breton County, The Reverend Ruby Carter officiated. Interment was held in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JEFFERS, Jennifer L. – Age 46, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018 at home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Maria Winters, Parrsboro. Jennifer was a free spirit who loved the little things in life. She is survived by her sons, Caine Meyers (Juan), Halifax; Christopher Meyers, Parrsboro; her sister, Claudina Rowe (Danny), Grand Desert; niece, Danielle Rowe; nephews, Dillon and William Rowe; numerous, cousins and friends, especially her lifelong friends, her "Blue Crew". As well, her "fur babies", Brayzen, Squeaks, Mister Cat and Red. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Roy and Marg (Phinney) Winters; her companion, Tyler Mullen in 2017. A ‘Celebration of her Life’ gathering was held at the Fundy Geological Museum common room July 3, 2018. Memorial donations is her memory may be made to Marignani Discovery Research Laboratory at Dalhousie University (for Breast Cancer Research) or purchase a bracelet in her memory at 4ocean.com. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MATTHEWS, Esther Joan (Purdy) - Welland, Ontario, formerly of Truro, passed away peacefully in her 94th year, in Welland, Ontario on the evening of June 29, 2018. Survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Arnold McCully Matthews; son, Ronald Matthews (Wendy); grandson, Shawn Bradley (Shelley); granddaughter, Katlee Matthews; great grandson, Jack Bradley. Greeted at the gates of heaven by her late daughter, Judith; parents, Charles and Annabelle Purdy; siblings, Ruth, Helen, Edward, Margaret, Charlotte, Jean. A graveside service was held Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCE, Pauline M. – Age 70, of Amherst and formerly of Diligent River passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Moncton City Hospital. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Margaret (Smithies) Tibbetts. She is survived by her children, Chris McCulley (Marjorie), Parrsboro; Debbie McKay (Lawrence), Lakeville, N.B.; Meghan Keith (Richard Balheim), Amherst; Eddie Spence, Toronto; Edwin Spence, Toronto; Nicole Spence (Alaine), Antigonish; Barbie Spence, Toronto; sisters, Mary Lou Leighton (Blair), Truro; Sheila Buckle (Tim), London, England; Pam Boyde (Sidney), Port Greville; Judy Allen (Ronald), Diligent River; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her second great-granddaughter, Lily Ann Pauline in August. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard; children, Aletta, Larry; brothers, Richard and Harlan. Funeral service was held July 5, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SULLIVAN, Reverend John Ross, CD. Cdn Army Ret’d, Bible Hill, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in West Earltown, he was the youngest son of the late Alonzo Clarence and Kate Louise (Johnston) Sullivan. John is survived by his wife, Nina Lorraine (Timmons/Hanes) Sullivan; sons, John Edward and David Wesley; daughter, Violet Irene Beattie; grandchildren, Andrew, Jessica and Alexandra Beattie; great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Beattie; one step-grandson; sister, Mable Murray; step-son, Brian Hanes (Gilda); several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his first wife, Joan M. I. (Hanes) Sullivan; sons, Frederick Alonzo, Douglas Ronald; step-son, James Hanes; brothers, Clarence Alonzo, Lloyd Douglas, Alvin Edgar. Funeral service was held Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment was held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JOUDREY, Wilbert Russell   84, Truro, passed away peacefully, with loving family at his side, on Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, he was a son of the late Lawson and Ella (Fleming) Joudrey. Russell is survived by his wife, Edena (Lane/Stevenson) Joudrey; their children, Stephen Joudrey, North River; Scott (Trudy) Joudrey, Bible Hill; Patricia (Terry) Cooke, Bible Hill/Highland Village; Libby (Doug) Langille, Salmon River; Carolyn Joudrey (Alan Ereaut), Whitehorse; grandchildren, Amanda, James, Shayne, Michael, Harold, Clayton, Jack, Madison; great grandchildren, Ainsley, Samuel, Chloe, Logan, Lucas; sister, Iris Janes, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Julia (Tree/Richards) Joudrey; sisters, Winnie (Lawrence) Lemmon, Effie (Frank) Graham, Ruby Sutherland; brother-in-law, John Janes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, July 9, 2018, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Interment was held in Pine Grove Cemetery, East Stewiacke. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FULTON, Earl L. - Age 71, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by family. Born in Springhill, he was the eldest son of the late Murray and Marguerite (Willigar) Fulton. Earl was a modest man who enjoyed working in the garage, fishing on his boat and having a cup of coffee with family and friends. Earl was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He is survived by his children, Darien, Charlie (Shelly), Jeremy (Lesley), Jason (Jessica Wheaton), Krista (Steven Ripley), all of Parrsboro; Donald (Melanie Morris), Dartmouth; sisters, Mary Babineau (Allan), Ruth McCulley (Charles), Darlene Harroun, all of Parrsboro; Dorothy Logan, West Brook; brothers, Murray Jr., John (Martha Terfry), David (Cathy), all of Parrsboro. Earl often joked about wanting to win the lottery, but in later years realized he had been a millionaire his whole life because of the 16 grandchildren he was blessed with who affectionately called him "Pup". Pup is lovingly remembered by Baylee, Kristi-Anna, Avery, Raine, Claudia, Keelan, Gabriel, Riley, Abby, Brandon, Callie, Lily, Mack, Darcy, Denver and Jake. He was also survived by his former wife, Bernice (Gilbert) Fulton, Parrsboro; his companion, Elta Sutherland, Pictou; chosen children, James McAndrew, Diligent River; Jillian Durant, Red Deer, Alta.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Earl was predeceased by a brother in law, Charles Logan. In keeping with Earl’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be placed near his boat at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Foundation or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RAFUSE, Jill M. - Age 61, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at home surrounded by family and in the arms of her loving husband. Born in Chilliwack, B.C., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Salter) Colpitts. She is survived by her husband, Norman; her daughters, Sarah O’Brien (Greg), Ottawa; Amy Page, Kingston; Emma, Parrsboro; her son, Andrew, Parrsboro; a sister, Janice Colpitts, Diligent River; brothers, Brad (Debbie), Peterborough, Ont.; Dwight (Sherry), Ward’s Brook; Jeff (Wilma), Fox River; Gordon (Lynn), Truro; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering of family and friends was held at the Parrsboro Legion Hall July 12, 2018. Donations in Jill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LOHNES, Leonard Theodore (Ted) - 80, Truro, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born in Birchtown, N.S. on April 9, 1938, he was the son of the late Warren Guy Lohnes and the late Doris Bernice (Acker Lohnes) Ashe.  Ted worked for thirty-four years for the Nova Scotia Government from 1960 – 1994, ending his career as Supervisor of the Family Court in Truro. During part of this period he served as NSGEU Vice-President. Ted’s innate passion for sports and community involvement was expressed through his involvement in many local programs and activities, including: Kinsman Club District Seven Zone 2 Deputy-Governor 1970; Regional Master of the American Contract Bridge League; President of the Truro Curling Club, President of the Truro Golf Club, and President of the Royal Caledonia Curling Club NS Branch 1995; Co-Chair of the 1994 Canadian Pepsi Jr. Curling Championship hosted in Truro, NS; Coach within the Truro Jr. Curling Club program; Honorary Member of the Truro Curling Club; Truro Sports Heritage Society Volunteer of the Year; Certified Curling Official and Coach; IKON Sport Award Official of the Year 2007; Volunteer at the 2010 Brier and 2015 World Men’s Curling Championship; co-founder, President and life-time member of the Colchester Lawn Bowls Club; many provincial curling championships, including alternate on the NS team at the 1989 Brier, and a Maritime Stick Curling Champion.

Johnson, William Kenneth - Belmont 78. Passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 13, 2018 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Ken was born to the late William and Margaret (Coad) in Ekfrid Township, Middlesex Co., Ontario. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gail (Newport); daughters, Laurie and Beth; son, James; grandchildren, Sarah, B.J., Josh, Jonathon, Megan and Cass; step-grandchildren, Jamie and April; great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Also survived by sisters, Marilyn, Doris, Catherine and Ruth; brother, John, all of Ontario. Ken was predeceased by both parents; son, Bill; great-grandson, Zack and father-in-law. Ken grew up on a small farm in Ontario. He worked as an auctioneer, an assistant Postmaster and at Newport Metal Fabrications in Woodstock, Ontario before moving to Nova Scotia to open NewMac Manufacturing in Debert in 1977. He had the opportunity to travel across Canada, the United States and even as far away as Israel, Holland and Germany making many business associates and friends along the way. He truly cared for his many employees and their families and continued working up to the day he went into hospital. He enjoyed making people smile, especially children, whether it was having a Christmas party or driving around in his little red car with the Shriners in the parades. In his early years, he loved to coach hockey and supported many sports teams even participating in lob-ball for a time. Along with the Shriners, he was also a member of the Odd Fellows Association. The family would like to thank the VON, nursing staff at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, especially the I.C.U. staff. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Visitation was held in Colchester Community Funeral Home on July 19th. Interment followed in Belmont Crossroads Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Brenton, Ronald Carlton – 60, Princeport, Colchester Co. It is with great sadness that the Brenton family announces the passing of Ron Brenton which occurred peacefully in the morning hours of Friday, July 20, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Colin and Hazel (Semple) Brenton. Ron was a lifelong truck driver being employed most recently with Midland Transport. He will be remembered as a hardworking man who above all else, cherished his family and the joy that they brought to him. Ron was always up for a game of golf, time with his horses, boats, but most of all, a good laugh. Along with his parents, He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 40 years, Nancy (Langille); daughters, Michelle Brenton (Matt MacDonald), Masstown, Amanda Brenton (Christian Thompson), Quispamsis, N.B., Kaitlyn (Nathan) Blezius, Niagara Falls, Ont.; grandchildren, Maddison, Aiden, Avery, Marshall, Eli; brother, Jeff (Donna) Brenton, Halifax; nephew, Connor Brenton. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Committal Service will be held Tuesday, July 24 at 2pm in Old Barns Cemetery, Hwy. 236, Old Barns. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Colchester Food Bank, Maggie’s Place or charity of one’s choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


July 2018

HALVERSON, Milan Kenneth William – 88, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with loving family at his side, on Sunday morning, May 13, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Malagash, he was a son of the late William and Iva (MacNutt) Halverson. Milan is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Reta Maxine (Kaulback, Hirtle); children, Sonja Halverson, Truro; Shelley Duvall, Debert; Toni Halverson (Normand Landry), Middle Sackville; Michael (Heather) Halverson, Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Tanya (Alex) Gradet, Suzanne Fernandes, Sally Duvall, Simon (Jennie) Duvall, Sheri Duvall, Courtney Johnston, Kelsey Johnston; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Norma Cavanaugh, Tacoma, Washington, USA; four nieces; special friend, Gerry MacPherson. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Vila (Gordon) Smith. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Reverend Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment was in Monument Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Cumberland County. Full obituary and condolences" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Wasson, Clifford St. Clair ("KIP") - 99, Truro, passed away on May 27, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in New Yarmouth, Cumberland County on Christmas Day, 1918 he was the son of the late Enos and Gertrude (Ells) Wasson. Shortly after graduating from high school in Advocate, Dad volunteered to serve his country by joining the R.C.A.F. in 1940 where he served until the end of WWII. Returning to Advocate after the war, he met the love of his life, Vera M. Carter, a young R.N. working at the Bayview Memorial Hospital. After marrying, they moved to Toronto in 1950. Dad worked for Good Year Tire for four years before returning to Nova Scotia. Living in Halifax and then later in Elmsdale and Truro, Dad worked as the manager of the shoe department at Sears. He found his calling as a manufacturer’s representative for several footwear companies. In 1972, Dad became the first salesman for Terra Footwear for whom he travelled the Atlantic Provinces until his retirement in 1993 at the age of 75. After Mom retired from nursing, she travelled with Dad for the last three years of his working life. Upon his retirement, Dad loved to travel with Mom, taking trips to Florida, Europe, Alaska, across Canada and especially the Atlantic provinces keeping in touch with the countless hundreds of store owners, friends and relatives that Dad had come to know over the years as a traveler. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vera; sons, Ralph, Kevin (Monique) and Terry; grandsons, Nathan, Elias, Aidan and Noah; granddaughter, Grace; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Ted (Inez), Arlie (Pauline), William, Trueman (Ruth) and sister, Edith Berry. Thanks to the VON staff, Nancy, Shannon, Anne and his private care workers, Janet, Sandra, Linda, Sylvia and Sherri for their devotion, love and care, and also the dedicated staff of the ICU unit in the Truro hospital. Funeral service was held May 31st in Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, Truro; Pastor Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Advocate Harbour at a later date. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Immanuel Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PUTNAM, Donald Glenn - 82, Masstown, passed away May 29, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with his family by his side. Born in Debert, he was a son of the late Albert and Beryl (McCully) Putnam. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doreen (Carde); son, Donald, Masstown; daughter, Patricia McLellan (Archie), Lower Debert; grandson, Brandon McLellan (Kaley), Lower Debert; brother, Grant Putnam (Phyllis), Debert; sister, Marie Slack (Ron), Hagersville, Ontario. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph (Betty); family members, Marie and Arthur McElhinney, Frances and Earl Hollis, Jimmie Carde, Leo and Doris Carde. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison and Reverend Carolyn Rushton officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DYKENS, Marilyn Elizabeth (Marriott), Truro 71. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Marilyn Elizabeth Dykens. She was the most kind and caring person. Her love of animals, nature and the beach will always be a part of our memories of her. Her smiling face will forever be topped with one of her favourite hats. We will miss you, Mom. She was born in Halifax, N.S. to the late Percy and Helen Marriott. She is survived by her sons, Michael Dalrymple and Paul (Cynthia) Marriott; daughters, Lisa (Donald) Cox and Melanie (Joel) Campbell; grandchildren who all adored her, Jesse, Christopher, Katy, Micah, Marcus, Walker and Meredith; brothers, David (Betty) Marriott and Stephen (Phyllis) Marriott; sisters, Lynda (Sonny) Fraser and Joanne (Harry) Gulliver. She was predeceased by her sister, Judy Young. Mom was very dedicated to her church family at Truro Alliance Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and loved children always. Most of all, mom loved Jesus, and He loves her. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St, Truro, N.S. Donations in her memory, may be made to the Truro Alliance Church Building Fund. Funeral Service was held June 10th in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Pastor Scott Penner officiating. Private family interment followed.

WHEBBY, Marie-Paule, Debert 84. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Marie passed away peacefully at the Debert Court Nursing home on June 6, 2018 at the age of 84. Marie was predeceased by her parents Marguerite and Edmund and also her brothers Albeo, George, Robert and Norman Cote.  Marie is survived by her loving family; son, James (Krista); daughter, Paula (Eric Sinclair); grandchildren, Amber, Laura, Michelle (Darren) and great grandchildren, Barry and Grace.  She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Marie was born in Saint-Basile, New Brunswick on July 20, 1933 to Marguerite and Edmund Cote.  Marie attended The Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in Edmundston, New Brunswick where she graduated as an RN in 1954. From there she travelled and worked in cities around Canada and the U.S. from Nome, Alaska to Miami Beach, Fla. She met and married her husband, William Joseph Whebby in Miami Beach on March 30, 1958. William preceded her in death in 1997. Arrangements were entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home. Marie's Celebration of Life will be held at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St, Truro on July 20, 2018 at 11am. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ColchesterCommunity.com.

WILLIGAR, S. Ralph - Age 73, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Stephen E. and Hazel (Aylward) Willigar. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Logan; sons, Shane (Angie), Parrsboro Roads; Michael (Charmen), Halifax; grandchildren, Jacob, Grace, Jordan, Jackson; sisters, Hilda Adams (Gary), Linda Willigar (Doug), Marjorie Shaw (Ronald), all of Parrsboro; a brother, Myles (Lynda), Parrsboro; numerous nieces and nephews. In keeping with Ralph’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. A private family internment 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

Mingo, Helen Marie, Truro, 92. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 15, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born on June 20, 1925 in North Sydney, she was the daughter of Selena (Anderson) Reid and Norman Strickland. When her mother died in 1931, after a short stay in the Protestant Orphan’s Home in Bible Hill, she was adopted by John and Isabella Stevens of Truro. She is survived by daughters, Dorothy (Warren) Tay, Truro, JoAnn Stone, White Rock, BC, Ellen (Clarence) Moore, Truro, Jamie (Gary) Moore, Holtville, NB, Susan (Daniel) MacDougall, Debert, Margaret (Peggy) MacKenzie, Truro; daughter-in-law, Heather; sons, E. Lee Mingo and W. Peter both of Truro. She was also the beloved grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild and 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Annie, Mary, Helen, Phyllis, Joanie; brothers-in-law, Ron and Stephen; special niece, Isobel; a special former daughter-in-law, Marjorie and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Edward in 1996; son, Allen in 2004 and grandson, Mark in 2014. Also predeceased by brother, Joseph Reid; sisters, Rita (Larry) McInnes, Lena (Bill) Whalen, Charlotte (Ted) Genters and Elsie (Hugh) Wasson. A special thank you to Dr. Munroe and the staff of Sanford Hall, Munroe Court. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Funeral service was held June 19th with Rev. Lori Ramsay officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St.,Truro. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MYATT, Reginald Cyril "Reg" – 94, Bass River. It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Reginald Cyril Myatt on Friday, June 15, 2018. Born in Oxford, he was the son of the late Franklin and Florence (Hatt) Myatt. He is survived by son, Donnie Myatt (Jane) Valley; daughter, Arlene (Steve) Sharpe, Smiths Falls, Ontario; sister, Lillian (Delbert), Truro; Betty (late Ron), Amherst; step-son, Lian Walton (Doreen), Bass River; step-daughter, Leaellen (Greg) Lewis, Dartmouth; brothers-in-law, Anson Reid (Ann), Amherst; Stan Miller, British Columbia; grandchildren, Jason, Melissa, Natalie, Sonya, Valerie; great grandchildren, Gaberiella, Alexander, Jenna, Kylie, Jordan, Elise; step-grandchildren, Mike, Samantha, Kelton, Sarah, Emily, Kayla, Arya; great grandchildren, Lexi, Charlotte. He was predeceased by his children’s mother, Minnie; his wife, Joyce (nee Reid); son, Wayne; grandson, Jeffrey; brother, Lawrence; sister, Thelma. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Private interment was in Pinegrove Cemetery, Oxford. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

LORTIE, Mary Elizabeth (Patriquin) - 75, Great Village, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at home. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late George Arthur and Elizabeth (Blaikie) Patriquin. She is survived by her only daughter, Cheryl Weiss (Snyder), and husband, Robert Weiss; their son, Sean Weiss; Cheryl’s father, Meryl Snyder, Debert. She was predeceased by brothers, Ross and Tommy Patriquin, who were both born, raised and lived in Great Village. No visitation or funeral service by Mary’s request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall -Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


June 2018

Memorial Service Announcement

Keith L. Graham - born May 7, 1922 - died March 2, 2018. There will be a celebration of Keith’s life on Sunday, June 17th Church Service begins 1:30pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, NS. Reception to follow 3pm at The Ottawa House, Parrsboro, NS

MacKenzie, Ethel (Weatherbee) Truro. 90 years young. It is with much regret and sorrow that the family of Fluff MacKenzie has said their last goodbyes to a great wife, mother, grandmother, Aunt, Sister, Cousin and friend. She leaves behind Husband Karl of 71 years, daughters Patti Smart Economy NS., Becki Henderson (Peter) Fairview AB., and Katherine MacKenzie BC. Grandchildren Colleen Connolly Economy NS, Joseph Connolly (Christine) West New Annan NS., Carli Dunbar Reid (Phillip) Edmonton AB., Richard Dunbar (Charlena) Pictou Co. NS., and MacKenzie Smith California.  Step grandchildren Bonnie Smart Borden Vancouver BC., Kim Smart Fredericton NB., Colin Smart London UK. Great grandchild Carli Dunbar Pictou Co. Nieces and nephews Harold, David, Debbie, Margaret, Sharon, Michael, Tony, Bobby, Stanley, Dale, Wayne, Derek and Karen Weatherbee. Cousins Rose Brown, Jeanne and Kent Archibald. She also leaves behind best friends Ted and Theresa Slaney Montreal and her RCR family. Predeceased by her Parents Muir and Florence (Totten) Weatherbee. Siblings Joan Bagnell, Harold, Vernon and Alvin Weatherbee.  Cousins Maizie Archibald and Rose Tedford.

She was the rock of our family and set us on a good foundation, always there with a listening ear, care packages, lessons to be learned and opinions. With our many military postings, she treated them as adventures and was both mom and dad when Dad was away (Korea, Cyprus, many courses and military manoeuvres). When Dad retired from the military and moved back to Truro, she found a place for her opinions with the Conservative Ladies Association. She also enjoyed her yearly job selling tickets at the Exhibition and meeting all the people. A highlight for her in her later years was travelling to Korea at the invitation of the Korean Government and visiting the grave of her brother Vernon. She was also presented the Korean Medal by the Korean Ambassador on the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. There will be no service or visitation but there will be a Celebration of Life held in Economy NS the afternoon of the 24th of June. Last but not least, to the Primrose Lane team at The Mira Care Facility, we give you our everlasting thanks for the care and love that you gave to our Mom. She looked on you as her second family. Pro Patria. Completion of arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBINSON-DeBAY, Elsie Marion - 53, Londonderry, passed away suddenly, Monday April 23, 2018 in Upper Economy. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Reception will follow in Memorial Hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GOGUEN,  Albert N.- 87, Lower Five Islands Colchester County; passed away Tuesday, April 24, at South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro. Born in Cap-Pele he was the son of the late Napoleon and Elizabeth (Leblanc) Goguen. He worked as a Clam digger all of his life. He is survived By his wife Corinne (Cormier) of 57 years; Daughters, Linda (Tony) Lewis, Five islands; Ann  Stevens; Calgary, Alta; Sons, Roger; Lower Five Islands; Ronnie (Marylynn), Parrsboro. Sisters, Leonie Boleyn, Eleonore Legere; Brothers Alphonse (Leona); Leonce (Leona) all of New Brunswick; 6 Grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral was held at Smiths Funeral Home Parrsboro, April 27, 2018. Deacon Howie Goldstein Officiating. Burial in St Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery. Donations to Charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

EAGLES, Marie A. – 79, of Five Islands passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Nellie (Eagles) Power. Marie was a very active community member, participating with numerous committees, fundraisers, her church and choir. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Clayton; daughters, Christine Nicoll (Kevin), Halifax; Gina (Clinton), Lower Five Islands; Claytie, Five Islands; sisters, Stella Power, Truro; Virginia Brodie (Don), Stewiacke; Susan McCarthy (Ronald), Lower Five Islands; Eva Lewis (Mike), Five Islands; brothers, James, Lower Five Islands; Roland (Ruth), Five Islands; Robert, Parrsboro; grandchildren, William, Katherine, Christopher; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mildred; brothers, Burton and William. Funeral service was held April 28, 2018 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Peniel United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SMITH, Catherine Louise "Cathy" – 77, Truro. With great sadness we, the family of Cathy Smith, announce her passing on Friday morning, April 27, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Ella (Harris) Wetmore. Cathy worked with the Truro Bookmobile and later at Colchester East Hants Public Library. Cathy is survived by her son, Colin (Michelle Melanson), Truro; daughter, Susan (Darcy) Sinclair, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories; daughter-in-law, Clarissa Smith, Lethbridge, Alberta; sister, Beth (John) Matheson, Marion Bridge, Cape Breton; adored grandchildren, Samantha and Brayden Sinclair and Charlie and Andrew Smith; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eric; son, Peter; brother, Roy (Mary). Funeral service was held Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Brunswick Street United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, Reverend John Parsons and Reverend Boyd Vincent officiated. Interment was held in Watson Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RECTOR, Joseph Seaman "Joe" – 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in River Hebert East, he was a son of the late Seaman and Roberta (Porter) Rector. Joe is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Wayne) Woodworth, Central Onslow; sons, Terry (Glenda), Bible Hill; Leonard, Bible Hill; Steven (Denise), Belmont; loving grandchildren, Mandi, Michelle, Sarah, Joseph, Nicole, Mitchell, Allan, Matthew; great grandchildren, Cruz and Quinn; sister, Sandra "Sandi" (Colin) Galloway-Howell, Oakfield; brother, Dara (Elaine) Rector, Moncton, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marion Edith (Fletcher) Rector; brothers, Gerald, Morris, Charles. Special thanks are extended to all the staff at The Mira for their excellent care; Joe loved you and we know you loved him, too. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, May 3, 2018, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Private family interment was held in Peniel United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WARNING, Robert Lyn  69, Masstown. With a heavy heart, the family of Robert Lyn Warning announces the sudden passing of a gentle giant at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Robert (or Bob/Rob as he was known by those in his life) was born in Galt, Ontario, and was predeceased by parents, Fredrick Earl and Alice Patricia (Wade), as well as wife, Margaret Anne (Kingston). The big man with an even bigger heart is lovingly remembered by daughter, Sarah (Bob) Morrison; grandson, Hudson; previous wife Kathleen Wellsman; their daughter, Sherry (Jerry) Thorpe; granddaughter, Katie-Sue (Chris) Meyer, great-grandson, Benjamin Robert; grandson, Randy (Aeriel) Thorpe; brothers, Edward (Sue) and Doug (Evelyn) Warning; sister, Kim (Al) Wareham; long-time partner, Lynda Stevenson; her son, Mark; Bob’s many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends. His family held a gathering at his residence on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MUISE, Ernest John "Ernie" - 74, Truro, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Ernest and Mary (MacCormack) Muise. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Edith (Rushton) Muise; daughter, Colleen Hatfield, Bible Hill; sons, Jason Muise and John Muise, both of Sudbury, Ontario; Greg Barkhouse (Crystal), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Laura Hatfield, Cassidy Barkhouse, Caitlyn Barkhouse; four grandchildren in Sudbury, Ontario; brothers, Arthur (Barb), Alfred (Shirley), Norman (Darlene), Greg (Colleen), Robert; sisters, Gail Wilson (David), Margaret Shearer, Bonnie Staples (Keith), Deborah Rushton, Donna Shearer (Eric), Denise Nichols (Barry), Janet MacFadden (Tony); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul and David; sisters, Betty and Diane in infancy. Graveside service was held Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

van Duren, Judith Carolyn, 70, died in the Palliative Care unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. In spite of a devastating diagnosis, she counted her blessings and passed from this life with grace, dignity and courage. Judith was born in Montreal on June 21, 1947, the daughter of Ross and Bess Silversides. She met her husband Charles at the University of Guelph in 1969 and they were married a year later. After graduation, Judith worked at a variety of jobs before returning to university to earn her M.Sc. in Extension Education from the University of Guelph in 1986. This resulted in a job at Alberta's Athabasca University where she worked for twenty-one years. When not gardening, Judith volunteered as a literacy tutor, sat on the library board and worked with the Communities in Bloom committee that earned the Town of Athabasca the "5 Blooms" designation in 2005. To escape the long, cold, dark northern winter, Judith and Charles started travelling to Mexico and learning the Spanish language. Upon their retirement in 2007, Judith and Charles moved to Soley Cove in Lower Economy. Judith joined the Cobequid Garden Club and earned a Master Gardener certification from the Agricultural College in Truro. She volunteered at the Bass River Community Health Centre blood clinic and served on the boards of the Veterans Memorial Park and the Elizabeth Bishop Society. Rug hooking became a passion involving weekly gatherings of the Economy Rug Hookers, the annual rug school in May, and the regional hook-ins in the summer. Judith was pre-deceased by her parents and by her brother Brian. Judith's generosity of spirit will be missed by family and friends far and wide. She is especially missed by Charles, her partner, friend, and husband of 49 years and by her old tabby cat, Barley. Cremation has taken place.  At Judith's request, no service is planned. Immense thanks to Dr. Karen Ewing and to the staff of the CEHHA Palliative Care unit. Words are not adequate. Judith asked that you support the volunteers and organizations that support you and your community, and above all, that you be kind to yourself and to each other. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where an extended version of this obituary and online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RUSHTON, LeRoy Stanley - 57, Truro, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at home with his family by his side. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late William and Isabelle (Spencer) Rushton. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Tothill-Rushton; son, Matthew Tothill (Nobella); sisters, Edith Muise, Velma Barkhouse (Doug), Ruth Zimmer (Allan), Vivian Goveria (Martin), Doris Davis (Billy), Helen Gill (Lornie); brothers, Gary (Karen), Doug (Sharon), Reg, Keith (Linda); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Shirley Rushton, Marie Levy, Gail Mattatall; his brothers, Paul, Harold in infancy. Graveside service will be held at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GILBERT, Irene B. – Age 88, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro with her family by her side. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Capt. Harry and Charlotte Irene "Lottie" (Blenkhorne) Newcombe. She is survived by daughters, Janet Sterling, Two Islands; Andrea Yorke, Parrsboro; 5 grandsons, Craig (Natasha), Andrew (Darcy) and Chris (Angela) Sterling; Ryan (Sue) and Jake (Gillian) Yorke;  5 great grandchildren, Molly, Alexandra and Leigh Sterling; Maxwell and Elizabeth "Libby" Yorke; several nieces and nephews. As well, "almost-daughters", Cheryl Cambruzzi and Lori Jamieson; her friend of more than 65 years, Margie Nickerson. She was predeceased her husband, Maxwell; brothers, Victor, Lawrence, Dean; half-brother, William. Funeral service was Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada or to the Adult Day Care Program, South Cumberland Community Care Centre. Online condolences: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Dr. W. Bruce Ramsay, DVM, 75 - "Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened"…Dr. Seuss. Our Bruce passed away peacefully at home May 11th surrounded by the love of family and friends after a lengthy, courageous struggle with COPD. Bruce is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Jennifer (Lance), Robin (Nigel); son, Robert (Lisa); grandchildren, Alexander, Clara, Emerson, Ella and Daphne; brother, David (Lisa); father-in-law, Jack; sister-in-law, Brenda (Drew) and several nieces and nephews. Bruce was a war baby, born in Louth, UK and emigrated from England to Canada on Jan. 1, 1959, experiencing three New Year’s Eves on the way. After his high school graduation in Calgary, he spent a year TB testing cattle which led to his enrolment at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ont. After graduating in 1966 he worked in small animal practices until finding his niche in 1972, teaching and training Animal Health Technologists in a budding new field. He was one of the founding fathers of Veterinary Technology programs at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont. and NSAC in Truro, NS. He is responsible for the professional, compassionate care that pets experience in many veterinary clinics across Canada. As one former student recently shared, "Dr. Ramsay was my veterinary idol". Many grateful thanks to the palliative care team: Dr. Henderson, Ann McKim and Lisa Weatherbee, and VON nurses: Margie, Tara, Cassidy, Sarah and Dwayne, and Dr. Rowe - you allowed Bruce to die with dignity among those he loved. Susan would especially like to thank her close nursing friends: Diane, Nellie, Kathy D, May, Kathy W, Alta, Wanda, and the Studiths for always being there. To the many friends who supported our family over the years – Thank you. His wishes were to be cremated and then "throw a party". A happy- hour celebrating a life well-lived was held May 18 26 Fundy Drive, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 300 Felines, a project initiated by Dal AC AHT students to improve the lives of feral cats, SPCA or charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TOWER, Margaret Isabel "Margie"  98, Folly Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 12, 2018, at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Bessie (Donkin) Blair. Margie is survived by her son, Robert (Brenda) Blair, Folly Lake; grandchildren, Kathy Blair (Brad MacLennan), Folly Lake; Rob (Crystal) Blair, Great Village; great grandchildren, Robert Blair, Aaron Crossman, Janine Blair, Brett Crossman, Claire Carroll, Paige Blair; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cedric Blair Tower; sister, Doris (Harold) Weeks; brother, Kenneth Blair (Gladys MacLeod). Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Debert Court who she thought of as her extended family and for the comfort brought to her by Mabel the cat. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Margie’s family received friends on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Private interment was held in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WELTON, Bernice I. - Age 78, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at home. Born in Middleboro, Cumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Wendell and Kathleen (Howard) O’Brien. Bernice was actively involved in the operation of the Crossroads Blueberry Co-op, as well as her church and community. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Ernie; sons, Mike (Pat), Gary (Kristy), all of Parrsboro; sisters, Louise Gilbert (Ronald), Lakelands; Maureen MacAloney (Leroy), New Glasgow; Marsha Wilbourn (Rick), Abercrombie; Karen Smith (Lloyd), Parrsboro; brother, Frank (Donna), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Cody, Luke (Ashley), Ethan (Tara), Liam, Ava; great-granddaughter, Maddie; numerous nieces and nephews. Also, her special aunt, Ruth Dupuis, Parrsboro. She was predeceased by a brother, Wendell; step-father, Allison Warren; step-mother, Ruby O’Brien. Funeral service was held May 19, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Keith Selwyn-Smith. Memorial donations may be made to the GOVRC Workshop, Springhill or the IWK Foundation. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MEYERS, Christine L. - Age 59, of Parrsboro passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born is Duncan, B.C., she was a daughter of Marcia Resch (Chris) and Clive Walton (Lu), all of Duncan, B.C. Prior to her illness, she worked with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). She is survived by sons, Frederick Michael (Jose), Brian (Tissy), all of Parrsboro; sisters, Jann, Patricia, Annette, Teresa (Keith); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. As well, her furry feline companion, Izzard. She was predeceased by her brother, Tom. A ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering was at the Ship’s Company Theatre, Parrsboro on May 22, 2018. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PEARCE, Evelyn Catherine 83, Truro, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at home. Born in Stewiacke, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and May (Glennie) Thurrott and loving wife to the late Robert Pearce who passed away in 2000. Evelyn lived in Truro for most of her life and worked for many years in the Circulation Department with the Truro Daily News. Evelyn is survived by sons, Robert, Truro, David (Susan), Truro; daughter, Amanda (Peter) LeBlanc, Crowes Mills; grandchildren, Jayson, Garrett, Alyssa, Aaron, Destini and Tessa; sister, Helen Hircock, Ontario; brother, Lee Thurrott, Stewiacke; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Robert, Evelyn was predeceased by brothers, Auston, Harold, Walter; sisters, Dorothy, Vivian, Eva. Funeral Service was held May 25 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, The Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment followed the service in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Donations in Evelyn’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of one’s choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KAY, Roderick G. "Pete" – Age 76, of Amherst, and formerly of Parrsboro. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear brother and uncle, Roderick "Pete" Kay on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, surrounded by his loving family as he peacefully passed in the early morning hours. Pete was born in Parrsboro in 1941, a son of the late George and Madeline "Maudie" (Harrigan) Kay. In his early 20’s, Pete moved to Ontario to make his fortune. While no fortune was gained, he did find his jewel, Marie "Snoop". They married in 1965, later returning to the Atlantic provinces where they lived in both NB and NS. Pete was employed at the Dorchester Correctional Facility for more than 25 years. He had a unique sarcastic whit, something we all loved about him. Even in his last days, he found strength to muster up a sarcastic remark here and there. Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Marie of over 52 years; brother, Merton "Nuke" Kay, Parrsboro; sisters, Mary Anne Gilbert, Pauline Morris, Betty Jeffers (Floyd), all of Parrsboro; numerous treasured nieces and nephews, especially Tim and Brenda Jeffers, and Treena Grace who showed extra care and devotion to both Pete and Marie in his last few weeks. He was predeceased by a brother, William "Bill"; a sister, Rebecca; brother-in-law, Bruce Hunter; sisters-in-law, Joyce and Doreen; nephew, Richard Hunter; nieces, Suzanne Hunter and Janet Hiltz. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the LA Animal Shelter, Amherst. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE, Anna J. – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Jessie (Crossman) Smith. She is survived by her companion of 31 years, Charles Bourgeois and his two sons, Jeffrey and Todd; daughter, Nancy Quinn (Frank), Parrsboro; a son, James Yorke (Joanne), Morrisdale, N.B.; sisters, June Fulmore (Allison), Dartmouth; Alva Rooney (Ernest), Hantsport; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Osmond; her brother, William. Funeral service was held May 26, 2018 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiated. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PERRIN, Sgt. Walter Alvin, MM, of Truro, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on May 23, 2018 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born on April 27, 1922 in Dean Settlement/Woodside, Halifax County, where he grew up on a farm with his parents Guy and Alice (Dean) Perrin. He married Lois (Dean) in 1946 and they bought a farm in Glenholme and lived there for 30 years. In 1976, Walter and Lois moved to Truro and Walter lived in this home until his passing 42 years later. Walter worked at DND Medical Supply Depot, Debert until his retirement in 1982. Walter joined the Army at age 19 to fight in World War II (WWII). He served in the 82nd Gaspe Battery, 4th Anti-Tank Regiment RCA from 1941 to 1945. He was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for bravery; this medal was presented by King George VI at Buckingham Palace in June 1945. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Cobequid Branch 72, Great Village; of Erskine United Church & St. Andrew’s United Church; as well as volunteering at the Colchester Historical Museum. He was an avid wood worker and gardener and enjoyed the sport of harness racing, following his favourite drivers until last week. Walter particularly enjoyed re-visiting Europe and Gaspe with his wife, Lois to visit with fellow WWII comrades.  He participated in the anniversary WWII liberation celebrations throughout Europe for several years.  Walter was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Walter is survived by daughters; Diane Lundie, Masstown, NS, Marion Perrin, Edmonton AB, Alice (Arthur) Pugsley, Five Islands NS, Velma (Eric) Ryan, Stratford PEI, Elizabeth Perrin (Ron) Stewart, Calgary AB, Joyce Perrin, Calgary AB and sons; Robert (Bob) (Joan) Perrin, Lower Montague PEI and Philip (Kathy) Perrin, Windsor NS.  Grandchildren: Diane’s children Shawn, Sheri, & Derek; Bob’s children Richard & Alison; Alice’s children Andrea, Carole, & Glenn; Philip’s children Joshua, Cameron, Jennifer & Colby; and Elizabeth’s step-daughters Rena and Shilo. Walter had eleven great granddaughters – Brooklyn, Grace, Gabrielle (Andrea); Courtney, Carly (Sheri); Amelia, Audrey (Richard); Madyson, Olivia, Payton, & Charlee (Glenn). Also survived by brother Victor of Halifax; sister Ella (Cox) of Upper Musquodoboit; and special friend Elma Dickie; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife Lois in 1997; granddaughter Annette; brothers Edson, Lyman, Ray, David, and George; sister Marion (Lemmon); infant sisters Eleanor & Elizabeth. A Celebration of Life was held May 27, 2018 at the Best Western Truro – Glengarry, 150 Willow Street, Truro, NS. , A Special Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72, Poppy Trust Fund, 8 Great Village Lornevale Rd, Great Village, NS B0M 1L0; Colchester Historical Society, 29 Young Street, Truro NS B2N 3W3; or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TREFRY, Cedric A. – Age 94, of Port Greville passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Arthur and Lila (McWhirter) Terfry. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Hatfield; a brother, Arthur (Carolea), Truro; sisters-in-law, Helen Terfry, Diligent River; Madeline Terfry, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Elsie and Annie; brothers, Wilfred and Wilbert. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Linda L. – Age 63, of Southampton passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Leona (Hebb) Phinney, Parrsboro and the late Robert Phinney. Linda worked with VON (Cumberland) Home Support for more than 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Russell; a daughter, Angie Wallace (Ted), Kentville; a son, Jeff, Southampton; sisters, Brenda Welsh (Gerald), Parrsboro; Susan Clarke (Stephen), Wharton; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Linda was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her granddaughter in August. She was predeceased by a sister, Myrtle. In keeping with Linda’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (Cumberland) or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


May 2018

SAUNDERS, James Nisbet "Jim" – 92, Truro. It is with sadness but gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of our Dad, Jim Saunders, who reluctantly but bravely and peacefully died in Truro on Friday, March 16, 2018, surrounded by the inestimable love of his wife, Jean (Sutherland) Saunders, and their children, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary; his brother, George; his sister, Estelle and his sister-in-law, Mary Sutherland. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean; their son, Jamie and his wife, Gayle; their daughter, Catherine and her husband, Michael Epstein; their grandchildren, Matt and his wife, Marianne Brassard; Alyson and her husband, Hugh Sturgess; Beth and her husband, William Sharp; David, Alexander, and Johanna Epstein and their precious great grandchildren, Ingrid and Jack Sturgess. Dad also leaves his sister-in-law, Emily Saunders; his dear only niece, Joan (Al) Gibson; nephews, George, Bruce and David; many first cousins (including the Morse, Woodworth, Reid, Harlow, Harris, Babineau and Leadbetter families) and their spouses as well as a legion of loyal friends and former neighbours across Canada. We will all miss him dearly but we will cherish the memories, the legacy, the lessons, the laughter, and the exemplary standard he left for us all. Funeral service was held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PULSIFER, Barbara Ann - 91, Bible Hill, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Ethel (Pratt) Hanes. Barbara is survived by her eleven children, Carolyn (Jim) Nelson, Brookfield; Bobby Pulsifer (Debbie Burris), Hilden; Brenda (Bob) McCoul, Five Houses; Joan (Paul) Clough, Onslow; Debbie (Blake) Glazebrooke, St. Stephen’s, NB; David (Ann-Marie) Pulsifer, McCallum Settlement; Rose (Mike) Nolan, Bible Hill; her special son, Reggie, who lives with his sister, Joan, Onslow; Wade (Laurie) Pulsifer, Stewiacke; Bonnie Pulsifer (Dave Skinner), Truro; Wendy (Steve) Bonin; Valley; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Lindsay, Onslow; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Frederick Pulsifer; daughter, Cheryl; brothers, Phillip, Elroy, Ronald, Alvin; sisters, Dorothy, Irene, Phyllis in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, March 29, 2018, Reverend John Sullivan officiated. Interment at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

THOMPSON, Sheila E. – Age 89, of Halfway River passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late J. Clifford and Leona (Crossman) Bowden. Sheila married Harry E. Thompson in 1948 and moved to their farm in Halfway River where she remained until her passing. Sheila was a talented seamstress, sewing clothes for her family and was well known throughout the community for her talents in the making of many "one of a kind" formal attire. Through this contribution to her community, Sheila made many life-long friends. Sheila would often tell the story that as a young girl she would knit mittens and socks in school to be sent overseas to soldiers during the Second World War. She is survived by her sons, Eric, Brookfield; Weymond (Lez), Brookfield; Aaron (Louise), Bridgewater; daughter-in-law, Anne Thompson, Halifax; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Dara Bowden, Truro; sister-in-law, Betty Thompson, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1994; a son, Dean; a sister, Dayle Amon; sister-in-law, Ruth Bowden. Her family would like to thank the VON and "the girls" who made it possible for Mom to remain in her home during her last years – after each visit, Sheila would say "love you girls." Special thanks to the nurses of E2 of Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and compassion during her final days, and her physicians for their guiding care. A time of visitation was held on March 29, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. A graveside committal service will take place in the West Brook Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the West Brook Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CURTIS, David Ferrand Q.C.– 78, Valley, Colchester County, passed away peacefully, with his loving wife at his side, on Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018, at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Dr. Edgar and Ella (Ferrand) Curtis. David is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Donna Jean (Hamilton); brother, Dr. Gary  (Donna) Curtis, Truro; parents-in-law, Ralph and Jean (Carter) Hamilton, North River; brothers-in-law, Roger Hamilton, North River; Neil (Roxanne) Hamilton, Crowes Mills; nieces and nephews, Jack (Lisa) Curtis, Philip (Irena) Curtis, Jennifer Curtis (Fred Bitar), Dr. Heather Curtis (Dr. Donald MacQuarrie), Stacy (Abdullah) Al-Mumayiz, Ryan Hamilton (April), Ashley Hamilton (Kyle), Chantal Hamilton, Gabrielle Hamilton, Riley Hamilton; great nieces and nephews, Ella, Peter, Megan, Ian, Fiona, Lucas, Jackson, Zain. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Dr. John (Dorothy) Curtis; nephew, Peter Curtis. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Reverend Curtis McDonald officiated. Interment was in Old Barns Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WALTON, Elizabeth C. – Age 75, of Lower Five Islands, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Smith and Maude (Brown) Lewis. She is survived by a daughter, Annette Gouchie (Peter), Lower Five Islands; sons, Bliss (Michelle), Parrsboro; Wyman (Wanda), Wharton; sisters, Ann Goodwin (Dave), Enfield; Ida Terrio (Eric), Amherst; brothers, Garth (Carol), Springhill; Myles (Dawn), Pugwash; Veryle (Joyce), Lower Five Islands; Cecil (Pat), Lower Five Islands; 6 grandchildren, Kristyn (Pat), Jeremy, Brooke, Jasmine, Zach (Mary-Beth) and Sage (Taylor); two great grandchildren, Roland and Brice; numerous nieces and nephews; close friend, Trudy Eagles, Lower Five Islands. She was predeceased by her husband, Wyman; sisters, Myrna, Glenda, Gwen; brothers, Dwight and Smith; a niece, Wanda Lee. A private graveside service will be held in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. A ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering for family and friends was held March 31, 2018 at the Five Islands Fire Hall. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TAYLOR, Marie J. - Age 41, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Elmsdale, she was a daughter of Luella (Richardson) Taylor and the late Cleveland Taylor. She is survived by sisters, Donna Taylor (Carl Margeson), Springhill; Margaret Dillman (Peter), Enfield; Shelley Salter (James), New Prospect; Susan Taylor, Halifax; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Tara. Funeral service was held April 3, 2018 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Fr. Craig Christenson officiated. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the LA Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KILLAWEE, John Berton Archibald "Archie"  78, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John William and Edith Wilhelmina (Archibald) Killawee. Archie was a well-respected teacher of mathematics at several high schools throughout the province, eventually finding his home at Nova Scotia Teacher’s College, where he taught for over 20 years. Archie is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Janet (Walker); children, Robert (Jacqueline), Karen (Allan), John (Patricia); honourary son, Robert Daly; grandchildren, Luke and Kate Henley, Samuel and Sophie Killawee; brothers, Thomas (Elinor), Philip (Grace), Paul; nephews and niece, David, Suzanne, Andrew, Matthew, Jacob, Stephane. For the last 16 years, his grandchildren have been the light of his life. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his older brother, Charles David Killawee; numerous aunts and uncles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, April 9, 2018, Reverend Douglas Chard officiated. Spring interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRAHAM, Phyllis Beatrice – 79, Upper Stewiacke, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday evening, April 4, 2018, at Elk Court, Brookfield. Born in Central North River, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Laura (Roode) McNutt. Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Karen Graham, Nancy Graham, Truro; Shelley Graham, Brookfield; Angela Graham (Simon Wood), Debert; grandchildren, Rebecca Wood, Lauren Wood, Jarret Retfalvi; sister, Kay (Gerald) Hawkins, Fredericton, New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Douglas Graham; siblings, Margaret (George) Truman, Ivan McNutt, Freeman McNutt, Truman McNutt, Cecilia (George) Kennedy, Leo McNutt, Layton McNutt in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, April 8, 2018, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Spring interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SLACK, Douglas Ralph, 100, Truro, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Debert he was the son of the late Munro and Laura (Matthews) Slack. He is survived by his son, Carl, and brother, Ross, both of Truro. No visitation or service at his request. A graveside committal will be held in the spring in Plains Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DeVOUGE, Gary Owen – Lower Debert. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gary Owen DeVouge, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 63. He was a son of the late Glen and Dorothy (Maskill) DeVouge. Gary is survived by his loving wife Sandra (Bowers) and Daizee Dog, his loyal companion. Survived by his brothers, Tom (Janet) and Fred (Donna), along with many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Tom (Alicia) and their children Adam and Kate; sister-in-law, Michele and a huge circle of friends. Gary was a caring and hard working man with a huge heart and would help anyone at any time. He loved skiing with his best friends, Kent and Robert, to ride his Harley Davidson and the great outdoors. Cremation has taken place. No funeral by request. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date. Special thanks to Truro EHS, David, Logan, Tom and Alicia. Completion of arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FULTON, Ray Allister  – The death of Ray Allister Fulton, age 90, of Upper Onslow, loving husband of Joan (MacDonald) Fulton for 66 years, occurred on Thursday evening, April 12, 2018, surrounded by family. Family was always the most important and in addition to his wife, Joan, he leaves behind his daughter, Susan Fulton-Kaiser (Denny); son, Richard Fulton (Rosanne); grandsons, Travis and Steven; step great granddaughters, Arianna and Alexandra; sister, Joyce Slack; several special nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ron (Thora); infant brother, Donald; infant son; niece, Heather. Funeral service was held Monday, April 16, 2018, at Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CONRAD, Frank Daniel passed away in Truro on April 15, 2018 at the age of 98 years. Born in Truro October 1, 1919, he was the son of T.A. and Ann Conrad. He was a veteran of WWII and served overseas from June 1940 until December 1945. Frank was employed with the Soldiers Settlement and Veterans Land Administration from 1946 until his retirement in 1979. He was an active member of the Truro Kinsman Club and Truro Golf Club for many years. He was also a member of the St. John’s Anglican Parish and a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jean and daughter, Betty Hill; brothers, Arthur, George, Ronald and Robert; sisters, Margaret, Nina, Lena, Thea, Connie and Kathleen. He is survived by his son, Richard (Betty) and daughter, Jean Ann Athanasiou (Tom); son-in-law, Arthur Hill; grandchildren, Lisa (Hill) Morgan, Derek Conrad, Craig Hill, Heather (Conrad) Boyd, Andrew Athanasiou and Janet Athanasiou. Also by great grandchildren, Brett, Josie and Abby Conrad, Amy and Jonah Morgan, Liam Boyd, and Libby Hill, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends paid their respects on April 21, 2018 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Frank’s family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Neil Bower, the staff at Purdy Lane, Cedarstone Residence and Rev. Lori Ramsey. Online condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PETTIGREW, Verlie E.- 87 of Harrison Settlement passed away Friday April 20, 2018 at South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro. Born in Liscomb Mills, Guysborough County, she was the daughter of the late_Fred and Odessa Odean ( Tibert ). Winters.  Verlie’s life centered around her family, no matter what, she put her family first, she enjoyed camping quilting and giving hugs. She is survived by her husband Ernest, Daughters Millie Pettigrew (Damien Dunn), Stellarton, Rose MacAloney, Jasper; a son Angus, Parrsboro. Brothers Leonard ( Karen )  and Russell both of Ontario. Six Grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, son-in-law, Cyril Mosher, Half Way River. She was pre deceased by daughter Donna Mosher, granddaughters Debbie and Donna, Brothers Roland and Elmore. Funeral service was held April 24 at Smith’s Funeral Home Parrsboro. Rev. Brock Shaver officiated. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial Donations to West Brook Cemetery. Special thanks to VON and South Cumberland Community Care Center. online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McGIFFORD, John Stewart, Lower Onslow, passed away with his wife by his side on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. John was formerly from Penticton B.C. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 26 at 2pm in Grace Independent Baptist Church, 295 Glenwood Dr., Truro, Pastor Ron Ruse officiating assisted by Pastor Ian Kurylyk. Reception following in the church basement. Interment in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Full Obituary and Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


April 2018

 

Porter, Donald Eugene of Fort Belcher, NS, passed away at his home on Monday, February 26, 2018. He was born in Masstown, NS, on January 2, 1935, the youngest child of George and Mary (Putnam) Porter. Donald attended the NSAC and then, instead of continuing to MacDonald College as was his plan, he purchased a farm with his brother, Arthur. This decision provided an ideal place to raise their families. Shortly after taking up residence at the farm, Donald married his high school sweetheart, Helen Elliott Atkinson. They remained on the farm for the 55 years of their married life and raised five children together. Donald gave many years of service to the dairy industry beyond his own farm, including as a Director on Dairy Farmers of Canada, the producer representative on the Nova Scotia Dairy Commission and as Director and then Chair for Scotsburn Co-operative Services Limited. He also made significant contributions to the harness racing industry; raising horses was one of his greatest pleasures. He was proud of his contribution to the establishment of the West Colchester United Arena as the chair of the fund-raising committee and later chair of the board. His sons and grandchildren were among the many who benefitted from the establishment of minor hockey in the area. This initiative was just one of the many ways he shared his love of the sport which had been fostered on "the pond" in Masstown and highlighted by his play in the District League. Donald and Helen enjoyed travelling in their RV, making many trips far and wide, including one to Alaska and two to Mexico. Their travelling companions included many old friends and a wide variety of new ones. They also enjoyed Sunday drives, dancing and cribbage. There are not many roads in Nova Scotia that Donald did not take the family down at least once. Donald is survived by his five children, Beth (Terry) MacMichael, Patti (Kevin) Budd, Susan (Bob Derosier), George (Barbara) and Alan (Jennifer), 22 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and her husband, Joyce and Don Goodspeed, sister-in-law, Dawn Porter and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters and their husbands, Frances (Ernie) Pash, Dorothy, (Glen) Rice, brothers, Arthur and John (and John’s wife, Vivian) and foster brother and wife, Jack (Minerva) Vaughan as well as great granddaughter, Annabelle Budd. The family would like to thank the Palliative Care team, the VON, and the rest of his health care team for their excellent care and support. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Colchester Hospice Society, the West Colchester United Arena, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

March 2018

 

Martin, Daniel (Danny) Russell - It is with profound sadness and broken hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Daniel (Danny) Russell Martin, age 62, of Springhill, NS, on Friday, February 16, 2018. Born in Springhill on May 18, 1955 he was the eldest son of the late Russell and Edith (Smith) Martin. Danny was educated in the Springhill schools and graduated from the Vocational School in 1974 with his welding diploma. However, his welding career began in the garage at home, when he was 15 years old, as he designed and welded planters and did many welding repairs for town customers. He was employed at Robb Engineering in Amherst for a short time; he then went on to start D.R. Martin’s Metal Works, his own successful welding business in Springhill, where he employed several employees. Danny was known to all as an extremely hard worker. He was honoured in 2005 by the Springhill Chamber of Commerce as Business Man of the Year. He was a member of the Springhill Ground Search and Rescue as well. Danny loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed camping with his family for many years at Five Islands. He cherished his time at his camp at Fountain Lake and cottage at Carrs Brook. He enjoyed hockey, and was Toronto Maple Leafs biggest fan, as well as baseball, four wheeling, and listening to country music. He was an avid fisherman and loved to take his many family members out fishing at Five Islands. However, nothing made Danny happier than spending time with his four precious granddaughters. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 39 years, Debby (Fields), sons Charlie (Anna Trask), Springhill; Matthew (Lindsay), Fredericton, and Josh (Andrea Wilchuck), Springhill; granddaughters, Riley, Faith, Olivia and Raine; mother-in-law Jean Fields, Springhill;  brother Bill (Jo-Ann), Greenhill, NS ; sisters Jean (Rod Crowe), Springhill; Bonnie Givens, Quesnel, BC; Gale (Cleve) Canning, New Glasgow; Shelley (Ron Mitchell), Calgary; Donna (Mark Dickson), Springhill; Judy Martin, Quesnel, BC; and Lisa (Bruce) Sangster, Amherst; many nieces and nephews, and honorary grandchildren, Miyah and Parker Harrison. Danny was predeceased by his parents. Arrangements entrusted to A H Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, NS (902-597-2361). Funeral service was held at the St. Andrews Wesley United Church on Friday, February 23, 2018 with Rev. Wayne McCarther officiating. Reception followed at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. Those wishing to make a donation in Danny's memory may do so to the Springhill Ground Search and Rescue, the IWK Health Centre, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and sharing of memories may be sent to the family by visiting Danny’s online memorial at www.brownsfuneralhome.com or through the A H Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

GUILDERSON, Joan E. – Age 75, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was the daughter of the late John and Daisy (Canning) Guilderson. Joan was a graduate of Acadia University and became a school teacher. She taught school in Arvida, Quebec and Australia. She later worked more than 27 years as an administrative assistant with the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans in Dartmouth. She is survived by a brother, John (Cindy), Parrsboro; nephews, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob, Wayne, Greg; great nieces, Mailie and Malia. She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or to the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ELLIOTT, M. Jean – Age 87, of Economy passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Sadie (Suttis) Hegan. She is survived by her husband, Carl; a daughter, Glenda Huggett, Etobicoke and Economy; sons, William "Bill" (Natalie), Little Bass River; Michael "Mike" (Roda), Bass River; a brother, Arthur Hegan, Victoria, B.C.; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Glendeanne, Natalie; brothers, William, Donald. A Celebration of Life service will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McNEIL, Frank Vernon - 73, Crowes Mills, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 27, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was a son of the late Robert E. and Margaret (Pritchett) McNeil. Frank leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Roode) McNeil; son, Eric (Tina) McNeil; grandchildren, Logan and Mason, McNeil; brother, Michael (Carolyn) McNeil; sisters, Susan (Ralph) Gosby, Sandra (Barry) Mellish, all of Truro; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Joe; sisters, Marilyn Henderson, Mary Jane McNeil (Mullins). Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Joseph Thomas and Father Cristinel Fartadi officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROSSMAN, Culton O. – Age 90, of Middle Sackville, and formerly of East Fraserville. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Culton O. Crossman on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour with his family by his side. Born in East Fraserville, he was a son of the late Otto and Annabelle (McLellan) Crossman. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Dowe; a daughter, Geneva Williams (William), Ingonish; a son, Jeffrey Crossman (Ann), Whites Lake; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Daniel in infancy; sisters, Ida (Patrick) Canning and Geraldine (Lamont) Morris. Culton lived, worked and married his wife, Ruby (of 70 years) in East Fraserville and moved to Sackville where he worked for the Dept. of Transportation and later for Atlantic Sand and Gravel and Gateway Materials up until his retirement at age 70. Special thanks to Dr. Harris Crooks for taking on Dad’s care following his move to Purcell’s Cove, and also thanks to the staff at Twin Oaks. In keeping with Culton’s wishes, he will be cremated and ashes held for service and burial at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com   

JOYCE, Calvin Reid – 77, Truro, passed away January 30, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was the son of the late Arthur and Damaris Joyce. Calvin and his wife enjoyed travelling around to the Bluegrass Festivals in their motorhome. He was an outdoors man liked hunting and enjoyed time spent at the cottage in Advocate Harbour. He cherished his two dogs, Rosie and Gracie. Calvin was a carpenter by trade and worked for many years throughout Nova Scotia. He enjoyed cars especially his treasured 1975 Buick. He is survived by his wife, Muriel Rose Canfield Joyce; sons, James "Jim" Joyce (Vanda), Stewiacke, Doug Joyce (Sandra), Brookfield; daughters, Sherry Joyce and Carolann Joyce, both of Truro; grandchildren, Chad and Tyler Fleck, Lisa and Brandy Joyce; stepchildren, Gloria (Allen) Turner, Brookfield; Steve (Michelle) Canfield, Sackville, Wanda Canfield (Stephen), Halifax, Mark Canfield, Truro; step grandchildren, Cory Canfield, Kelsey Canfield, Jackie Canfield and Blake Canfield; former wife, Maxine; brother in law, Ken (Patti) Langille; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Calvin was predeceased by brother, Claude and second wife, Mae Joyce. A Celebration of his Life was held February 3, 2018 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to Diabetes Canada or charity of choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STEWART, Kenneth Ross – 67, East Mountain. It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth Ross Stewart announce his passing January 31, 2018. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Kathy and children, Nathan (Catherine), Michelle (Chad) and his granddaughter Hannah. Ken will also be forever remembered by his mother Jean Stewart, his brother and sisters. Anything Coca Cola put the biggest smile on his face and his "coke collection" was something he loved to show off. He loved a good book specifically his westerns. His golden heart stopped beating and his hard-working hands are at rest. A celebration of life was held February 3rd at the Bible Hill Fire Hall, Pictou Road. Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOORE, Gordon Rutherford, Truro passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro with his family at his side. Gordon was born in Apohaqui, on May 18, 1930 and was the son of the late Annie Elizabeth McKnight and Alexander Clarke Moore. Gordon started his career at A.L. Parlee & Son, Apohaqui, Dominion Stores Ltd., Truro and Liverpool, owner of Moore’s I.G.A., Truro, Kerr Controls Ltd, Truro, Mountain Golf and Country Club, East Mountain, Dave Wilson’s Ski Shop, Truro and Wentworth, served the Executive of Pony Club, Sunday School Superintendent, Church Session, Chairman of the Board of Stewards, Chairman of the Christian Education, Executive of Community Athletic Association, member of First United Church and one of the founders of Men’s Fellowship Group with help from his dear friend, Ed Lockhart. Gordon leaves behind his loving wife Mary (Ward) of 67 years, children Heather (Peter) Robichaud, Dave (Jennifer) Moore, Cheryl  (Tony) Orr; grandchildren Scott MacLean (Cyndi), Truro, Shawn MacLean (Cindy), Enfield, Nick MacLean, (Amanda) Halifax, Ryan Moore (Emily), Edmonton, Tracy Moore, Victoria BC, Lauren (Adam) Moore, Toronto ON, Tamara (Kevin) Pearce, Red  Deer, AB, André Robichaud (Tiffany), Truro; great grandchildren, Gracie, Zackary, Daniel, Bailey, Owen; sisters Kathleen Henry, Jean Smith, brother Jim (Donna), nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Gordon was predeceased by his brothers Stewart and Cecil Moore and grandson Brendon Orr. Special thanks to nurses and doctors on 3D wing. Funeral services was held February 4 with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating at First United Church, Truro. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Truro First United Church or Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WEATHERBEE, Tracy Ann (Beauchamp) – 47, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, she was a daughter of Barbara (Linderman) Railton, Strathroy, Ontario, and the late Gilbert Beauchamp. Along with her parents, she is survived by her husband, Clifford "Cliff" Weatherbee; children, Brendan Beauchamp, Chelsea Weatherbee, all of Truro; siblings, Debbie, Donna, Cindy, Monty, Brent. Along with her father, she was predeceased by her sister, Darlene. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private interment will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

POWER, Paige C. - Age 28, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., she was a daughter of Ronda MacBurnie (Junior Hazel), Parrsboro and Michael Power (Thelma), Alberta. She is survived by her son, Khadim; sisters, Melodie Power, her twin (Josh Smith), Wolfville; Nikita Rio (Jeff), Greenwood; maternal grandfather, Ronald MacBurnie "Gup" (Beth Poirier), Lower Five Islands; paternal grandfather, Jimmy Power, Five Islands; nieces, Kylea, Ashlynn and Martina; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by maternal grandmother, Carolyn; paternal grandmother, Dorothy. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PRIEST, Mary Amanda (Faulkner) - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Mary Amanda Priest (Faulkner), beloved wife of Percy Priest. Mary passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018 at home in Economy, Nova Scotia. Mary was born in Swan River, Manitoba on May 14, 1932, daughter of the late Leonard and Sara (Lewis) Faulkner. She was 39 plus tax. Mary moved with her family from Manitoba to Nova Scotia when she was young. Mary married Percy Priest on August 5, 1950, and they were married for 67 wonderful years. After they married, they moved to Ontario to make a better life for themselves. Mary is survived by her husband, Percy and her children, Linda (Chris) of Brampton, ON., David (Shirley) of Hillsborough, N.B., Teresa (Jack) Bowmanville, ON., Alan (Jody) of Huntsville, ON.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her sister, Beryl Wheeler of Sackville, N.B. Mary was predeceased by her son, Donald and her sister, Ruby; brothers, Lewis, Cam, Pursel and LeRoy. The family has decided to have a celebration of life in the summer when all the family can be together. The family would like to thank all the VON staff and professional service workers for all the care that was given to Mary and the help and support given to Percy and family. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HATFIELD, Harold V. – Age 95, of Lakelands, Cumberland County passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, he was a son of the late Winfred and Edith (Purdy) Hatfield. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Merchant Marine, having made 18 crossings of the Atlantic and Pacific in convoys. Following the war, he attended forestry school and was later employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forest until his retirement. Harold had a great love of nature and the outdoors, spending time at his beloved camp in Lakelands with friends and family. He is survived by a daughter, Bev Morris (Steve), Parrsboro; sons, Dana (Lanalee), Dartmouth; Kim (Sandra), Fredericton; Ian (Adrienne), Lakelands; step-sons, Robert (Charlotte), David (Caroline) and Brent (Lisa) Godfrey, all of Halifax; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Christine (Huntly); his second wife, Shirley (Campbell); a son, Harold "Hal". A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCABE, Reginald Vincent - Debert, passed away on February 11, 2018. Raised in Cumberland County, NS, he was the youngest son of Helen Archen (Fraser) and Vincent Alexander McCabe. Over his 82 years he touched many lives whether you were family, friend or colleague. Reg enjoyed motorcycling with both his children, going to rallies and having a good time. After moving to Debert, he enjoyed the local dances, the kitchen parties at home and he and Bev were known to host the Biker’s BBQ.  It seemed everywhere he went he knew someone or they knew of him. He is survived by his daughter Gina (Richard) Sackville; his two grandchildren, Dylan (Moncton) and Hayley (Sackville); his life partner Beverley, Debert; step-children, Myles Ferguson and Julie Ferguson. He was predeceased by brothers Fraser (Marjorie) and Bruce (Audrey); son Deryk; granddaughter Racheal and stepson Matt Ferguson.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service was held February 17 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Donations in Reg’s memory may be made to Diabetes Canada. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WINTERS, Marguerite V. ‘Marg’ – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Mary (McGrath) Phinney. Marg was a life-long member of St. George’s Anglican Church Choir, the St. George’s ACW and Parrsboro Legion Branch No. 45 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a loving mother of Sandra Hiltz (Doug), Parrsboro; Maria Winters, Parrsboro; Clovia Atkinson (John), Parrsboro; Virginia Pettigrew, Calgary, Alta.; Mike Winters (Heather), Parrsboro; Bernie Winters (Sherry), Morell, PEI. Devoted grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy in 2012; sisters, Rhoda Blenkhorn, Cecelia Parker; her brother, Lawrence ‘Peewee’ Phinney. Funeral service was held February 15, 2018 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

AYER, Harold M. – Age 76, of Lakelands passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Wyman and Mabel (Henwood) Ayer. Harold was a retired farmer having worked with Hanna Farms for more than 52 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Hunter; a sister, Margaret Milton (Norris), Hillsborough, N.B.; Earl (Ada), Fenwick; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Glen and Loman. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, February 21, 2018, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCULLY, A. Paulette – Age 71, of Ward’s Brook passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family, and into the awaiting loving arms of her husband, Lindsay. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Ethel (Lingard) Crossman. Paulette worked at various nursing homes and restaurants, including the Shulie Correctional Facility. She furthered her career working for 20 years as the mail carrier along the Parrsboro Shore with Canada Post. She had a love of cooking, sewing, and a new found love for gardening, along with the love of her hummingbirds and cardinals. She is survived by daughters, Stephanie Duguay (Dwayne), Acton, Ont., and their children, Erika (Shawn) and Ryan; Veronica Warren (Byron), Port Greville, and their children, B.J. and Nic; Samantha McCrindle (Kevin), Parrsboro, and their children, Tori and Grayson (aka Jason); a son, Lindsay, Jr. (Karen), Advocate Harbour, and their daughter, Chloe; great-grandsons, Carter and Colton, both of Milton, Ont.; a sister, Lavina "Viney" DeWitt (William); a brother, Herbie; numerous sister and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Lindsay H.C. McCully, Sr. in 2016; sisters, Larena, Muriel, Hilda, Evelyn, Myrna, Elaine; brothers, Lindsey, Cecil, Peter; several sister and brother-in-laws; nephews, Danny, Kevin. Funeral service was held February 24, 2018 at the Port Greville Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Lake officiated. Burial in the River Bank Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to VON Cumberland. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Wade Stanley – It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Wade on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Halifax Infirmary. By his side were the love of his life, Kelly, the apple of his eye, Janelle, soon to be son-in-law, Ruban and his second family, Edison, Lisa, Sidney and Camryn. Next to spending time with his two girls, going on all of their hysterical adventures and playing with Janelle’s 5 dogs – Dallas, Ella, Molly, Raine and Talan, who he called his grandkids. Wade loved going to all the car shows around Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and his bi-annual trips to Carlisle, PA. You would find the 3 musketeers (Wade, Mike and Edison) always up to some sort of shenanigans and coming home with the craziest stories of their time together. On the weekends he wasn’t at a car show, you could find Wade somewhere on a golf course or cruising the back roads on his motorcycle. He was employed at Scotsburn Dairy for 33 years, where he spent his day making people laugh with his one-liners and dry sense of humor. Special thanks to the team aboard LifeFlight, the nurses and doctors at the VG 3A ICU and Halifax Infirmary MSICU 5.2. Also special thanks to his sister Marilyn for looking after him until his girls got there. A Celebration of Life was held February 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made in Wade’s memory to the Bathurst SPCA or the MS Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DOW, Cynthia D. "Cindy" - Age 55, of Southampton passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Toronto, Ont., she was a daughter of Catherine (Smith) Churchill, Springhill and the late Glendon Churchill. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Dow; sons, Jeff Black (Erica), Annapolis Valley; Josh Black (Nikita), Amherst; step-daughter, Brittany Salter (Jimmy), Parrsboro; a sister, Cathy (Rod Morris), Athol Road; a brother, Glendon (Betty), Cornerbrook, Nfld.; sister-in-law, Crystal Warren, Southampton; brothers-in-law, Harry (Susan), Lower Maccan; Sam (Kathy), Oromocto, N.B.; Jim (Rita), Petawawa, Ont.; Lawrence (MaryAnn), Lower Maccan; her special aunt (friend), Diane Warren, Chignecto; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother-in-law, Kenneth Warren. A ‘Remembrance of Life’ celebration was held February 25, 2018 at the Southampton Community Centre. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

February 2018

LANGILLE, Lyman Lester "Sonny" - September 28, 1940 – January 2, 2018. Les is survived by his loving family: wife Donna Langille of Stettler, AB; daughters Laurel Langille of Alix, AB and Christa Langille (Kevin Fisher) of Stettler, AB; granddaughters: Brooklyn Brown of Calgary, AB, Delaney Armstrong (Richard Moisan) of Stettler, AB and Natalie Armstrong of Stettler, AB; sisters: Jean Swallow of NS, Audrey (Jack) McFadden of ON, Marilyn Sabean of NS and Sharon (Ross) Burns of NS; sisters and brothers in law: Bernice Wells of Stettler, AB, George Smith (Myrna) of Bowden, AB, Patsy Lattery (Ray) of Stettler, AB, Lyle (Betty) Smith of Stettler, AB and Gordon (Brenda) Smith of Stettler, AB; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. Les was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Virginia Langille; parents in law Chester Smith and Betty Johnson; brothers in law: Harvey Swallow, Wendall Sabean and Jim Lattery. A celebration of Les’ life was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, AB with long time friends Kerry and Dora Grettum leading the service. A time of fellowship followed at the Royal Canadian Legion. Les will be laid to rest in Bass River, NS at a later date. Donations in memory of Les are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Les’ family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com

BROWNELL, Gerald William - 88, North River, passed away peacefully in the morning of December 11, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born April 2, 1929 in Eureka, Pictou County, and then moving to Truro in 1934, he was the youngest son of Blanche and Frank Brownell. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Lois (Higgins); daughter, Kimberly; son, Mark (Heidi); grandson Daniel and granddaughters Abigael and Sarah; brother, Cecil (Verna, deceased); sisters in law, Marion (Franklyn) Fulton, Sylvia (Ernie) Hingley, Goldie (Muir) Murdoch, Beverly (Norman) Hingley, Sharon (Marc) Miron; brothers in law, Lyman (Helen) Higgins and Curtis (Bette) Higgins; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Shelley; brothers, Russell, Arnold (Frances), Elmer (Faith), Archer (Mildred), and Walter; brother in law Lawrence and sister in law, Shirley Higgins. Gerald was an electrician and a teacher at the Colchester Regional Vocational School from the time it opened until his retirement. He was a member and past deacon of the First Baptist Church, a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge #43, actively involved in 4-H, a cub scout leader and a founding member of the North River and District Fire Brigade. He loved his horses which he enjoyed until he was in his 70’s. Gerald looked forward to his time spent at the family cottage in Northport. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Firefighter tribute service was held December 13. Funeral Service was held December 14, beginning with a Masonic Lodge tribute service. Rev. Paul D. Worden officiated. Interment at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations in Gerald’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DICKIE, Matthew Adam Whidden – 34, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his parents at his side, on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of David and Karen (McCallum) Dickie. Along with his parents, Matthew is survived by his son, Ethan Adam David Dickie, Bible Hill; brother, Jason Dickie, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ethan’s mother, Kaitlin Pitts (Nick Brown), Bible Hill; aunt, Gail (Colin) Hamilton, Greenfield; uncle, Tony (Gail) Dickie, Bible Hill; several cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Jackie Carde; paternal grandparents, Peter and Anna (Whidden) Dickie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Matthew’s family received friends on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Interment will be held in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DUNLAP, George William  71, East Mountain, passed away peacefully, with Katherine and Linda at his side, on Wednesday evening, December 20, 2017, at Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Agnes (Hamilton) Dunlap. George is survived by four daughters; sisters, Anna (Len) Martin, Comox, British Columbia; Matilda (Bill) Harrison, Edmonton, Alberta; Katherine Downing, Onslow Mountain; Shirley (Harold) Stairs, Burtts Corner, New Brunswick; brother-in-law, Calvin Peppard, Alberta; special friend and caregiver, Linda Rushton, East Mountain; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary (Max) Graham, Bertha Peppard, Irene (Donald) Armsworthy; brothers, Andrew Dean, Mark Dean, Thomas Dean, Jim Dean, Haliburton Dunlap, Robert Dunlap. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, December 23, 2017, Pastor Bruce Steeves officiated. Interment was in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, Sharon Veronica – 74 of Londonderry passed away suddenly December 21, 2017 at home. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Logan and Minnie (Moore) MacLean. Sharon loved to cook, crochet, knit, sew and sing with Ray. She is survived by her loving companion of 40 years, Raymond Savoie; daughters, Shauna (Mariano) Arruda, Shelley (Lloyd) MacKenzie; step-children, son, Ray Thomas; daughter, Anne Savoie; grandchildren, Sharlane, Kyle and Logan (Faith) MacKenzie; great-granddaughters, Kaylee, Sawyer; sister, Jennie Robinson; brother, Nelson Allan. Funeral service was held December 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Dr. Betty Johnson officiated. Spring interment in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PURDY, Mary Katharine (Flemming) passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017 at the age of 94 in Truro, N.S. Kay was born in Truro on January 7, 1923, the daughter of W.A. (Bill) Flemming and Helen (Dunlop) Flemming. She was a top student, receiving the Governor General’s Award in grade 12 and going on to Mt. Allison University. She married her high school sweet heart, Carl (Baldy) Purdy, and they shared 70 wonderful years together. She is survived by her sister, Anne (Flemming) Gookin, brothers, George Flemming (Shelley) and James Flemming, cousin, Carolyn (Flemming) McDonald, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Flemming (William), children, Gale Katharine Cook (Ron), Carl Thomas Purdy (Jeanne), John Purdy (Shauna), Mary Anne Purdy, William (Bill) Purdy ( Barb), Jeffrey Purdy, daughter-in-law, Pam Cochrane, thirteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. These family members, as well as Kay’s many nieces and nephews have been touched by her generosity and wisdom and will miss her greatly. Kay was predeceased by her husband, Carl David Purdy, daughter Beth Hebert, son-in-law Dean Hebert, her father, W.A. (Bill) Flemming, mother, Helen (Dunlop) Flemming, and brothers, William and Albert Flemming. Kay was known throughout the Nova Scotia rug hooking community for her beautiful hooked rugs. She received the Life Member Award from the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia for her contributions as president and as a certified teacher. She was also an honourary member of the Colchester Heritage Rug Hookers, and a member of the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts. Involvement in recent years included the Old Barns United Church Women, the Colchester Historical Society, the Truro Golf Club and the Truro Curling Club. A Funeral Service was held in Old Barns United Church, 2603 Hwy 236, Old Barns. A private interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to Old Barns United Church or the VON Colchester East Hants. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks for the support from all the staff at Parkland, Truro, and to all the medical staff on 2E and the Palliative Care team at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ATKINSON, Doris E. - Age 85, of West Brook passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Ada Blanche (Doncaster) Brown. Doris grew up in Lakelands, moving to West Brook with her husband Glenn, after their marriage in 1958. Doris had two great loves, her family and teaching. She would often help Glenn in the summer at Glenn's County Market by baking pies and bread daily. During the rest of the year, she taught Grade 1 at Parrsboro Regional Elementary School, and her teaching career spanned more than 35 years. After retirement, she still missed the classroom, so she would supply teach whenever the opportunity arose. Doris also insisted on feeding anyone who walked in the door of her home, no one ever left hungry. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Glenn in 2010. She is survived by her sister, Doreen Webber (Ronnie), Lower Sackville; sons, Joe (Carissa), West Brook; Mark (Pauline), Riverview, NB; grandchildren, Ryan, Megan and Graham; brothers-in-law, Courtney, Kelowna, BC; Carson, Chipman, NB; as well, many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the caring staff of the South Cumberland Community Care Centre. Funeral service was held December 27, 2017 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiated. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church, the West Brook Memorial Gardens Cemetery, SCCCC Recreation Program or the Alzheimer's Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SIMPSON, Daniel Andrew "Danny" - 71, Great Village, passed away peacefully in his sleep listening to Barry White after a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. His last thoughts were of his family and probably on how he will get his "seniors discount" in heaven. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he was the son of the late Elaine Bird and Robert Ambridge. As a loving husband and as a loving father, he leaves behind a legacy in his children, Shane (Jassandre) Simpson and Staci Simpson and in his granddaughter, Lexa Adamyk-Simpson. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Danny was much loved by his sisters, Susan, Nancy and Rene (Ron); loving uncle to Jason (Paula), Kelly (Jeff), Nancy (Clay), Lindsay (Luke), Jenny (Andrew) and Chris (Kaitlyn); great uncle to Kiahna (Josh), Brooklyn, Quin, Morgan, Alex and Olivia. "Hug coming through the wire". In keeping with Danny’s wishes, he was not one for a fuss so there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial service and private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMYLIE, Cynthia "Cindy" - 87, Great Village, passed away peacefully Monday, December 25, 2017, on her late husband’s (Charles Samuel "Chuck" Smylie) birthday, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Cindy is loved and will be deeply missed by her children, Wanda Simpson, Great Village; Pamela Pearson, Kitchener, Ontario; Terry (Jan) Smylie, Ayr, Ontario. Cindy was Nana to, Shane (Jassandre) Simpson, Staci Simpson, Yolande Branch; Grandmother to, Lynn and Jan Strickland, Julie and John Bell, Doug and Dawn Pearson, Kim (John) Mirotta, Jennifer and Luke Smylie and Great Grandmother to Lexa Adamyk-Simpson, Charlie and Lilly Mirotta. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sons, Patrick Smylie, Danny Simpson; step-son, Michael Smylie. In keeping with Cindy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial service and private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ABBOTT , (Gamble), Helen Josephine - Age 97 of Bass River, passed away on December 30, 2017, in Debert Court, with her loving family beside her. Surviving are her children, Robert Patriquin, Brian Patriquin, Gayle Vance (Gary), Terry Patriquin (Sherry), Judy McLaughlin (William), and Cindy Grue; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her first husband, Orville Patriquin; her second husband, Robert Abbott; son, Michael; daughters- in-law, Susan and Myrna; sonin- law, Stuart; six sisters and brothers. Helen loved her family home on her flowers, and skunking people at crib. Cremation has place. No visitation by request. A Celebration of her Life was held January 3rd, in Riverside United Church, Bass River. Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. The family would like to thank the staff of Debert Court, Willow Lodge, and the VON girls, for taking such good care of Helen. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. www.arimatheafuneral.ca

HARRISON, Isobel "Susanne" (McLeod), 72 – Shortts Lake, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Saint John, NB she was the daughter of the late James and Mae (Reid) McLeod. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry Harrison (MLA for Colchester South); daughter, Stacey (Jason), Shortts Lake; son Brent (Meredith), Brookfield; brothers, Richard (Debbie) McLeod, James (Ingrid) McLeod, both of Saint John, NB; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Harrison, Rothesay, NB; brother-in-law, Bev (Marjorie) Harrison, Hampton, NB; her cherished grandchildren, Gavin and Paige; nieces and nephews. Susanne’s vocation in life was her family. Her dream was to continue to make lasting memories with her family and when she couldn't due to illness, she unselfishly, gave that gift to those she was leaving behind to celebrate her life and legacy. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care provided by Dr. Courtney Smith, Dr. Don Rowe and the entire palliative care team and their willingness in fulfilling her final wish.

Cremation has taken place and according to her wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PRATT, Irene Edith - of Central Onslow, passed away peacefully Monday, January 1, 2018, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre Truro. Born in Truro, December 24, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mary (MacGregor) Dickson. Irene is survived by her husband, George Arthur Pratt, the love of her life for 73 years; daughters, Joan (Al) Roland, Truro; Mary Pratt (Judi Milne) Conquerall Bank; sons, Robert (Judy) Pratt, Brian Pratt (Vicki Spears), Truro Heights; Michael Pratt (Joyce Arsenault), Central Onslow; Randy Pratt (Pauline Currie), Harmony; sister, Audrey "Dixie" Organ; Truro; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother-in-law, Rexford "Rex" Organ; niece, Carol Organ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, January 8, 2018, Rev. Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment at a later date in the Onslow Island Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HECKBERT, David W. – Age 74, of Ward’s Brook, and formerly of Oshawa, Ont. passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Indian River, PEI, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Rose (McGinnis) Heckbert. He is survived by sons, Alan Heckbert, Parrsboro; Glenn Dowe (Pat), Kingston, Ont.; sisters, Marjorie MacDonald, Sudbury, Ont.; Josephine Comeau (Joseph), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Eleanor Gaudet, Lethbridge, Alta.; Marion McGee (Wayne), Medicine Hat, Alta.; brothers, Les (Michelle), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Edward (Denise), Oshawa, Ont.; William, Calgary, Alta.; Leonard (Marilyn), Medicine Hat, Alta.; Ronald (Shelly), Brooks, Alta.; seven grandchildren, Chris, Erin, Jamie, Rebecca, Rachel, Jessica, Jennifer; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Nora (Nuttall) in 1994; a sister, Lillian. Funeral service was held January 12, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Apple River Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WORKS, Allan "Bud" Cameron – 79, East Mountain, passed away January 10, 2018 at home after fighting cancer the way he lived life – with a positive attitude and without complaint. He was born in Truro Heights on September 1, 1938 to the late Clarence and Gwen (Hughes) Works. Bud worked as a truck driver, mechanic and for 24 years with Domtar/Stella Jones before retiring 20 years ago. Being a father made Bud happy and he loved his girls. Being a grandfather put him over the moon and each and every grandchild held a special place in his heart. Nothing made him happier than family gatherings on the mountain. He is survived by his wife of almost 61 years, Dorothy (Stewart); five daughters, Jeannie (Brian) Stewart, Kathy (Jim) Corbett, Wendy (Joe) Gould, Sonya (John) Gould, Sherry Works (Greg Penny); grandchildren, Allan (Melissa), Stacey (Rick), Andy (Vicki), Alicia, Savannah, Hannah and Jonas; great grandchildren, Ricky, Paige, Tristan and Jonathan; brothers, Keith (Pearl), Junior (Mary) and Don; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Bud was predeceased by daughter, Tracey in infancy; brother, Lloyd and sisters, Betty and Eileen. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service was held January 13th Spring Interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Family flowers only. Donations in Bud’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care or to the VON. The family wish to thank Dr. Michael Murray, VON Home Care Workers and the Palliative Care Team for the amazing care Dad received. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CURRY, (Thompson, Littlejohns), Elizabeth age 95. Born in Chatham NB, Beth was the daughter of Rev. Frank and Helen (Forsyth) Littlejohns of Charlottetown, PEI. She was predeceased by brother, Rev. Donald Littlejohns of Calgary, sister, Nancy Creelman of Ottawa, and husband Harold Curry. Beth is survived by loving children Hugh (Anne Holland) Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Carolyn Littlejohns (Denis Lafontaine) and beloved granddaughters Naomi Heikalo, Nina Thompson and Delphine Holland. She was affectionately "adopted" by three step-sons Michael (Janice Vassallo) Curry, Tim (Colleen) Curry and Jonathan (Janet) Curry and their families (six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren). Also in her close family circle are her brother’s family Elaine, Bob and Gordon Littlejohns, her sister’s family June, David and William Creelman, and many nieces and nephews. At Dal she met Harold (Hal) Thompson, and after their marriage began teaching at the Halifax Ladies College. Upon his ordination in the United Church of Canada, Beth served with him in parishes of Bass River NS, East Saint John NB, Windsor NS, Lachute QC and Montreal QC. After Hal’s death, Beth returned to work as a school secretary and was a volunteer in adult literacy in Montreal. She maintained decades-long friendships and made friends of all ages easily. One longstanding friendship blossomed into a loving second marriage with Harold Curry in 1991. Beth and Harold shared a love of literature, humour, wordplay and travel and found great happiness together until Harold’s death in 2012. The family thanks the staff of Fergus Hall and Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and kindness. The funeral service was held January 17 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Literacy Nova Scotia, PO Box 1516, Truro NS B2N 3V2 or St. Andrews United Church, 55 King Street, Truro NS B2N 3K8. Online messages of condolence: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HAMILTON, Michael R. "Mike" – Age 58, of Lower Five Islands passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Pembroke, Ont., he was a son of Annabelle (Lake) Hamilton, Diligent River and the late Richard Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, the former Kim Smith; a daughter, Jillian Hamilton (Colby Cudmore), Charlottetown, PEI; a son, Michael (Laura), Brookfield; sisters, Jackie Webb (Vincent), Lower Five Islands; Robin Hamilton (Stanley Lake), Amherst; a brother, Jay (Rhonda), Oxford; a granddaughter, Emma, Brookfield; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held January 19, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiated. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GORDON, Barbara Ann - 93, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2018 at MacLeod House, Hilden. Born in Victoria, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Alexander and Edna Eileen (Mosher) Murphy. Barbara graduated from the Normal College in Truro as a teacher. She started her teaching career at the age of 17 in Conn Mills, Cumberland County, continued her work in Wentworth and Tangier, after which she began a long career teaching at the provincial School for the Deaf in Halifax, Amherst, and finally Truro. After 40 years of teaching, Barbara retired in June 1981. She is survived by her son, John and wife Darlene, Wolfville; sister, Eileen and devoted companion Sharon, Victoria, Cumberland County; three grandsons, Jacob (Vancouver), Samuel (Fredericton), and Jonah (Halifax); as well as several nephews/nieces and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald; sister, Mary; brother, Alfred; and stepbrother, Robb. There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass was held January 22nd in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated.  Funeral arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Burial will take place at St. Cornelius Church Cemetery in Streets Ridge in the spring. Barbara was a generous donor to a wide range of charities. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.  Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DUNPHY, Charles Wayne, 72, Lower Onslow, passed away Wednesday night, January 17, 2018 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre surrounded by his loving family. Born November 16th, 1945, in Port Greville, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Lena Marsh and grandson of the late Mary Dunphy. Wayne was an iron worker by trade for more than 40 years. He enjoyed carpentry and classic cars, but his real passion was music, especially Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. In his spare time he also enjoyed going to community dances with his darling wife and socializing with the numerous friends he had made over his years. He is predeceased by his brother Laverne of Port Greville.  He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Helen Dale Dunphy (Davis); along with two daughters; Angela (Perry) Andrews of Edmonton, Alberta and Shelley (Troy) Nelson of Calgary, Alberta; 1 grandchild Brayden Charles Andrews; two siblings, Darlene (Michael) Taggart of Truro, Nova Scotia and Susan Marsh of Halifax, Nova Scotia; and many other loving nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial services for Wayne was held January 27th, 2018 at the Peniel United Church in Five Islands with Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial will follow in Peniel United Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the Peniel United Church or the Five Islands Fire Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, N.S. where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

NEWCOMBE, Karen Lee (Letcher) – 72, Truro, passed peacefully with family by her side on January 19, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Daughter of the late Doris (Jones) and Alonzo Letcher. Born in Truro, she grew up in Wentworth and lived with her husband and children in the Truro area. She loved antiques and music. She delivered papers for many years. Survived by her husband, Clayton; sons, David (Carole) and Fred (Janice), daughter-in-law, Kim; grandchildren – Jordan (Andrew), Cody (Katelyn), Jacob (Chelsea), Brett (Kaylah) and Daniel; sisters – Dianne (Robert) Ring, Peggy (Winston) Patriquin and Shannon Letcher (Tim Rushton), sisters-in-law – Vi Blair-Letcher and Helen (Clarence) Duggan; many special cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by her parents, son, Shawn, brother, Ed; brothers-in-law, Terry Palmer and Geordie Drummond. Special thanks to EHS and CEHHC emergency and third floor staff. There will be no visitation or funeral as per request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

LYNDS, Jean Evelyn – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jean Evelyn Lynds, January 20, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Family graveside service will be held at a later date. Full obituary and online condolences visit: www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

MACKINNON, Alice L. – Age 92, of West Advocate passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Montreal, PQ, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Amy (Greening) Meredith. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Leblanc (James Wells), Whitby, Ont.; sons, David (Karen), Kingston, Ont.; Eric (Marilyn), West Advocate; James, New Salem; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm; brothers, Albert and Melvin. Funeral service was held January 27, 2018 at the Advocate Baptist Church, Rev. Clarence Clark officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HAMPTON, Harold Frederick - WWII Veteran, Onslow, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2018 at 97. Predeceased by his wife Mary. Survived by sons Fred (Diane), Stan (Shirley); grandchildren Shane (Katy), Amanda (Matt); great grandsons Will, Finley, Sam, Cooper. No visitation by request. Spring celebration of life and burial in Onslow Island Cemetery. On-line condolences available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McCULLY, Vernon Archibald – 84, Great Village, passed away at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with his family at his side. Vernon was born in Debert, on Friday, October 13, 1933, and was a son of the late Lloyd and Bessie (Archibald) McCully. He leaves behind his wife and best friend, Carrie (McDorman) McCully of 57 years; his children, Kevin (Joanne) McCully, Kathy (Malcolm) Irvine, Jonathan (Susan Cho) McCully, Brent (Suzanne) McCully, Rachel (Tim) Legge; grandchildren, Anna, Kara, Luke, Madeline, Alex, Eli, Roland, Curtis, Meghan, Maria, Ethan, and Duncan; brother, Ralph (Dorinda) McCully; sisters, Elaine (Doug) Hodges, Ardith MacPherson, Kathleen Martin, Lorna Fisher; brother-in-law, Gordon (Ruby) McDorman; many nieces, nephews and Archibald cousins. Along with his parents, Vernon was predeceased by his siblings, Glenn McCully, Joe McCully, Dorothy Price, Chester McCully, Eva Staples; granddaughter, Emily Irvine. Family and friends are welcome to a celebration of Vernon’s life. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Debert United Church, 1237 Plains Road, Debert, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Spring interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


January 2018

McLEAN, Carolyn Elsie, 72, Debert, passed away peacefully November 4, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Ronald and Gladys (Harrie) MacDonald.  Carolyn enjoyed genealogy, crosswords and spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She is survived by her second husband, Stephen McLean; daughter, Wanda (Shane) Slack; son, Darrell (Holly) Rector, both of Debert; grandchildren, Chris (Dalce) Slack, Kyle (Dawn) Slack; Brandon (Olivia) Slack; great-grandchildren, Carrie and Erica Slack; sister, Alice Ryan; brother, Wayne MacDonald; brother-in-law, Ross (Meredith) Rector; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Phyllis McLean and extended family.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Ronald Rector.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family committal will take place at a later date.  Donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Road, Debert, N.S.  B0M 1G0   Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SWAN, James "Brian" - 64, Truro. Loving son, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after suffering complications due to intestinal surgery. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Brian was the eldest son of the late Basil and Delena (Geldart) Swan. He will be forever missed by his entire family and is survived by his brothers, David (Cathy), Robert (Kathleen), Gordon (Cathy); sister, Cindy (Eugene MacDonald); aunt, Joan Geldart; uncles, Paul Swan, Vaughn Geldart; nieces and nephews, Shawn, Amie, Jessica, Gavin, David, Christopher, Emily, Aaron, Kayla; ten great nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends and colleagues. Private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEARER, Alexander Watson "Alex" Jr.  67, North River, passed away peacefully, with his loving family at his side, on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Florence (Blackmore) Shearer, Belmont, and the late Alexander Shearer, Sr. Along with his mother, Alex is survived by his siblings, Teddy (Marg), Roach (Leona), Russell, Eric (Donna), Terry Lynn (Kevin) and an army of nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his siblings, Curtis (Odessa), Elmer (Marg), Geordie, Perry. A very special thank you is extended to Gordie and Peggy for their special care for Alex over the last 22 years. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Evelyn Anna – 91, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late James and Winnifred (Dicks) Frizzell. Evelyn is survived by her children, Wayne (Grace) Lynds, Debert; Arlene (Mack) Blois, Hilden; grandsons, Wayne Sutherland, Truro; great grandson, RJ Sutherland, New Glasgow; sister, Helen (Doug) Glawson, Truro; brother, James Frizzell (Geraldine), Onslow; "like brother", Butch (Rosalie) Frizzell, Onslow; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard Wyman Foster Lynds; sister, Joan (Phil) Lynds; brother, Eldridge (Jessie) Frizzell. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, December 1, 2017, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Interment was in Watson Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACPHAIL, Earl Weaver - With heavy hearts we share the passing of Earl Weaver MacPhail, 87, of Truro, who passed away at the Vimy Court, Bible Hill on November 29, 2017. Born October 27, 1929 in Sydney NS, he was predeceased by his parents, James and Priscilla and son Randy. Earl’s employment as a cook in logging and mining camps took him to every province and territory in Canada throughout his 30+ year work career. He had a love for dogs and cats, watching most sports particularly curling and his beloved Toronto Blue Jays and was a member of the Truro Lions Club. Earl was an avid bowler in his earlier years and it was fitting in the final days of his life that he bowled with his twin sister and lifelong best friend, Peggy at Vimy Court where he spent his final days a few doors down from her. Earl is survived by his wife of 40 years, Muriel MacPhail (nee Langille); twin sister, Marguerite (Peggy) White; son. Brian Fowlie, wife Tara, and grandsons Logan and Jackson of Calgary AB; daughter, Carol Ann, and son, Jim. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where a time of reception and visitation was held December. Family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Earl's memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KEIRSTEAD, LINDA G. – Age 69, of Caribou Island and Halifax passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Halifax surrounded by loved ones. Born in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Hilton and Lois (Gilbert) Moore, previously of Parrsboro. Linda grew up in Parrsboro and then attended Mount Allison University and UNB. After teaching English at Saint John High School for three years, her lifelong interest in travel began when she journeyed alone around the world. In 1975, she returned to Canada and while playing the organ at a wedding she met the bride’s brother, Drew, who soon became her best friend and loving husband. Linda and Drew lived in Truro for many years where she worked as a sales representative in the publishing business and later golf clothing before retiring to concentrate on her family, all while being a lifelong learner and an active volunteer. She served many charities and organizations - the Wentworth Ski Council, Cancer Society Corporate Fundraising, Marigold Cultural Cooperative Ltd., Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, Opimian Wine Society Area Representative, Art Society and President of HALO, an international trade organization. Her journey continues knowing she will be dearly missed by Drew, her husband of over 40 years; son, James (Tanis) of Munich, Germany and daughter Christine O’Donnell (Drew) of Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Liam, Ava, Maia and Senna. Linda was predeceased by her only sibling, her brother, Gilford Moore (Josie). The family wishes to thank the staff at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre and all the medical community who offered her such great care. A celebration of Linda’s life was held December 9, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. In keeping with her generous spirit, memorial donations may be made in Linda’s name to a charity of your choice. A private family internment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCCLELLAN, Avangeline Odell - 67, Truro, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, at home. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Bertram and Eleanor (Christie) McLeary. She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca McClellan and Rachel McClellan, Truro; Sarah Petrie, Belmont; son, Kenny, Kemptown; grandchildren, Chayse and Alexis; sisters, Charlotte McLeary, Truro; Rachel Stevens, Bridgewater; Juanita McLeary, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers in infancy. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Cornerstone Assembly, 14 Cornerstone Drive, Valley, Pastor Terry Rideout officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BENJAMIN, Thelma Anne (Langille) – 88, Truro, passed away peacefully Friday, December 1, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Thelma was born in New Annan, Nova Scotia and was the daughter of the late Harry and Jean (Murray) Langille. Thelma will be remembered by many from her long career as an elementary school teacher. She and her husband Willis liked nothing better than going to old time dances. Thelma is survived by her children David (Gwen) and Craig (Heather); her grandchildren Andrew, Matthew and Owen; her brother Elmon Langille, and her sisters Carrie Matheson, and Reta Keizer, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Willis, by her sister Marie, her sister-in-law Florence, and her brothers-in-law Vernon, Jim and Murray. The family is grateful to the doctors and nurses of the CEHHC who provided such excellent care and exceptional kindness. Memorial Service was held December 8th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Morley Bentley officiated. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Wallace River at a later date. Donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or to the Canadian Red Cross. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FIFE, Major H. LeRoy (Former CWO) MMM,CD. -  77, Portapique  (Colchester County); Died Saturday December 2 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Springhill he was the son of the late H. Tupper and Irene (Webb) Fife. He had an accomplished career in the Canadian Armed Forces for 39 years (The Black Watch,  The Royal Canadian Regiment, and The Nova Scotia Highlanders); He is survived by Starr Moore, Portapique  and Karen (MacDonald) Fife; Oromocto, N. B, son, H. Angus ( Joan); Lakelands Cumberland County,  Daughter Karen(Dan) McGee, Son Col. John (Darlene) Fife; both of Oromocto, N. B. ; Sisters  Verlie Mcleod ( George) Amherst; Sherma Terrio (James) Sackville. N.B. Grandchildren, Phillip, Michelle (Fife), Kenda (Charles) Cloutier, Ryan (Chris) McGee, Colleen (Shannon)  McCully, H. Jake (Tori) Fife, Shona (Randy) Yorke,  special friends, PJ (Marley) Moore, Travis(Kendal) Moore. A celebration of life was held December 6 n Smith’s Funeral Home. Burial in New Canaan Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CORMIER, Barbara A. – Age 74, of Parrsboro passed away December 2, 2017 at home. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Julia (Williams) Atkinson. She is survived by her husband, Gerard; a son, Paul (Kathy), Ottawa; daughter in law, Wendy, Ottawa; a sister, Jean Shields (John), Cole Harbour;  brothers, John (Clovia), James (Betty), Arthur (Dale), William (Sherry), all of Parrsboro; 2 grandchildren, Emma and Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Brian. Funeral service was held December 8, 2017 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Deacon Howie Goldstein officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PUGSLEY, Lewis M. - Age 73, of Amherst and formerly of Five Islands passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Victor and Frances (Eagles) Pugsley. He is survived by his wife, Margo Ripley; daughters, Valerie Lewis, Stellarton; Victoria Clark (Gerry), Parrsboro; Tina Ripley (Gary), Amherst; a son, Darren Pugsley (Leigh-Anne), Amherst; step-daughter, Mary Lloy (George), Stewiacke; step-son, Brian Ripley (Shelley), East Leicester; sisters, Edith Knockwood, Dorchester; Marion MacIsaac, Moncton; Joyce Comeau, Amherst; Ferne Gould (Ricky), Amherst; Robin Pugsley, Lower Five Islands; special cousin, Fred O’Hearn (Carolyn), Lower Five Islands; grandchildren, Kala and Dawson Clark; Kerry and Bruce Forbes; Ashley Cormier; a great-granddaughter, Gabrielle; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Delbert and Sidney. Funeral service was held December 7, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Pastor Douglas Lake officiated. Burial in the Peniel Cemetery, Five Islands. Memorial donations to the Palliative Care Program of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Chisholm, Patricia Anne - July 1, 1934 – December 7, 2017. Pat passed away peacefully at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, Truro. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the Palliative Care and Team for their kindness and compassion during Pat’s time in their care. The family would also like to thank the many staff and friends at Pat’s Parkland home for their support, love and friendship during her battle with cancer. Pat was preceded by her husband William "Bill" Chisholm. Pat will be greatly missed by her daughter Elizabeth (Rick), Bill (Pat), John (Sherry) and Don (Ronna) and 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Pat had a storied career as an ER nurse and her servant heart showed warmth and compassion to many a patient within her care. She also loved various forms of needlework and stitched her way through life, always making gifts for her children, grandchildren and friends. Pat will be missed by many far and wide in which she has touched along her life's journey. She carried with her fond memories of her time living on Vancouver Island, BC with her husband Bill before his passing and moving to Truro to be closer to loved ones. A Celebration of Life was held December 13th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BERRY, Donald Carl - 72, Shortts Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was the youngest of six children of the late Alexander and Emma (Roode) Berry. He was an enterprising entrepreneur who, together with his family, founded Berry’s Furniture, building it into a successful business and a local institution. In addition to his parents, Don is predeceased by his two older sisters, Helen Onda Thorpe and Emily Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret ("Peggy" Irwin) Berry; son, Mark (Vanessa) and grandchildren Alex and Caitlin, South Pasadena, California; daughter, Victoria (Theresa Frost) Berry and grandchild Angus, Toronto; daughter, Marianne (Michael) Michaud, and grandchildren Jack, Lily, and Andrew, Valley; brothers, Keith (Bessie), Truro; Reginald, Sutherlands Lake; sister, Carlene (Douglas) Crouse, Granville Ferry; sisters-in-law, Patricia Berry, Lower Truro; Linda (Bert) Pratt, Truro; aunts, Mavis (Roode) Wilders, British Columbia; Bessie (Roode) Sawatsky, Carole (Roode) Marshall, Truro; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


December 2017

WELTON, Ralph Roland, 76, Economy – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph Roland Welton on October 6, 2017. Ralph was born October 18, 1940 to James "Jim" Welton and Jennie (Kennie) Welton in Pleasant Hills, Economy. Ralph was raised by his mom and chosen father, Leo Webb. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He leaves behind three step-children, Doug (Barbara), Rob (Cathy) and Brian (Shannon) Davis; his beloved dogs, Buddy and Bailey and cat, Susie. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Sandy and step-daughter Susie; his brother, Donald and sister, Greta (Cook) Welton; nephew Bob Matix. Ralph loved animals and a special mention to his dogs, Tramp, Lady, Missy, Rascal and Rusty and cat Sam who predeceased him. Ralph was the owner and operator of Seaboard Painting and Contracting with over 50 years as a business man. He will be dearly missed by his crew at Seaboard. There will be no funeral at Ralph’s request. A celebration of life was held November 5, 2017 in the Economy Recreation Centre. Donations made in honour of Ralph Welton or Seaboard Painting and Contracting may be made to the SPCA, Colchester Branch. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

VAN KROONENBURG, Cornelius "Kees", 89, died peacefully at Shannex nursing home in Debert on October 26, 2017. Cornelius and his wife Mia moved from Holland in 1953 and raised four children from very humble beginnings in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Cornelius had a very successful career with Volkswagen Canada and retired 30+ years ago. He was predeceased by his loving wife Wilhelmina (Mia) and is survived by his four children Leo (Donna) Truro, Diane Evans, Calgary, Adrian(Debbie), Calgary and John (Debbie) Waverley as well as eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Kees will be buried with his wife with a family only gathering. There will not be a public service or wake as per his wishes. We wish to give thanks to the wonderful staff at Debert Court for looking after Kees for the past 10 years. We would also like to thank all the friends and family for visiting Dad over the years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

REID, Marilyn Elizabeth (James) - 77, Truro, passed away on October 30, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Great Village, NS on July 31, 1940, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Roy James and Anna (Shirley) Jamieson. She is survived by her husband, John and their three children, Jack (Paula), Shelley (Bob), and Scott (Tracy); and her grandchildren, Brittany, Brianna, Noah, Pierson, and Kai; and sister, Karen (Neale) Stead. She was predeceased by her brother, Don (Linda) James. Marilyn grew up in Truro, NS and became a registered nurse, graduating from the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax in 1961. She was the school nurse at Mount Allison University and in hospitals in Moncton, Amherst, Tatamagouche, and Truro. Marilyn will most be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and giving, loving heart. In keeping with her wishes, a Private Graveside Service will be held to celebrate her life. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BENNETT, Hugh G. ‘Hughie’ – Age 89, of Fraserville, and formerly of Williams Lake, B.C. passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late James Irvin and Beatrice O. (Morris) Bennett. He is survived by his wife, the former Ardis Strong; a daughter, Cathy, Fraserville; a son, Ralph (Doreen), Dartmouth; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughters, Beth and Angella; a son, Courtney; sisters, Beulah, Daisy, Claire, Bell, Leola; brothers, Basil, Donnie, Vernon, Bernard, Russell, Wyman, Howard, Roger. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Fraserville Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ARCHIBALD, Helen Ilene - 89, Truro passed away on Tuesday October 31, 2017. Helen was the daughter of the late Percy and Gertrude (Brenton) Stone. She was born in Athol and grew up in Westchester. She later moved to Truro in the late 40’s where she worked for the Telephone Company. Over the years, she worked for Goodspeeds, operated a B&B and owned a taxi business. Helen is survived by her seven children, Charles Archibald, Stephanie Newell (Charles), Bob Archibald (Louise), Alison Grant (John), Nancy Archibald, Patricia Rafuse, Patrick Archibald (Stephanie). She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Patricia and Jenny, Sara, Erin, and Emily, Ryan and Evan, Sam and Hannah and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Erma Card (Gordon), and several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her former husband, Foster Archibald, her brothers, Herbert, Hector and Reginald; sister, Hazel. In later years, Helen resided in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. By request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Private family interment will be held in Westchester Cemetery at a later date. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, IWK or charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to Helen’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCALEESE, Daniel C. – Age 77, of Amherst and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Falkenham) McAleese. He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Burke; daughters, Angela O’Brien (Gary), Cardigan, PEI; Cathy McAleese (Jamie Grant), Amherst; brothers, Roscoe (Faith); Fred (Nancy), all of Riverview, N.B.; grandchildren, Daniel, Evan, Kyle, Jenna, Keera. He was predeceased by a son, John Paul; a brother, Murray. Funeral service was held November 3, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Deacon Howie Goldstein officiated. Burial in St. Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BURROWS, Eunice Mildred "Millie" (Pulsifer) Burrows - Beaver Brook, Colchester Co., died at Colchester East Hants Heath Centre, Truro, on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at age 96. She was born in Wittenburg, Colchester Co., to the late James and Miriam (Richardson) Pulsifer. She taught in Wittenburg, Beaver Brook, Old Barns, Cobequid Elementary, Central Colchester, and moved to Cobequid Educational Center when it opened, retiring from teaching in 1983. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Rev. John A.C. Wilson); sons, Lorne (Beckie), Jim (Leslie); grandchildren, Andrea, Joel (Brandon), Hannah, Catherine (Kevin Alexander), Alexander (Lacey O'Toole), step-granddaughter, Rev. Tara Ann Gourson;  step-grandsons, Darcy (Jennifer) Kerwin, David (Kim) Kerwin; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Zoe Salter; step-great grandchildren, Charlie and Luka; daughter-in-law, Mary Martin; sister, Miriam (the late Herbert) Larkin; sister-in-law, Joan (Frank) Hoyt. She was predeceased by husband, Clifford (1980); son, Lloyd (2009); brothers, Willard, Ralph (Yvonne), Morrill, Lloyd; sisters, Bessie (Layton) Dodsworth and Lora (Lewis) Wood; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry (Mary), Robert (Phyllis), and Dollie (Ed) Archibald. Funeral service was held Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Old Barns United Church, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment was held in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oak. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HUTCHINSON, Walter H. July 31, 1925 – Nov. 2, 2017. Walter (Dad) was born in Truro, Nova Scotia where he raised his family and built a successful business. Dad’s early career began at the Brookfield Creamery, from 1940 – 1956, with the exception of a brief absence when he was in the army 1944-46. For many years, he worked as a Dairy Inspector for the N.S. Dept. of Agriculture. In June 1968 he decided to embark on a new venture and become a full time business owner. This new venture would develop into two successful Truro businesses: H & A Travelways and Kingston Aluminum Products Ltd. Walter (Dad) was very involved in the Truro community over the years in various capacities. He served for two terms as Truro Town Councillor from 1980 - 1987. He was a long term Rotarian, past President of the Liberal Association of Colchester County, and a Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Truro, Branch #26. He was proud to be named Veteran of the Year in 1976. Walter (Dad) is survived by companion Joan Carrigan; his children: Laura (John) Higgins, North River, N.S., Spencer, Tatamagouche Mountain, N.S.; Jean (Dirk) Knippers, Toronto, Ont;  Brenda (Pierre), Pictou, NS; Robbie (Laurie), Shortts Lake, N.S., Earl (Janet), Yellowknife, NWT; and Marilyn, Denmark, N.S. He is also survived by grandchildren Kevin (Pauline), Dawn, Dennis, Shelley (Wesley), David, Samantha (Richard), Victoria (Landyn), Jamie, Michael (Kayla), Daniel, Thomas (Courtney) and Mark; and great grandchildren Hazen, Ryan, Nathan, Mitchell and Madeline. He is also survived by siblings: Ruth (Hugh) Lambourne, John (Beverly) Hutchinson & Shirley Crowell. Dad was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret (Robbie) Hutchinson, siblings Lena Cavanagh, Alex MacDonald, Hughie Hutchinson and Earl (in infancy). A Legion Tribute Service was held November 7th. Funeral service was Nov. 8 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. David MacNaughton officiating. Burial in Tatamagouche Mountain Cemetery. Donations in Walter’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences and donations at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McLEOD, Stella Maie - It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stella Maie McLeod (McSwain), surrounded by family, at Vimy Court, Bible Hill, formerly of College Road. She had a great sense of humour and a smile for everyone and a great love of Hank Snow music. She is survived by her daughter Debbie (Foster) Stewart; son Paul (Shelley); grandchildren Scott (Tasha), Jason (Deborah) Stewart, and Morgan (Brittany) McLeod;  great-grandchildren Michael, Lyndsey, Mayce, Jaxen and Avery and sister Mary Boomer; brother Bob (Carol) McSwain. Predeceased by her parents Alex and Mary McSwain, husband Donnie, daughter Joan, and siblings Mona, Rita, Eddie, Neil, and Clyde. Funeral service was held November 9 at Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Donna Lawrence officiating. Donations to the Alzheimers Society. Special thank you to the staff at Vimy Court. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBERTS, Cyril Collins – 93, Bass River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Highland Village, he was a son of the late Burton and Susan (Collins) Roberts. Cyril is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Virginia Mae (Urquhart) Roberts; children, Burton (Linda) Roberts, Economy; Philip Roberts, Saskatoon; Linda (Dean) Rushton, Highland Village; Ross (Anne) Roberts, Debert; Michael Roberts, Portaupique; Grace Roberts, Highland Village; Frank (Patty) Roberts, Highland Village; Paul (Carolyn) Roberts, Highland Village; Roy (Florence) Roberts, Truro; sister, Emily Lane, Highland Village; sister-in-law, Doreen Roberts, Winnipeg; 19 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Leslie Rushton; brothers, Sanford Roberts, Charles Roberts, Calvin Roberts. Private interment service was held in Portaupique Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FLETCHER, Darrell Vernon - 91, West Montrose, Colchester County, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in West Montrose, Darrell was a son of the late Gordon and Cora May (Willigar) Fletcher. Darrell is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Elaine, Greta, Robert, Evelyn, Willard. A very special thank you is extended to Paul Roberts, who was a loyal and caring friend for many years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, November 13, 2017, Reverend Morley Bentley officiated. Interment was held in  Portaupique Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CORBIN, Estella D. ‘Stella’ – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Estella Corbin at the age of 91 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Hallie (Clark) Morris. She is survived by daughters, Marguerite, Abbotsford, B.C.; Katherine (Rob), Enfield; sons, Lindsay (Sharon), Littleton, Mass.; Garnet, Regina Sask.; Owen, Bedford; sisters, Sylvia, Ruth, both of Amherst; Wanda, West Advocate; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Ivan; brothers, Murray, Glenford, Calvin, Wilfred. Stella was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Advocate Baptist Church and church choir, the True Blue Lodge and was president of the Super Senior Club. She was employed at the Bayview Memorial Hospital in Advocate Harbour for 29 years. Funeral service was held November 15, 2017. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate Fire Department or to the Advocate Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHOW, Wai Chen – 95, Truro, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Kwangtung, China, she was the daughter of the late Chi Wor Woo and Ho Fui Tse. Wai dedicated herself to the family business, the Chow Family Restaurant in Truro. She is survived by son, Stan Chow (Marie); grandchildren, Anne Ireland (Bill), Sandra Munro (Ted), Michael Chow (Winnie); great grandchildren, Devin and Nicole Munro, Matthew Chow. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Yuen Qwan Chow. A special thank you to the staff at Vimy Court and to the Doctors and nurses of the Emergency and Palliative Care Units of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. A Family Graveside Service will be held in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. If so desired, the family welcome donations to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FULTON, Reginald Scotfield – 86, Bass River, passed away peacefully in Colchester East Hants Health Centre on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Reg was born in Everett Mass to Harry Knight Fulton and Hazel Alice (Thompson) Fulton on Sept.28, 1931. He worked in the woods, on bridges for Highways and was the owner/operator of the Bass River Garage with his wife, Betty. Reg enjoyed the woods and being at the camp, hunting, fishing, gardening and reminiscing with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, June Elizabeth "Betty" nee Taylor; daughters, Martha (Steve Brown), Bass River, June (Vincent Margiewicz), Bristol, TN, Annette (David Jennings) Masstown and son, Patrick (Jeanette) Fall River; his sister, Alice Fulton, Bass River; grandchildren: Rebecca Brown, Hilden, Taylor Brown, Campbell River,  Samantha Moore (Kyle) Old Barns; Vincent, James (Francisca) and John Margiewicz, New York, Lindsay Jennings Greenfield, Kyler Jennings (Lex) Masstown; Jacob and Jaclyn Fulton, Fall River; great grandchildren, Kaden, Charlene, Ava, Connor, Fulton and Mathew. Predeceased by son Jeffery Richard, parents, Harry and Hazel Fulton and brother, Theodore. A family graveside service was held November 16 in Riverside United Cemetery, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

EAGLES, David Ian - 53, Truro, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2017, at Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Mearl and Leah (Boyd) Eagles. Dave worked for over twenty-three years at the Truro branch and regional headquarters of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library. He is survived by his best friend, Robert Hanhan, Truro; his feline friend, Suri; good friends, Brian and Betty Blois and Alan and Joan Stewart; his close library and church families; aunts, uncles, cousins; nieces, Holly and Erin; sisters, Michael Ann (Rob), Cheryl. Funeral service was held Monday, November 27, 2017, at Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Keith Selwyn-Smith officiated. Interment at a later date in Peniel United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LOEFFLER, Rudolf (Rudi) Gerhardt, Sr. – 87, Upper Economy. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rudi Loeffler Sr. of Upper Economy, who passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Rudi was born in 1930, in Erlangen, Germany a son of the late Wilhelm Gerhardt Loeffler, and Anne Mueller-Neuhaus. He is survived by his wife, Leanora Elizabeth (Bette) Loeffler (Corbett); children, Debbie (Ron) Welton, Michelle ( Ace ) Powell, Rudi ( Gudi ) Loeffler; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many nieces & nepews; siblings, Hertha ( Guenther ) Gebhardt,  Jemseg, NB, Jutta Seifert, Germany,Werner ( Anneliese ) Mueller-Neuhaus, Germany, Dieter (Claire ) Mueller, Denmark, NS, Anneliese Zuegec , Germany, Wilhelm Mueller-Neuhaus, Germany. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, November 17, 2017, Reverend Glen Rupchan officiated. Private family interment was held at Peniel United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCER, Willard Fletcher – 89, Portaupique, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017, at home. Born in East Portaupique, he was a son of the late Minor and Laura (Chisholm) Spencer. Willard was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his daughter, Rose (Leon) Moore, Truro; son, Aubrey Spencer, Fernie, British Columbia; grandchildren, Tammy Moore (Terry Higgins), Tracy Moore, Truro; Amanda (Aaron) Smolana and Charles (Crystal) Spencer, British Columbia; great grandchildren, Jordan, Sheridan, Sarah, Damien, Ashlyn, Payton, Shayden, Rylen; sister-in-law, Coryl Spencer, Bass River; brother-in-law, Lyndon (Annette) McLellan, Bass River; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Beulah Iona (McLellan) Spencer; sisters, Verna Sutherland, Bernice Rushton, Pearl Rushton; brothers, Arnold Spencer, Norman Spencer, Roderick Spencer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, November 19, 2017, Reverend George Irving Luke, II officiated. Interment was in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacKINNON,  Donald Dennis "Donnie" – 73, Belmont, passed away peacefully, with loving family at his side, on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Allen and Frances (Roode) MacKinnon. Donnie is survived by his brother, Bill "Pink" (Val) MacKinnon, Belmont; nieces, Lisa (Kevin) MacNutt, Truro; Krista (Greg) Marsh, Masstown; Tonda (Wade), Shortts Lake; Kenda (Brad), Ottawa; nephews, Wade Murray (Rhona Gomez-Murray), Bobby (Cara) Murray, Garth Murray, Masstown; Jeff (Theresa) MacKinnon, Marc, Shubenacadie; Stephen, Truro; great nieces and great nephews, Cole MacNutt, Allyson MacNutt, Annalise MacNutt, Tyler Murray, Ryan Murray, Matthew Murray, Beth Murray, Jillian MacKinnon, Emily MacKinnon, Delia MacKinnon, Natalie MacKinnon, Jack MacKinnon, Kayla Ericsson, Sara Ericsson, Zachary St. Amour; sister-in-law, Jill Higgins; several cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marlene Louise (Higgins) MacKinnon. Graveside interment service was held Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Belmont Cemetery (just past civic number 862 Belmont Road), Belmont, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BROWNELL, Gloria J. - Age 65, of River Hebert passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at home. Born in West Brook, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Doris (Pettigrew) Pettigrew. She is survived by her companion, Keith Burbine; daughters, Trina Crandall (Terry), Amherst; son, Mark (Faye), Grand Prairie, Alta.; step-sons, Randy Burbine (Jennifer), Amherst; Jeff, Halifax; sisters, Melissa Davies, London, Ont.; Madeline Pettigrew (Terry), London, Ont.; Carol Proctor (Ernest), West Brook; Valerie Bates (Dave), London, Ont.; Kathy Rector (Charles), Amherst; Shelly Rogers (Jimmy), Southampton; a brother, Larry, Parrsboro; 6 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Diana, Margaret; a brother, Robert. A celebration of life gathering was held at the River Hebert Legion November 23, 2017. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WHEATON, Sr., E. William, ‘Bill’ - Age 96, of Parrsboro, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building in Halifax. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Walter and Lottie (Webster) Wheaton. Bill grew up in his home town where he participated in many sports throughout his school years. During wartime, he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. where he served from 1941-1945. Following the war, Bill and his wife Irene returned to Parrsboro where they operated Wheaton's Restaurant from 1945 until it was destroyed by fire in 1962. He then opened Wheaton's Homemade Candy. Following this adventure, he established Wheaton Sales Agencies with his son Billy, representing manufacturers throughout the Atlantic provinces. Bill was very involved in the community which he loved and served so well. He was a member of the Parrsboro Town Council, School Board, Hospital Board, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade, Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro, the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, was an Honorary Member of the Parrsboro Golf Club, was a founding member of the Parrsboro Art Guild and was a Ham Radio Operator (VE1CFK). In his later years and was most often seen at the Parrsboro Golf Course or The Ottawa House (formerly owned by his parents), regaling friends and tourists with local history and humorous stories. As Parrsboro's leading "Ambassador", he touched the lives of many and his legacy will live on, especially in his cards depicting ‘Wheaton's Homemade Candy’ which is carried by tourists throughout the world! He was at his best spending time with his family. He is survived by his much loved daughter-in-law, Brenda (Burke) Wheaton; grandsons, Ryan (Tanya St-Pierre), Dartmouth; Patrick (Tahara MacDonald), Bedford; great-grandchildren, Alex and Ella; his special nieces, Lynne Baber, Debby and Kathy Breau, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Breau) in 2010; his daughter, Brenda Joyce, in infancy; and his son "Billy" earlier in 2017; a brother, Donald and a sister, Marie Reid. Funeral service was held November 25, 2017 in St. George's Anglican Church, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in St. George's Anglician Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Golf Club for the Construction of the New Maintenance Facility. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LAVERS, Margaret Laura (Yuill) "Peg" – 101 – Truro She had an amazing journey which ended peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after blessing us with her presence for 101 years. Born November 1, 1916 at the family farm in Clifton on the outskirts of Truro, NS, she was the third of eleven children of the late Peter Suther Yuill and Harriet Ethel "Hattie" (Burgess) Yuill she married Malcolm Gerald Lavers on December 17, 1941 together they had three children. She is survived by her three children Sharon (Garry) Boyce, Arlene (Dick) Audas and Peter (Susan) Lavers, eight grandchildren Craig (Joanne) Boyce, Kelly (John Griffin) Boyce, Alyson (Allan Livingstone) Boyce, Dr. Richard "Rick" (Moira) Audas, Michelle (Michael Baldwin) Audas, Amanda "Amy" (Jonathan Sheppard) Lavers, Matthew (Amy) Lavers, Rebecca "Becky" (Morgan Elliott) Lavers; seventeen great grandchildren and 18 nieces and nephews as well as her sister Georgina Lawson and special sister-in-law Isabel Yuill. She was predeceased by her husband Malcolm Gerald Lavers in 1975, her brothers Elmer Yuill and Donald Yuill, sisters Eleanor Hiscock, Gladys Yuill, Hilda Cox, Cora Boates, Dorothy "Dot" Davidson, Norma McGregor and Elizabeth "Betty" Burns. Thank you VON, Glen Haven Manor and Cedarstone for providing comfort and care in her final year, you folks are amazing. In Peg’s memory donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS Funeral service was held November 25, 2017. Interment to take place in Old Barns Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LEBLANC, William John "Bill" – 62, Truro, passed away November 26, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born July 13, 1955 in Truro, he was a son of the late Raymond and Pearl (Smith) LeBlanc. Bill presently was employed with Tandus Centiva formerly Crossley Carpet Mills Ltd for 38 years. In his younger years he was a member of the Air Cadets, speaking often of his experience with plane gliding. He was an active member of Connection Wesleyan Church where he faithfully served God and community. Bill was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to all. An avid traveler, he was always up for visiting new destinations with family during holidays. One of his pastimes was following his favorite sports team, the Toronto Maple Leafs of which he knew many statistical and historical facts. He liked going to vintage car shows and knew many makes and models. Bill is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sharon (Baillie); daughter, Andrea (Geremy) Richards, Halifax; son, Brent, at home; sisters, Joanne (Bruce MacEachern), Halifax, Sherri (Perry) Richard, Lower Harmony, Betty Joy, Vancouver, BC, Michele (John Totten), Brule Point; a niece and four nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Pearl (Smith) LeBlanc, father Raymond LeBlanc; his maternal grandparents, John and Ruth (Mattatall) Smith, New Glasgow; his paternal grandparents, William and Lucy LeBlanc, Dieppe. Funeral service was held November 30 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Ken Banks officiating assisted by Rev. Lisa Gervais. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS or a charity of choice. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FISHER, John Henry Archibald – age 75, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on November 26th, 2017. Born in Dean on May 1st, 1942, he was a son of the late Christopher and Emily (Dean) Fisher. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Diane (Green); daughter, Heather Maxwell at home; son Christopher (Jennifer), Truro Heights; grandchildren Alicia, Andrew, and Mikaela Maxwell, and Evan and Olivia Fisher; sisters, Penny (Frank) Pettipas, New Glasgow; Ferne (Matt) Miles, Dartmouth; Emily Dunbar, Oxford; sisters-in-law Jean Fisher, Upper Musquodoboit; Carol Fisher, Dartmouth; Ellen Fisher, New Brunswick. He was predeceased by brothers, Albert, David, Roy, Ralph, Art, Lewis, and Duncan; sisters, Margaret and Blanche; special cousin Ethel Hawes. At John’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be at a later date in Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to John’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


November 2017

PEARSON, K. Bruce – 66, Valley. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, step father, brother and grandfather, Bruce Pearson, on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Beryl (Atkinson) Pearson. Bruce worked at Truro Daily News and retired as Advertising Manager and also enjoyed camping at Hidden Hilltop. Bruce is survived by his wife, Patti (Allen); step children, Sean (Mei) Murray, United Arab Emirates; Cyndy Murray, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Malehya Brooks-Murray, Haiden Murray-Smith; brothers, Harry (Cindy) Pearson, Bible Hill; Mark (Lois) Pearson, Masstown; nieces, Melanie (John) Buckler, Masstown; Tanya Pearson, Truro; nephews, Jason Pearson, Glenholme; Jeffrey Pearson, Halifax. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WORKS, Helen Mildred – 96, Truro - Mum passed away peacefully September 24, 2017 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Mum was born in Halifax, she grew up in Two Islands near Parrsboro. She was the daughter of the late Louis Bayers and Harriet Bardsley; stepdaughter of the late Leo Patterson. Survived by sons, Darrell (Barb), Londonderry, Raymond (Carolyn), Truro Heights, Brent, Belmont; daughters, Darlene (Winston Spicer), Debert, Heather, Belmont, Rosalie, Debert; son-in-law, Dale Powers; daughter-in-law, Sandra Works; adopted sister, Gina Clark, Green Hill. Gram thought the world of her 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Aunt Helen will also be missed by numerous nephews and nieces whom she adored. Predeceased by husband, Charles Albert, daughters, Marilyn Griffin, Myrna Powers; son, Lawrence; brothers, Mick and Pud; sisters, Gertie, Maggie and Marguerite in infancy. Mum spent the last five years at The Mira which she considered home. Special thanks to all her Mira family and staff at CEHHC. Also thanks to family physician Dr. Rafiq and Dr. Feltmate and the Colchester Community Funeral Home. Celebration of Life service was held September 29 at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DICKIE, Anna Elizabeth - 83, Truro, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Selma, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Archibald) Whidden. Anna and her husband Peter owned and operated Glooscap Farms, Lower Onslow. She is survived by her sons, Tony (Gail), East Mountain; David (Karen), Masstown; grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Matthew, Thomas; great-grandson, Ethan; brother, Ross (Vicki), St. Catharine’s, Ontario; sister, Joan Johnson, Mattatall Lake; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband, Peter Edwin Dickie; sister, Alice. Interment will take place at a later date in Onslow Clarke Cemetery, Lower Onslow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SWAN, Charles Seldon, aged 69 of Truro, passed away suddenly at home on September 26, 2017. Charlie was born in Springhill, NS, the only son of Margaret (Hayes) Swan. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Victoria (Langille Rines); his two sons, Mike (Tanya), Bible Hill; and Tim (Becky), Hilden; stepchildren Gordon Rines (Brenda Bond), Riverside Corner; Diana Rines (Stanley Purvis), South Rawdon; and Billy Rines (Darlene Rines), Rawdon Gold Mines; his pride and joy - his grandchildren, Chris, Chelsey, Jacob, Aethan and Ashlie Swan (Dylan Schofield); Liam Swan, Bailey Clark; and Jessica Rines; great grandchildren, Chloe and Owen Schofield. Charlie will also be missed dearly by his feline companion, Oscar. Charlie’s working life began with the Canadian Armed Forces as a member of the Air Force, later the Militia, and a stint on the patrol vessel, Quest. In civilian life, he worked for Robb Engineering as a sandblaster, before turning to the painting trade, working for various companies as well as himself. For the last many years until his retirement, Charlie was an employee of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Charlie was a grateful and active member of AA (Sunday Morning Breakfast Group) for nearly 32 years, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, Truro. Charlie will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit and the unconditional love for and pride he took in his family. A memorial service was held at Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St., Truro October 2, 2017 with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. The family thanks everyone for their expressions of kindness during this difficult time. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CREELMAN, Ronald Edward "Ron" – 70, Hilden, Colchester County. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Ronald Edward "Ron" Creelman, at home, surrounded by family, after a brief but very courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Ron was born in Brookfield and was the son of the late C. Edward and Nathalie (Crockett) Creelman. Ron was a graduate of Maritime Forest Ranger School in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He spent his career at Brookfield Lumber where he ran a lumber mill, building supply store, woodlands and blueberry operations. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Susan (Dalrymple); his daughters, Jan Johnson and Margo (Darcy) Merryweather; six grandchildren, Ben, Kate and Luke Johnson and Matthew, Sarah and Peter Merryweather; sister, Lynne (Larry) Kennedy and family. Celebration of Ron’s life was held Thursday October 5, 2017, at Best Western Glengarry (MacDonald Room), 150 Willow Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCER, David Loran - 78, Truro, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in The Mira Long Term Care Center, Truro. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Loran and Elizabeth (Heighton) Spencer. David worked for many years for the Department of National Defence in Dartmouth at the Ammunition Depot. He loved to play chess and also loved his music. He is survived by his sister, Delores Lynds, Onslow Mountain; brother, Douglas (Nora), Truro; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, October 7, 2017, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Saint James Anglican Church Cemetery, Pictou. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ALLEN, Ronald E. "Dooger" – Age 59, of Five Islands passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Donald and Eleanor (Stonehouse) Allen. He is survived by a sister, Heather Shaw, Truro; brothers, Glendon (Hilda Cox), Gerald (Theresa Dowe), all of Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held October 10, 2017 at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Five Islands 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

MCLEAN, Edward "Lawrence" - We regret to announce the passing of Edward "Lawrence" McLean, 76 of Belmont, Colchester County which occurred on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born on November 11, 1940 in Halifax, he grew up in Lakeview and was the son of the late Harold Hanson and Ella (Canavan) McLean. He worked all his life as a carpenter, the last 20 years before retirement at I.M.P. In his younger years Lawrence enjoyed playing the violin and won several competitions. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Evelyn (Jennings) McLean and children Dwight (Heather) McLean and their children David, Eric, Trevor and Megan; Edna (Brian) Newcombe and their children Leah, Evan and Ryan; Ruth Ann (Graham) Knap and their children Emily and Victoria. Siblings Keith (Barbara) McLean, Seward (Elva) McLean, Joyce (Bill) Sheridan; sisters-in-law, Margaret Jennings, Carol Richardson; brothers-in-law Edwin (Roberta) Jennings, Byron (Sally) Jennings as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ronald and brother-in-law Stan Richardson. There was no visitation by family request. A Funeral Service was held October 12, 2017 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Burial in Belmont Cemetery. If desired donations in Lawrence’s memory may be made to the VON or Trinity United Church, Onslow. Family would like to express their gratitude towards the staff at Vimy Court for all the care and support Lawrence received. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSON, Alden Melville - 82, Portapique, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in East Village, he was the youngest son of the late Arthur and Alice (Slack) Johnson. Alden was a well-known electrician in the surrounding area and was a former resident of Great Village and Truro before his retirement. He is survived by sons, James, East Mines; Kelly (Karen), Glenholme; Bryson, Stokholm, Sweden; grandchildren, Sarah, Jeffrey Noah; sister-in-law, Bertha Johnson (Late Ivan), Londonderry; brother-in-law, Robert Hughes, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Private family interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEGGE, Donald Keith "B.F.D." – 68, Truro, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, October 12, 2017, at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Keith and Thelma (Acker) Legge. Donnie was president of AJ Walker and Son until his retirement in 2003. Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan (Black); children, Patrick (Jill), Shortts Lake; Levi (Amanda), Stewiacke; Mackie (Michelle Hutt), Onslow; Zoë (Stewart) Dowe, Debert; grandchildren, Lucas, Connor, Cordelle, Ryley, Riley, Max, Zachary, Liam, Bridget, Colin, Emmeline; parents-in-law, Gordon and Joan Slack, Debert; sister, Carole (Howard) Phee, Ontario; sister-in-law, Josie (Gerald) Babineau, Debert; brothers-in-law, Gary Black, Debert; Joe (Toby) Slack, Little Dyke; nieces and nephews, Yan, Melodie, Lacey, Jenna, Keith, Olivia, Alec. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Warren. Celebration of Donnie’s life was held Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Best Western Glengarry (MacDonald Room), 150 Willow Street, Truro. Private family funeral service was held. Arrangements have been  entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLE, Gladys R. – Age 86, of New Minas and formerly of  Advocate Harbour passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax surrounded by family. Born in Port Greville, she was a daughter of the late Earle and Adella (Canning) Wasson. Gladys had a 27 year career at Camp Hill Hospital. She began as a student in the certified nursing assistant program. Later she became a respiratory therapist. She was head of the department in her last years with the Hospital. Upon retirement, Gladys and Walton moved to the Annapolis Valley. They enjoyed winters in Thonotasassa, Florida and summers camping with the High Tide Drifters camping club. They hosted weekend campouts at their home in Black Rock, in a direct line of sight across the bay to their beloved Advocate. Gladys lived her last year and a half at Arborstone Enhanced Care facility, where she was affectionately known as Glady and was admired for her gentle nature and radiant smile. She is survived by daughters, Brenda Burchell, Bedford; Amy Melanson, Salt Spring Island, B.C.; 5 grandchildren, Jessica Burchell, Steven Melanson (Nicole), David Melanson, Jimmy Melanson (Kerrie), Nikki Heaton (David); 2 great-grandsons, Keiran, Cael; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walton in 2014;  sisters, Annie, Ethel, Doris, Ruth, Lillian. Funeral service was held October 27, 2017 at the Advocate Baptist Church with Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Catheryne Meehan; the amazing staff of the third floor, and the Recreation Department of Arborstone. The loving care and exceptional music program brought back to life a spirit that had faltered with the passage of time. Mom/Grammie will be desperately missed by Brenda and Jessica for whom she was an integral part of daily life for many years. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of Arborstone Enhanced Care. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Hazel-Nickerson, Eugena R. ‘Jean’ – Age 74, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spencer’s Island, she was the daughter of the late Spicer and Mae (Stronge) Hazel. She is survived by daughters, Cheryl Stewart (Angus), Parrsboro; Sandra Lapointe (Jason), Dieppe; Mary Farren, Kelly’s Cove; step-daughter, Jessica Rondeau, Yarmouth; sisters, Joyce Snow, Saint John; Lois Allen, Parrsboro; brother, Clifford "Buck", Spencer’s Island; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lori; a sister, Dianne; brothers, Glen, Robert, Rupert. Funeral services was held October 30, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Henry DeVito officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Highway Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HENWOOD, A. Alan "Allie" - Age 75, of Bass River and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away peacefully at home on October 28, 2017. Born in Springhill, he was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Helen (Choisnet) Henwood. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his partner, Linda Earle, Stephenville, Nfld.; daughters, Janice Henwood (Keith Mulvihill), St. Thomas, Ont.; Carol Henwood-Allen, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Cole, Janai, Erykah, Olivia, Kian; brother, Bruce Henwood (Sylvia Pettis), Parrsboro; sister, Marion Choisnet, Parrsboro; nephews, Chris Henwood (Nicole), Lawrencetown; Jeff Henwood (Tina), Toronto, Ont. Allie set out on his own at the young age of 16, and was never afraid to take on new challenges in work or in life. As a result, he accumulated many skills early in life through various careers, including a signalman with the Canadian Army, a truck driver, a welder, a certified nursing assistant, and a sales associate. He even started and sold a pavement marking company in Toronto. Allie often reflected on those early adult years and carried fond memories of times with his buddies in Halifax and Toronto. In 1974, he returned to his beloved hometown of Parrsboro with his own family. Back "home" he became known in many communities as the Hostess chip man before becoming the manager of Wrights Pharmacy in Parrsboro. Here, he followed his entrepreneurial spirit to become co-owner of the Pharmasave in Springhill while continuing to manage the Parrsboro store, and in his "retirement" he operated a small contracting business with his brother and later, a friend in Bass River. Allie was well known for his love of music and motorcycles. A graveside committal service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating, followed immediately by a ‘Celebration of Allie’s Life’ gathering (location to be announced). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

October 2017

PROUDFOOT, Coreen Louise – 71, Debert, passed away August 26, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Spears) White. Coreen grew up in Isaac’s Harbour and moved to Toronto to work at a young age. She owned and operated Coreen’s Restaurant in Keswick, Ontario. After 20 years, she moved back to Nova Scotia to work, settling down in Debert, N.S., with her husband Joe Williams. She had a great love for camping and boating. Most of this time was spent in Country Harbour with family and special friends. Coreen especially enjoyed time spent with her special friend, Dexter. She will be greatly missed by all those whose hearts she touched. She is survived by her husband, Joe Williams; sister, Judy (David) Cameron; nephew, Jeff Cameron; nieces, Susan Cameron and Tracey Mattinson. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by step father, William White; brother, Gary Proudfoot; father in law, Joe Williams. Special thanks is extended to the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit. A Celebration of Life was held September 9 at 2pm in the Debert Legion, 1252 Masstown Rd., Debert. If so desired, donations may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LAWRENCE, John Alan "Al" 80, Bible Hill, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was the oldest son of the late John A. and Eudora M. (O’Brien) Lawrence. Al worked with the Royal Bank for nearly 40 years, mainly managing branches in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. After retirement from banking, he became a residential property appraiser in the Truro area. Al is survived by his daughter, Audrey (Steve) Fultz, Bible Hill; son, Will (Sue Ellen) Lawrence, Maitland, Hants County; grandchildren, Matt and Emily Fultz and Caleb and Kathleen Lawrence; all of whom he loved and of whom he was very proud. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Lawrence, Maitland; brothers, Douglas and Terry (Margi) of Halifax; sisters-in-law, Nancy MacDonald, Guelph, Ontario; Barbara Carpenter, Stellarton. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved and respected wife of 45 years, Beverly (MacDonald) Lawrence (2008); sisters, Lillian Hill (2009) and Ruth Main (2013). All are welcome to join Al’s family for a celebration of his life which will include music, story-telling, jokes, refreshments and an open mic that will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Bible Hill Fire Hall, 69 Pictou Road, Bible Hill. Interment will be held at a later date in Oak Island Cemetery, Maitland, Hants County. Honouring Al’s wishes, his remains have been donated to Dalhousie University Medical School for advancement of Medical Education and Research. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GAMBLE, Verna A. – Truro, daughter of Percy and Hattie Henderson passed away peacefully at Valley View Villa, Riverton, N.S. Verna was predeceased by husbands Raymond Smith, Elroy Mosher, and  Walter Gamble; sons, Donald Smith, Douglas Mosher; sister, Pauline Pyke; brother, Harold Henderson. She is survived by brother, Donald Henderson; children, Leanne O’Laughlin (Clifford), Brent Mosher (Kathy), Karen Stensaker (Colin), Cindy Smith, Shelley Driscoll; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Verna had many interests. She loved the piano and played at Masstown United Church. She spent many peaceful hours gardening in which she took much pride. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A Celebration of Life service was held September 21, 2017 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Donna Lawrence officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SHAW, Douglas Malcom "Doug" – 83, Truro It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the sudden death of Douglas "Doug" Malcolm Shaw on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born January 1, 1934 in Arichat, he was the son of the late Harry and Joanna (Kehoe) Shaw. Doug was a very hard worker and everyone that knew him knew he was the most kind, loving and caring gentleman. Doug worked for many years with Imperial Oil as well as Esso. He owned the Isle Madame Motel in Isle Madame for many years as well as worked later for the Chignecto Central School Board doing boiler maintenance. He eventually moved to Crowes Mills and later to Truro. Doug was a faithful parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Truro and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie "Joan" Shaw; sister, Norma Samson, Arichat; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Shaw (Boudreau); brother, Gordon Shaw. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where visitation was held September 15. Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on September 16 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception followed in Campbell Hall. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Robie Street, Truro. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RECTOR, Basil W. – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Raeburn and Eva (Smith) Rector. Basil worked for C.E. Harrison and Sons, Babineau Farm and Kernohan Farm for many years. He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Jeffers; daughters, Kathryn (Rod Burrows), NWT; Trina Foote (George), Woodville; a son, Kevin, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Courtney, TJ, Dan, Erik; great grandchildren, Kai, Shaeden, Casey, Kassidy, Jaidyn, Adison, Thea; as well, his best friend Lacey, his dog. He was predeceased by sisters, Audrey, Beulah; a brother, Lowell. At Basil’s request, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Cumberland Regional Health Center Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MACINNES, Elisabeth "Betty" – 86, Lower Onslow, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Debert Court, Debert, where she resided for the past six years. Born January 5, 1931 in Great Village, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Gladys (Simpson) Lane. She is survived by children, Robert (Kim), Jo-Ann (Gary), Douglas (Wanda), Terri-Lynn (John); sisters, Hazel Berry, Ontario, Helen Boudreau, Halifax; grandchildren, Jonathon, Courtney, Chayce, Amanda, Blake, Elissa, Sydney, Zaria, B.J. and step grandsons, Mathew, Christopher and 10 great grandchildren. Also part of Betty’s and Aubrey’s family were the many foster children they loved and cared for over the years. Along with her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Aubrey MacInnes; brothers, Hugh and Samuel Lane. Betty’s most memorable moments were spent enjoying the beautiful coastline of the Bay of Fundy while camping with Aubrey at Carr’s Brook or Sand Point. After residing at Debert Court, for the past six years, with daily visits from Aubrey until his passing nearly two years ago, Mom will finally be reunited with the one and only love of her life. There will be no visitation or service at this time. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, her body has been donated to Dalhousie University for Alzheimer’s Research. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the staff of Debert Court who went "above and beyond" in their care of Mom for the last six years. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DEAN, James Paul "Jim" - Truro Heights. With regret we are sorry to announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Grampie, and Papa D, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a battle with cancer and a broken heart. With the passing of the love of his life, Edith, in December, he did not have the strength to battle any more. Dad was a well-known mechanic in the Truro area for years, starting at Rushton’s Fina and later on owning Jim Dean’s Texaco on Willow Street. A common term dad was known for was "Jimmy Fix. Born in Glace Bay, Jim was a son of the late James and Lillian (Snow) Dean. He is survived by his children, Steve (Monique), Jamie, Rob (Shelley), Lisa; grandchildren, Timmy (Kelly), Tasha (Johnathan), Jeremy, Jaeger, Jaden, Joel, Josie, Josh, Ben and Emily; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Lucas, Lexi and Lydia; dogs, Hershey, Hemi, Cuda and Jake; sisters, Mae, Mary, Janet; brother, Walter. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Edith Nelson; sisters, Jeanette, Shirley, Ann; brother, Dan. A celebration of Jim’s life was held Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, David H. "Haywire" – Age 65, of Ward’s Brook passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Keith and Joyce (Moore) Morris. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Canning; his children, Stacy (Wade), Scott (Lori), Rosie (Graham) and Laurie; a sister, Judy; brothers, Eric, Jeffrey, Rodney; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald in infancy. Visitation was held September 22, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service was held September 23, 2017 with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BYERS, Captain Walter Conrad "Con" - Age 74, of Parrsboro died on Wednesday, September  21, 2017 in the Palliative Care Program of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan following a series of illnesses. Born February 14, 1943 in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Nema E. (Canning) and Walter R. Byers. During his time in Parrsboro High School, he was drum major for the Parrsboro Citizens Band and was involved in Sea Cadets through which he was selected to make a trip to Germany on a U.S. troop ship. After graduating from Nova Scotia Teachers College and Saint Mary’s University with concentrations in History and Spanish, he taught junior and senior high school students in several schools. Later he operated Time Frame Photo on Main Street in Parrsboro for many years where he took, developed, tinted and framed pictures. He specialized in the preservation of heritage photos, as well as writing articles, giving talks, and publishing "Age of Sail Heritage Scrapbooks", historical calendars and booklets relevant to the local area. While attending Saint Mary’s University, Con did volunteer work one summer in a remote rural village in the mountains of Mexico. During another summer he studied Spanish in Spain. His subsequent extensive travels included South America, the Trans-Siberian Railway in the USSR, the U.S.A, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Middle East and the Far East. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada. Over the years Con has been named Citizen of The Year on more than one occasion. He has been involved with a number of community projects and organizations such as Parrsboro Town Council, The Age of Sail Heritage Centre, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Handley Page Air Cadet Squadron (first Commanding Officer), Save the Band Hall project, Chignecto Park Committee, town, county and provincial tourist associations, and the Harbour Board. He played a significant part in the 1980s re-floating and towing of the Kipawo (the last Minas Basin ferry) to Parrsboro from a beach in Newfoundland and the subsequent establishment of The Ship’s Company Theatre. The Parrsborough Historical Society’s Ottawa House Museum has been a major passion with him for many years and much of his work will live on in the exhibits and archives now being housed there. Con had an enduring interest in the history of ships and the sea. He also built boats and sailed them and some years ago he obtained his coastal captain’s papers and served as master of the Avon Spirit (one of the last Nova Scotian sailing vessels to be launched) sailing out of Halifax and Inverness, Cape Breton. He was proud to be a part of this maritime tradition. In addition to history, he loved life, and people, and writing, and poetry, and story-telling, and dancing to the music of his favourite local band, the Wazoo Blues Band. He will be missed by his family and by many, many friends near and far. He is survived by brothers, Ronald (Carol) and Bernard (Karen), both of Parrsboro; nieces, Aleta (Byers) Beers, Quispamsis, N.B.;  Nadine (Byers) Lockhart, Amherst; Monique (Byers) Trenholm, Diligent River; ex-wives  Donna (Cooke) O’Connell, Pugwash; Bernice (Antrim) Byers, Parrsboro; step-daughters, Ellen Antrim, Lizabeth Antrim and Karen Varner, all of Parrsboro; as well as step-grandchildren, Louisa Duhamel, Jessica Duhamel and Christopher Gillis, Halifax; Adam Gillis, Parrsboro. He was predeceased by nephew, Konrad E. Byers. By Conrad’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services held. His ashes are to be committed to the outgoing tide of the Minas Basin. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society (Ottawa House). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


September 2017

HINCHCLIFFE, Phyllis Mae – 92, Truro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Middleton, Annapolis County, she was the eldest daughter of the late James Leslie and Pearl (Balcom) (Pidgeon) Beals. Phyllis is survived by her son, Curt Stephens, Halifax; step-daughter, Diane (Reginald) Spencer, Wawa, Ontario; step-son, Alden Jr. (Margo) Hinchcliffe, Prince George, British Columbia; sister, Minnie (Robert) Sowerby, Kentville; sister-in-law, Christena Beals, Kingston, Ontario; one nephew; three nieces; three cousins; five step grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alden; brother, Alan Beals. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, July 27, 2017, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Interment was in in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BROWN, Pamela Jean "Pam"  52, Upper Onslow, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, following a lengthy illness. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Margaret Viola (Wright) Rushton, Upper Onslow, and the late Stanley Roy Rushton. Along with her mother, Pam is survived by her husband, Norman; step-children, Keith Brown, Tracy Brown (Paul Chatfield), Reta (Greg) Cream, all of Truro; step grandchildren, Christian and Dillan Brown and Brayden and Keenan Cream; brother, Dale (Freda) Rushton, Truro; sisters, Marilyn Rushton, Halifax; Wade (Kelly) Rushton, Truro Heights; David (Sue) Rushton, Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews. Along with her father, she was predeceased by her sister, Debbie. Honouring Pam’s wishes, a private family interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOORE, Lois M. - It is with sadness that we announce the death of Lois M. Moore, age 94, of Parrsboro on July 28, 2017, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. She died peacefully with loving family at her side. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Georgie (Wood) Gilbert. Lois was devoted to her family. She encouraged everyone to do their best and loved and cared for us all. She was happiest when outdoors - whether in the blueberry field, in the woods at Lakelands, or riding her lawnmower as she did well into her late 80’s. She was an avid quilter, golfer, and card player, and made the best butter tarts around. Lois will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda Keirstead (Andrew), of Caribou Island; and daughter-in-law, Josephine Moore of Lower Sackville; as well as 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hilton Moore; her beloved son, Gilford; brothers, Elmer, Vaughn, Murray and Lawson; and sister Ethel. A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in Lois’ memory may be made to the Cumberland Regional Hospital Palliative Care in Amherst or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacEACHERN, Rannell "Michael" - 64, Truro, son of the late Catherine "Mae" MacEachern, passed away in the early morning of July 30, 2017. He will be remembered with love by his sister, Elva; brother-in-law, Peter Townsend; aunt, Carol McCallum; many cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, August 4, 2017, in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father James O’Connor officiated. Interment was held in St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Kierstead, Jonathan Mark, BSc.F, MSc.F, RPF - Age 47, of Brookfield died July 31 at home following a brief, brave and aggressive skirmish with cancer. He is survived by his wife Gail MacFarlane, daughter Tessa, sons Mac and Jake all of Brookfield; his father, John, Quispamsis, NB, mother Emily (Cosman) (Don Murray), Shortt’s Lake; sisters Lisa McCully, Portapique, and Jenny Kierstead (Blair Abbas), Halifax; nieces and nephews, a large and loving extended family, and is warmly remembered by many, many good friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by infant sister, Jennifer Lynn. Jonathan (known to close friends as Jonnie K) was educated in the Kennebecasis Valley, NB and earned his BSc. and MSc. degrees in Forestry at UNB, Fredericton. His career included tracking grizzlies in the Rocky Mountains, conducting forest research in Mount Carleton, NB, and an intimate interlude with the piping plovers of the Maritimes, followed by a period of time in the tall timber of northern California, before returning to Nova Scotia’s South Shore forests with Bowater Mersey Paper Co. Ltd. He and family moved to Brookfield in 2012 when he accepted an appointment with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources as Director of Forestry for the province. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jonathan’s too short, but full life was held August 4 in Brookfield Sportsplex, 55 Carter Road, Brookfield, where he enjoyed many hours coaching his kids and playing hockey and where he had just completed a term as President of the SCMHA. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, SCMHA or UNB Forestry. Committal will occur later in Kingston, NB. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BARKHOUSE, Sherman – Age 77, of Halifax and formerly of Advocate Harbour. It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Sherman "Bumpy" Barkhouse on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Infirmary Site, QEII, Halifax. Beloved and devoted husband to Kathleen "Kay" (Euloth) Barkhouse; cherished father of Brian (Patsy), Darryl (Melanie) and Darlene. Adored "Bumpy" to Shana (TJ), Cory, Alexi, Tristan, Felix and "Great-Bumpy" to Ryland; loving brother of Eugene and Kenneth; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Alston and Beryl (Gray) Barkhouse; sisters, Melba, Eunice and Geraldine; brothers, Vernon and Ronald; also, a granddaughter, Jessica. Sherman was a sheet metal journeymen by trade and was a retired tour bus driver. He spent a lot of time in his home town of Advocate Harbour where he always made a priority to be. Funeral service was held August 5, 2017 at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Marlene Quinn officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YUILL, Wyman Hiltz – 94, Beaver Brook, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Beaver Brook, he was a son of the the late Frank and Ina (Burgess) Yuill. Wyman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eileen Jean (Frazee) Yuill; children, John Albert (Bonnie) Yuill, Marjorie Anne (Wilfred) Pierce, Shelley Jean (Ricky) Fisher and James Wyman (Patricia) Yuill; grandchildren, Kenneth Pierce, Anthony Yuill, Amy (Yuill) Hanson, Rhea (Fisher) Hannam, Brad Fisher, David Yuill, Darryl Yuill and Sandra (Yuill) Gibson; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kennedy, Owen, Liam, Matthew, Lainey, Casey; one great grandson on the way. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, David Frank Yuill; grandson, Douglas James Pierce; brother, Reid Yuill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, August 7, 2017, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Interment was held in St. John's Clifton Anglican Cemetery, Beaver Brook. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DEVILLE, Esther M. – Age 68, of Halfway River passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by family. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Young) Winters. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; a son, Mark (Jocelynne), Edson, Alta.; a granddaughter, Maya; niece, Faye Jeffrey (Shawn), Daphne, Alabama. A celebration of Esther’s life service was held August 12, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Susan Gamblin officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DICKIE, Brenda Mae – 78, Central Onslow, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lake Munroe, Annapolis County, she was the daughter of the late Robie and Gladys (Cox) Munroe. Brenda went to school in Liverpool as a young child. The family later moved to the East end of Truro where she became a lifelong friend to Carol Dennis. She attended Truro Academy then went on to Acadia University to take Accounting. She enjoyed attending the Holstein shows in the Maritimes with Vaughan and Dickie Bros herd then with Dickiedale and later with her son Wades’ herd of BV Holstein. The last couple of years she enjoyed going to her Grandson’s 4H shows. Over the years, Vaughan and Brenda would travel to Florida and California with the Old Timers Hockey members. She was past secretary of the Truro Women’s Golf Club and enjoyed curling in her younger years. Brenda enjoyed working for over 24 years in Admittance at the Colchester Regional Hospital. One of her biggest loses in life was her son, Sam passing away in 2004. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Vaughan; son, Wade, Truro Heights; grandson who meant the world to her, Logan. Predeceased by son, Sam and a child in infancy. A memorial service was held August 14 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment to follow in Onslow Island Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Trinity United Church, Onslow or Onslow Island Cemetery or a charity of choice. Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CURLEIGH, Brigadier-General Colin M. (retired), CMM, OMM, CD - Age 81, died peacefully Wednesday 9 August 2017 resting on his deck with his family, overlooking his favourite view of the Minas Basin. Born in Aklavik, NWT, he was the son of the late Assistant-Commissioner (RCMP) George and Jean (Stoddart) Curleigh. He was a graduate of the College Militaire Royal de St. Jean, Dalhousie University, the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, UK, the Command and Staff College, Toronto and the National Defence College, Kingston. He served on several naval ships prior to his career as a helicopter pilot. Following flight training in Patuxent River, Maryland in 1963, he flew the first Sea King helicopter to Shearwater. He served in four Sea King Squadrons, flew from HMCS Bonaventure, the Canadian DDH's and had a posting in the USA flying off several US aircraft carriers. He served on the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), the Directing Staff of the Staff College in Toronto, was Commandant of the Canadian Forces Staff College, Toronto, the staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces' Central Europe in Brunssum, The Netherlands', Commander of the Maritime Air Group, Halifax and the Defence Attache to the High Commissioner at the Defence Liaison Staff in London, England. He was fondly referred to as "The Sea King" by his kids and their friends. He was on the board of The Royal International Tattoo and President of the Aeronautical Institute of Nova Scotia. He was active in the community serving on several boards; the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society/Ottawa House which was his passion, the Parrsboro Band Association/The Hall, the Fundy Geological Museum and the RCMP Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Melanson); his children, George and Jen (Coyle), Vancouver; Jon, Vancouver; James and Jackie (Brown), San Francisco and Sara (Curleigh) Parsons, London, England; his beloved "Treasures" his grandchildren, Sam, Emily, Kate, Thomas, Sarah, Chris, Hannah, Zan, James, Ben, Scotia, Olivia, Caroline and Joshua Colin; sister, Mary (Dick) Micklich, Idaho Falls; brother, Alan (Raymonde), Montreal; sister, Sue (Lloyd) Kay, Moncton; brother-in-law, David Smith (Brenda), River Hebert; sister-in-law, Dora Melanson, Hubbards; several nieces and nephews; and his "Florence Nightingales" Debby, Brenda and Shelley. A farewell gathering was held at the Ottawa House, Parrsboro on August 13, 2017. Committal will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a charitable donation to the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society/Ottawa House, the Parrsboro Band Association/The Hall or to the Shearwater Aviation Museum. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WILLIGAR, M. Kathleen "Kay" – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Edith (Phinney) Henwood. She is survived by a daughter, Florence Willigar, Parrsboro; sons, Lawrence (Loretta Atkinson), Boars Back; Stanley (Dorinda), Parrsboro; sisters, Loretta Taylor, Barbara MacKenzie (Duncan), all of Parrsboro; Stella Hughes (Mike), Halifax;  brothers, William "Billy" Henwood; Gordon Henwood (Joanne), all of Parrsboro Roads; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Benjamin; a daughter, Sandra Lee; sisters, Cassie and Muriel, both in infancy; brothers, Ronald, Phillip, Leonard, Clifford. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 pm, August 17, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Charlotte Ross officiated. Burial in the West Bay Cemetery. Memorial donations to the West Bay Cemetery, Parrsboro Roads. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HAWBOLDT, Violet Annabell  83, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Dalhousie Mountain, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Bell) Rae. Violet is survived by her children, Sterling (Janet) Rae, Bridgewater; Ronald (Ngima Sherpa-Hawboldt) Hawboldt, Kingston, Ontario; Maureen (John) Veal, Valley; grandchildren, James (Kirby Hingley-Veal)   Veal, Greenfield; Megan (Nick) Roode, Bible Hill; Sonya Rae (Russell Fraser), Guelph, Ontario; Luke Rae, Dartmouth; Violet Hawboldt, Kingston, Ontario; great grandchildren, Hunter Roode, Riley Roode, Ben Veal, Felix Rae Fraser; sister, Florence (Osborne) Bell, Onslow Mountain; brother, Vincent Rae (Louise Cavanaugh), Portapique; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Victor Howard Hawboldt; siblings, Elizabeth, Catherine, George, Martin, Alice, Frances, William, Gordon, Donald, Elwood and Vera. Private family interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RICHARD, John Clayton Fraser, Londonderry, finished up life’s journey after a lengthy illness on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born January 6, 1925 in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Gerrior) Richard. Due to his mother’s illness at birth, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Joseph and Sophie Gerrior of Lundy, Guysborough Co. He left home at an early age and began a career in the hospitality business working at Pictou Lodge, Nova Scotia Hotel and the Mt. Royal Sheraton Hotel, Montreal. He was chosen from the Sheraton staff and given the honour of serving the Royal Suite of Queen Elizabeth II and her family during their visit to Montreal. John served his country overseas during the Second World War with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. In 1960, he purchased the Hotel Esplanade in Truro and operated it for ten years. Following his dream, he bought a farm in Londonderry where he raised cattle and grew blueberries on a small scale. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Sally (Langille); son, Scott, Londonderry; daughter Carole Landry, Truro; son, Perry (Sherri), Lr. Harmony, son, Jonathan (Lisa), Oromocto, NB; his much loved grandson, Joshua (Danielle), Drew, Luc Richard, Craig Landry, Ethan and Logan Richard; great granddaughter, Paisley Richard; brother, Leonard, Chilliwack, BC; brother-in-law, Edward (Carlotta) Langille; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bill) Matthews, Margaret Richard; foster sister, Pauline Parks, Halifax; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Ralph and Harry; sisters, Ina, Joan, Isabelle and Alda; foster sister, Margaret Avery and his first wife, Annette Dumont, dear mother of Scott, Carole and Perry. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Committal Service was held August 26, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated.Donations in John’s memory may be made to the First Responders- Great Village Fire Brigade or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

OLIVER, Eleanor "Gail" Mayne-Fisher - Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Gail grew up in Westchester Station, and later raised her family in Belmont. Gail is survived by her mother, Audrey Angevine; daughters, Judi Fisher (Jerry), and Anita Fisher; son, Danny (Alicia) Fisher; granddaughter, Hayley (Ted) Misztela; grandson, Quinn Nichols; sister, Jeanne (John) Boertjes; brothers, Robert (Debbie) Angevine, Richard (Shelly) Angevine; sister-in-law, Sylvia Barnhill; Uncle Bun (Jean) Betts; all her loving nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Duane Hines, Richard Arnold. She was predeceased by her father, Elmer Angevine; husband, Ken Oliver; former husband, John Fisher. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, August 25, 2017, Pastor Andrea Baas officiated. Interment was held in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CURTIS, Dr. John Edgar - 80, London, Ontario, formerly of Truro and Toronto, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Horizon Place, London, Ontario. Born in Truro, he was the eldest son of the late Dr. Edgar and Ella (Ferrand) Curtis. In 1963 he married Dorothy Bernice Fourier who predeceased him in 1997. They raised three sons together. He was predeceased in 1992 by their first son, Peter Edgar Curtis in an untimely and tragic accident. He is survived by his sons, John Andrew Curtis (Lisa), New York City; Philip Edgar Curtis (Irena), Florida; brothers, David Ferrand Curtis (Donna) and Dr. Gary Marshall Curtis (Donna), Truro; grandchildren, Ella and Peter Curtis, New York; an extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.John is remembered fondly by many former patients, colleagues, family and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, August 25, 2017. Interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, Geraldine A. – Age 70, of Parrsboro passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Roger and Bertha (Boss) MacAloney. She is survived by sons, David (Delores), Truro; Jody (Virginia McManaman), Amherst; a sister, Elizabeth Yorke, Lower Five Islands; a brother, Roger (Susan), Westville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Marsten; a sister, Helen. As well, she will be forever missed by her faithful furry companion, Abbie. There will be no funeral services held at Geraldine’s request. Geraldine's family would like to take this opportunity to thank her many caregivers, friends and family for their personal care and attention during her time of illness. This kindness will be forever remembered. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


August 2017

MORRIS, St. Clair Calvin – At his residence on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Judith Wood. Loving father of Philip, Holly Gibson (Doug), and Robin Kayser (Dave). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Joey), Jason, Courtney (Mark), Kylie, Riley (Amy) and Simon (Aimee). Proud great grandfather of Saylour, Parker, Skylar, Taylor, Daniel, Benjamin and Jacob. Dear brother of Barb O’Laney, Boyd "Sonny" (Jeannette), Esther Boyd (Jack) and predeceased by Maureen Powers, Conrad, Michael, Isabel, Morley "Skippy", and Vaughn. Cousin and best friend of Tommy Dowe. St. Clair will be missed by his feline companion, Arthur. At St. Clair’s request, cremation has taken place. An interment at Grace United Church Cemetery in Port Greville, Nova Scotia will take place at a later date. In memory of St. Clair, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. Online Book of Condolence may be signed at www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com

ROGERS, Ralph – 81, Valley, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Ethel (Atkinson) and Aubrey Rogers; his daughter, Andrea Joy. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Rector); son, Craig (Stephanie), Onslow, and their children, Samuel and Ella; sister, Joyce Enxing (Bill), Minnesota ; half sister, Carol Atkinson (Leon), Dutch Settlement; half brother, Chris Rogers, Masstown; step-mother, Janet Rogers and their family, Clare Davidson (Gerald), Onslow; Peter Rogers (Michele), Valley; Penny Blackwood (Bert), Lyons Brook; many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Brunswick Street United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Interment was in Watson Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall -Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILSON, James Creelman "Hank" – 91, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his good friend Ginny Moore at his side, on Monday evening, June 26, 2017, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Bass River, he was a son of the late Gordon and Daisy (Fielding) Wilson. James was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In his younger years, he was a farm labourer in Lower Truro. He did various odd jobs, including cleaning windows and shoveling snow, for many people over the years. An all-out friendly guy, there aren’t enough words to describe who James was and what he meant to his family and friends. He absolutely loved walking around town and his infectious smile and personality will be remembered; he enjoyed talking with anyone he met and having a chat or sharing a laugh. James is survived by his brother, Harry, Debert; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Lillian Wilson, Freda (Alfred) Acker; brother, George Wilson. Thanks are extended to the staff of Townsview Estates and Cedarstone Enhanced Care where James had been cared for so well over the past number of years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, June 29, 2017, Mr. Stephen Brogan officiated. Interment was in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McCurdy, Earl Lindsay, Lieutenant Colonel 78, of Lantz, passed away on June 30, 2017 at the family cottage, Isaac’s Lake, Westchester Mountain. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was the son of Everett and Pearl (Hamilton) McCurdy. Earl attended Acadia University from 60 to 67 while completing RCAF ROTP program. He started his career as a pilot in the RCAF in Zweibrucken, W Germany. Postings followed in Bagotville, Kingston, Petawawa, Greenwood, Halifax and Chatham. The pinnacle of his career as a military pilot was commanding 405 Squadron in Greenwood, N.S. After retiring from the air force, Earl spent 7 enjoyable years flying fishery patrols with Provincial Airlines. He loved fishing, hunting, golf and curling. But his happiest days were spent at the cottage with family and his dogs. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda McCully; sons Dan (Judy Butt), Bonnyville, AB; Barry (Chérie), Cochrane, AB; Chris (Janice), St John, NB; grandchildren, Ben, Matthew, Renée, Jessica, Cameron and Cara McCurdy; and Sabrina and Gillian Davidson; and sister Ruth; as well nephews, nieces, cousins and other extended family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro (902-895-5587). The funeral service was held July 6 in the Funeral Home, the Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Private family interment was held at the Debert (Plains Rd.) Cemetery. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the VON or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TAYLOR, Terry A. – Age 59, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Violet (Scott) Taylor, Parrsboro and the late Lawrence "Duckie" Taylor. He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Gilbert; a daughter, Tiffany (Aubrey), Debert; a son, Travis (Amanda), Parrsboro; sisters, Diane Forrest (Willis), Sydney Mines; Annamarie Clarke (Chris), Parrsboro; Debbie Taylor, Parrsboro; 5 grandchildren, Zackery, Katie, Noah, Genny, Anthony; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, James in infancy. Terry will be sadly missed by his family, many close friends and his cat, Nigel. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JENNEX, Evelyn Clarice Lydia (Chaulk) - 92, Debert, formerly of Masstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Debert Court, Debert, with her daughter at her side. Born in Grand Falls, NF, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Stacey) Chaulk. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Jennings (Russell), Crowes Mills; son, Lawrence Earl Weatherby (Janet), Upper Onslow; granddaughters, Margo Rogers, Cindy Spencer Fagioli, Terri Lynn McNutt (Troy); step-grandsons, Zachary and Abram Higgins; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Martin, Corner Brook, NL; Barbara Weatherby, Shelburne, ON; brother, Sherman King, Little Hearts Ease, NL. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Jennex; sister, Marjorie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, July 8, 2017, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was in Masstown Cemetery, Masstown. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NICHOLS, Margie Jeanne (Murphy) - 65, Truro. It is with heavy hearts we announce Margie’s passing on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of Lillian (Hinchcliffe) Murphy, Debert, and the late John Murphy. Margie worked for 27 years as a receptionist at Pleasant Street Dental Centre until her retirement in 2016. Along with her mother, Margie is survived by her sons, Jamie Nichols (Angie), North River; Scott Nichols (Wanda), Dartmouth; loving companion, Gary Annand;  brothers, Peter Murphy (Shelley), Mike Murphy (Janet), British Columbia; Paul Murphy (Wendy), Debert; sisters, Linda Eagles (Kelly), Debert; Nancy Morphet (Dwayne), Ontario; Jessie Cornelius (Ken), Brentwood; Sandra Murphy (Drew), USA; grandchildren, Jarad, Brody, Rayleigh, Mackenzie; faithful friend, Al Hill. Along with her father, she was predeceased by husband, Raymond Nichols. Honouring Margie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SKINNER, Robert Alan, 53, Truro, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. Born in New Glasgow he was the son of the late Donald Elms and Emma (Byard) Skinner. He was very sports-minded and enjoyed basketball and baseball.  Robert was involved in his early years as a Sea Cadet and travelled at the age of 16 for three months with the Royal Canadian Navy on board the HMCS Annapolis. He worked for the County of Colchester as a compost operator at the Colchester Balefill and Composting Facility. He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and colleagues. He is survived by his life partner, Wanda Taylor; children, Ebeni Skinner-Dorrington, Erin Dorrington; stepchildren, John (Kaila) Russell, Tara Russell; grandchildren, Amari Dorrington, Hunter Russell; former spouse, Tracey Dorrington-Skinner; sisters, Joan, Thelma, Debbie; brothers, Floyd, Glenn, Blair, Darryl, Stanley, Donnie and Delbert; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life in his memory was held July 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. or to the Ronald MacDonald House. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BROUGHTON, Emma Jeannette - 95, Westchester/Truro, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Malagash, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elida (Miller) Wilson. She is survived by her sister, Mavis Newcombe; daughters, Bessie (Lawson) Thompson, Westchester; Avis (Wesley) Austin, BC; sons, Hubert (Annie), Truro; Philip (Cheryl), Westchester; nephew, Brian (Karen) Broughton, Moncton; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Oran; sister, Dorothy and brother-in-law, William (Bill); brother, Donald; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Grant) Wilson; brother-in-law, Leigh Newcombe; nephew, Kenneth Broughton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by family request. A family graveside service will be held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEBB, Brenda Lee (Fisher) – Valley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of the late Earl Lawrence and Shirley Ruth (MacPhee) Fisher. Brenda was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her husband, Kevin Webb, Valley; son, Travis Snell, Valley; daughter, Megan Snell, Truro; step-son, Cody Webb, Valley; step-daughter, Chantelle Webb, Westchester; sister, Tammy Hillier, Truro; brothers, Austin, Tatamagouche; Ron Fisher (Tracey), Cole Harbour; stepfather, Raymond Hillier, Thorburn; mother-in-law, Jeanette Web, Bible Hill;  grandchildren, Jacia and Danica Snell, Sadie and Payson Dobson; nieces and nephews Diana, Johnathan, Ronnie, Kevin and Andrew Fisher; Lauren Hillier, Laurena Moore; great niece, Paisley Hillier. Brenda was predeceased by her brother, Earl Lawrence Fisher and step-son Brandon Webb. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A day of remembering to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held in September; date and time to be determined. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MARSH, Lena M. – Age 97, of Parrsboro and formerly of Five Islands passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Port Greville, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Crossman) Dunphy. She is survived by her children, Wayne Dunphy (Helen), Lower Onslow; Susan Marsh, Halifax; Darlene Taggart (Michael), Truro; grandchildren, Angela Andrews (Perry), Edmonton; Shelley Nelson (Troy), Calgary; Ryan Taggart (Krystyna Thomas), Halifax, Jillian Taggart (Colin Roche), Debert; a great grandson, Brayden Andrews. She was predeceased by her husband, L. Gerald Marsh in 1962; a son, Laverne. Also, her friend of many years, Karl Lewis. Funeral service was held July 21, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial in the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands. Memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCCABE, Deryk Reginald - 54, Truro, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Deryk is survived by his son, Dylan, Moncton; father, Reginald (Bev), Debert; sister, Gina (Richard), Sackville; and niece, Hayley, Sackville. He was predeceased by his mother, Vivian and daughter, Racheal. In honouring Deryk's wishes, a Reception will be held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 2-4pm. Donations in his memory, may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BIRD, Royce Aubrey – 59, Londonderry, went home to be with his Lord and Savior in the morning hours of July 20, 2017 and is now at peace in Heaven. Royce worked for many years with Casey Concrete, Neistone Chemicals and Ritchie Brothers in Debert. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Great Village. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Beverley (Keeping); son, Mark Henry Bird (Ashley MacLeod), CFB Greenwood; grandchildren, Evelyn Jayne, Myles Henry, Aubrey Rhys; sister, Linda Slack, Debert; brothers, James (Marion) Bird, Great Village, Bryne (Esther) Bird, Londonderry; nephew, Scott Bird (Belinda) and their children, Dawson and Marcus; niece, Cora Lee Bird (Lucy Drew); many uncles, aunts, cousins and church family. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Henry Bird and Eveleen (Alexander) Bird; brother, Russell Bird; brother in law, Leeman Slack. The family wish to thank the VON, Palliative Care, Hospice Society as well as Dr. Don Rowe, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Aries, Ann McKim and Angela MacDonell for their care and support. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service was held July 25 in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Rd., Great Village, with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Donations in Royce's memory may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, Palliative Care (CEHHC) or to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GRANT, G. William "Bill" – Age 100, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Wellington and Utah (Milton) Grant. When Bill was five years old, his family moved to Spencer's Island. Upon his return from the war, he came back to the store business as a partner and shareholder with the firm of Grants Advocate Limited. In November of 1945, he married Vola A. Morris of Advocate after a long courtship due to his service during the war. Vola passed in 2007 after more than 60 years of wonderful and happy years together. In 1974, the store business was sold at which time he was appointed by Canada Post as postmaster at the Advocate Harbour office where he remained until his retirement at age 65. Bill had served as a secretary to the local trustee board of Bayview Memorial Hospital for many years, was a trustee and secretary to the local board of the Advocate District School for several years, was a member of the Advocate Super Seniors Club, belonged to square and round dance clubs in Advocate and Amherst, received special recognition from the Kidney Foundation for many years of canvassing as a volunteer, was a member of the Advocate United Church for many years serving on the various boards and committees and was a life member of the session, was a member of the choir for more than 50 years and was also a trustee and secretary of the church manse. He was a member of Myrtle Lodge Knights of Pythias for many years before it closed. Bill is survived by his daughter, Patricia "Pat" Stronge (Eric), Advocate Harbour; granddaughters, Andrea Harpell (Curtis), Crowe’s Mills; Janice Beaton (Kinnon), Onslow; a great granddaughter, Holly Rafuse; a great grandson, Drew Rafuse; step-great granddaughter, Alex Harpell; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Vola; sisters, Marion and Della; a brother, Cecil. Funeral service was held in the Advocate United Church July 25, 2017. Rev. Dan Gunn officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate United Church or to Recreation Programs of Bayview Memorial Health Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


July 2017

DICKIE, Hazel Audrey of Peterborough ON, formerly of Bass River Nova Scotia. Peacefully at Extendicare Peterborough Ontario, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Predeceased by loving husband Arthur "Artie" Dickie. Devoted mother to Blaine (Ronda) Dickie, Peterborough Ontario, Sheldon Dickie, Chelsea Quebec, Shannon (John) MacInnis, Burlington Ontario, and the late Evan Dickie. Cherished Grammie of Alana (Dave) Fudge, Allison (Jason) Flemming, Jared (Holly) Dickie, Emma Dickie (Ron Bissonnette), Aaron (Nina) Dickie, Sara (Rob) MacIntosh, Jeff (Candice) MacInnis, and Nick (Brittany) MacInnis. Great Grammie of 12 with one more on the way. Hazel was born in 1927, one of eight children, on the family farm at Carrs Brook Nova Scotia, with four brothers and three sisters. Hazel enjoyed family events and liked hosting games, dinners and dance parties. She was active in the community, a valued member of the United Church Women, and the Bass River Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary. A memorial service was held at the ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, Peterborough ON, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1 pm. A committal service will be held at Riverside United Church, Bass River NS, at a later date. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Riverside United Church, Bass River NS, may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

MILLER, J. Walter – 88, Londonderry, formerly of Holliston, MA, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born on Prince Edward Island, he was a son of the late James Alexander Miller and Clara Miller. He is survived by his children and their spouses: James (Renee) Miller, Alton Bay, NH; Kevin (Sue) Miller, Leominister, MA; Peggy (Dan) Mattix, Londonderry, NS; Stephen (Pep) Miller, Riverside, OH; Scott Miller, Riverview, FL; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Betty Adams, Sackville, NS; Louise Faulkner, Vancouver, BC; William "Bill" Miller, Economy, NS; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret P. "Peggy" Miller; brother John Miller; and granddaughter, Callie Miller. A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JOBE, Claude "Raymond" – 83, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully May 23, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Westchester, he was the son of the late Earle and Olive (Lewis) Jobe. Raymond built many homes throughout his time on Lyman Street. He also worked for many years with the CNR Railway. After a serious accident, he needed a hobby and began to do custom framing which grew into an extensive activity. He was a longtime member of the Truro Lions Club and helped at whatever function he could. He was a former president and served two terms with the Disabled Consumers Society of Colchester and spent much of his free time repairing equipment for the disabled. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Fowler), to which he was a wonderful, loving husband; daughter, Elaine (Grant) Campbell, Truro; son, David (Lili Wei) Jobe; grandchildren, Benjamin, Jessie, Eleanor Lee; brother, Robert "Bob", Truro; sisters, Betty (Terry) Butler, Woodstock, NB, Irene (Jerry) Spargo, Halifax. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor. The family wish to thank Dr.’s Don Rowe and Adam Aleksis as well as the staff of intermediate care at Colchester East Hants Health Centre and the VON, especially Heather, Laura and Lois; the staff at Today’s Nurse, especially Ashley, Melinda and Darlene. A Funeral Service was held May 29 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Burial in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to Today’s Nurse, VON or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KENT, John Hedley – 78, Lower Truro, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Hedley and Alice (Clarke) Kent. John was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Cobequid District Fire Brigade and was their first fire chief. John was a member of the Old Barns United Church and served on the Board of Stewards as well as a member of the Men’s Choir. He enjoyed fiddle music and dancing. John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Janet (MacKay); daughters, Wanda, Truro, Sharon, Lower Truro; sons, Dale, Halifax, Blair, Lower Truro; grandchildren, Kyle Moore (Samantha), Ryan Moore (Joanne), Kent Gallant, Bradley Gallant, Haley Kent, Makayla Kent, Nicole Kent; great-grandchildren, Fulton and Lucas; sister, Mary (Wally) Fisher, Riverview, NB; brothers, James (Glenda) Kent, Lower Truro, Everard, St. Catherines, Ont. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by sister, Katie. A Memorial Service was held May 27th in Old Barns United Church, with Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall. Burial in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Donations in John’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GLOADE, Stephen Joseph, 78, Millbrook, passed away June 2, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro with his family by his side. Born in Truro he was the son of the late Stephen and Nancy (Glode) Gloade. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileen (Marderosian); children, Michelle (Lorne Paul) Gloade, Millbrook, Stephen Joseph (Bonnie), Regina, Sk., Mark Anthony (Kara), Langley, BC; grandchildren, Shayla, Stephen, Emma, Aviana; sisters, Muriel, Theresa, Mary; brothers, Thomas and Gordon; godchild, Joanne Cope; several nieces and nephews.Steve was a former Chief of the Millbrook First Nation. He was a champion of Native Rights and had a special interest in the future of Youth in his community. A conservationist his entire life, Steve was an avid fly fisherman and took pride in tying his own flies. He passed his ‘catch and release’ motto down to the youth every chance he could. His children were his joy and his French bulldog, Teagan, meant the world to him. Special thanks to his best buddy, Herman Taylor, who was always there for Steve and his family in tough times. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life visitation was held June 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In lieu of flowers or donations please introduce a youth to the joys of fishing or hunting. Online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRISEY, Phyllis Marjorie (MacLean) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a beautiful mother, grandmother, sister and daughter, Phyllis Marjorie Morrisey, 76 of Belmont on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her home. Born June 6, 1941 in Truro, NS. She was a daughter of the late Lewis and Estella (Gammon) MacLean. She is survived by her son, John "Wayne" Morrisey, Belmont; grandchildren, Benjamin Morrisey, Dartmouth; and Jennifer Morrisey, Truro; brother, John "Bub" MacLean, Onslow. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Morrisey, Belmont; sisters, Lillian "Lil" Hamilton and Mary Smith, both of Ontario; brother, Ainslie "Tiddly" MacLean, Bible Hill and sister, Patricia "Patty" MacLeod, Brentwood. She had been employed at the chick hatcheries in both Truro Heights and Debert for several years. She will be remembered as a loving, caring woman who enjoyed working outdoors on her flower gardens and inside caring for her many house plants. She was known for her smiling face, welcoming hospitality and her love for her family. No visitation by request. A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 14 in Crossroads Cemetery, Belmont. Donations may be made in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MILLS, Maureen S. – Age 74, of Spencer’s Island passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Lake) Yorke. She is survived by daughters, Rosemary Mills (Brian Boye), Halifax; Christine Mills (Ricky Slocum), Portapique; Sunday Mills (Bruce Morris), Fraserville; Karen Mills (Shannon Dwyer), Nappan; Jane Mills, Advocate Harbour; sons, William, North River; Edwin Mills (Kim Drysdale), Apple River; 15 grandchildren; a great grandson; sisters, Mary Yorke, Maccan; Christine, Pugwash; a brother, Robert (Maureen), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hiram William Mills "Billy"; sisters, Sally Ann; a brother, Lewis. There will be no funeral service at Maureen’s request. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ANDREWS, Margaret Vera "Peggy"  84, Truro, formerly of Dartmouth and Bass River, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Emily (Colburne) Lewis. Peggy is survived by her children, Barry Andrews (Marlene), Vancouver, British Columbia; Debby Andrews, Windsor; Karyn Andrews (Brian), Truro; Richard Andrews (Kathy), Bryan Andrews (Diane), Ottawa, Ontario; daughter-in-law, Susan Andrews, Dartmouth; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; long-time partner, Cecil Blair, Moncton, New Brunswick. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, George Walter Andrews; youngest son, Bruce Russell Andrews. Funeral service was held Friday, June 16, 2017, in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


June 2017

HENWOOD, Cathy E. – Age 61 of Parrsboro passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Vera (Ayer) Henwood. In her lifetime, Cathy had been a teacher, business owner and spent many years working with a variety of organizations for the betterment of the Parrsboro area. Cathy is survived by a daughter, Giselle; her brother, Christie and sister, Carole. As well, she will be greatly missed by her "grand-kitties". A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to VON Cumberland or to the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WORSLEY, Mary Jeanette "Jean" – 83, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, surrounded by the love of her family. Born October 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Marchand) Aucoin. Jean became interested in music from an early age while living in Armdale. She became a member of the Rhythmal Band and eventually became a member of the Armdale Chorus under the direction of the late Mary Dee Girroir. Jean carried this love of music throughout her life. In 1954, she married Flying Officer Don Worsley who was serving with the RCAF. Transfers through the service had them stationed in Greenwood and St. John’s, NFLD. After service life, Jean, Don and their family returned to Halifax only to be on the move again a few years later to Amherst, Moncton, NB and London, Ont. They returned to Nova Scotia in 1975 and settled in Truro Heights. Jean is survived by daughter, Patricia (Andy) Lyall, Enfield; sons, Donald (Vickie), Brentwood, Michael (Angela), Onslow, John (Cathie), Hilden; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Yvonne (Frank) McGrath, Shirley (Doug) Bell; brother, John (Irene) Aucoin; many nieces and nephews. Jean will especially be missed by her lifelong friend, Pauletta Theriault. Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by husband, Donald; sister, Arlene and grandson, Jason. A special thank you to Cedarstone Enhanced Care and the angels on Garden Road for their care. A Funeral Mass in thanksgiving and celebration of Jean’s life was held May 5 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held at a later time. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WATT, P. Laverne - 72, Debert. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Laverne Watt on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was predeceased by parents, Reginald and Pearl (Snow) Gilby; husband, John; companion, Neil Stephens; brothers, Lee Gilby, Ross (Marie) Gilby; sister, North Taggart. Laverne is survived by daughter, Janet (John) McCallum; son, Robert (Venita) Watt; granddaughter and her pride and joy, Janelle McCallum (Mark Peppard); brother, Boyd (Simonne) Gilby; sisters, Janet (Lloyd) Nelson, Joyce (Wayne) Spencer; sister-in-law, Carole Gilby; brother-in-law, Phillip Taggart; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, May 7, Pastor Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment was held in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEEPWASH, John Nelson "Jack"  72, Truro, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Windsor Elms, Windsor. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late John and Verlie (Leadbetter) Sheepwash. Jack is survived by his children, Leo (Lisa) Sheepwash, Bass River; Christena Smith, Truro; Tony Sheepwash, John MacKenzie, both of Toronto; grandchildren, Michael Sheepwash, Samantha Sheepwash, Tyler Sheepwash, Victoria Sheepwash, Matthew Smith, Benjamin Smith, Rachel Smith, Destiny Dodge; great grandson, Jaxson; sister, Virginia (Kevin) Kelly, Springhill; best friends, Russell McNally and Winston Williams; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Helen Rushton (Dosithé Gould), Doris (Lewis) Reeleder; brother, Leo (Marjorie) Sheepwash. Private interment at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

O’RILEY, Donald Wilfred - 81, Lower Onslow, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Mattawa, Ontario, he was a son of the late Brant and Sybil (Kenney) O’Riley. Loving husband of 58 years to Violet (nee MacIsaac) O’Riley; devoted father to son James, Medicine Hatt, Alberta; daughter, Sandra Walker, White Court, Alberta; grandchildren, Shiloh, Kathaleananna; great-grandchildren, Trayce, Shaelyne, Payton, Kayze, Jayda; brothers David (Margaret) of Halifax; sister Wendy O’Riley of Dutton, Ontario. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Robert, John, Stuart, Brian; sisters, Eleanor, Audrey. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A family funeral service will take place at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CANNING, Jeffrey Lewis -  55, of Lake Charlotte, Eastern Shore, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at home in the arms of his loving wife Kathleen (Kathy Cross-Bridgewater). He was born on April 15, 1962 to the late Aubra and Geraldine (Melanson) Canning. Jeff grew up in the small town of Parrsboro, a place where his presence left an everlasting impression upon all ages. As a teenager and young adult, he directed his interests and enthusiasm to his school and community; serving as a member of the Student Police, Katimavik, Curling Club, Golf Club, Fire Department, Auxiliary RCMP and Coach of Perry’s Esso Ball Team. Jeff’s sense of humor and love for entertaining, earned him many gigs at the Parrsboro Band Hall, where he was well known for imitating Foster Brooks and Red Skelton. In 1994, fulltime employment with Canada Post as Post Master, took him to Tangier on the Eastern Shore. On July 6, 1996 he married Kathleen. Later in years, he switched employment to the Halifax Regional School Board as a dependable custodian and substitute caretaker. Jeff proudly served over 100 schools within the board and enjoyed meeting the many students and staff members. Accomplishing much throughout his life, Jeff was most proud of being "Dad" to his remarkable son Adam, 14. Along with his wife Kathleen, Jeffrey is survived by his son, Adam Lewis Canning; sister, Debby (Bob) Woods, Montgomery, Texas; nephew, Josh Woods, Midland, Texas and niece, Tessa Woods, Birmingham, Alabama; Special cousin Shelley Dow (Rob Grant), Parrsboro. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Raynold and Gladys (O’Rourke) Melanson and paternal grandparents Lewis and Vivian (Boyd) Canning. Friends and family were invited to celebrate Jeff’s life and honour his legacy, by sharing memories and expressing condolences at D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour May 11th with a Celebration of Life Mass at Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro May 13, 2017; Father Phil Thibodeau officiating. The family requested in lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to an Education Fund for his son, Adam by donating at either D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home or Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. www.smithsfuneralhome.com  

McMANUS, Audrey Rebecca – 79, Upper Onslow, passed away peacefully in the evening hours of Saturday, May 6, 2017 at home. Born in Sunnybrae, Pictou Co., she was the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Bray) Jackson. She leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Pat; children, Eva (Michael) Fortune, Brookfield, Twila (André) Guay, Rougemont, QC., Ruth Murphy, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Joey (Roxanne) McManus, Truro, Effie (James) Linkletter, Hilden, Beth (Garth) Lunn, Debert; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Audrey was predeceased by daughter, Bertha. A special thank you to all who helped in any way to honour Audrey’s wishes to remain at home. In particular we would like to thank the VON Palliative Care team, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society as well as granddaughter, Rachel. In keeping with her wishes, Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life was held May 13 followed by Words of Remembrance in Truro Horseman’s Club, 288 Main St., Bible Hill. Donations celebrating Audrey’s memory may be made to Palliative Care (C/O CEHHA, 625 Abenaki Rd., Truro, N.S. B2N-0G6) Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LUNN, Dayne Michael – 37, Upper Onslow, passed away in his sleep at home on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Truro, he was a son of Linda (McWhirter) Lunn, Upper Onslow, and the late Willis Lunn. Along with his mother, Dayne is survived by his brother, Kelly Lunn (Dana Holmes), Bedford; nieces, Madison Lunn, Baxter’s Harbour; Eden Lunn, Bridgewater; uncles, Dale Lunn (Paulette), Advocate Harbour; Duncan Lunn (Lorraine), Advocate Harbour; Fred Smith (Sally), Kentville; Gerald Smith (Genevieve), Dartmouth; many cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, May 11, 2017, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiated. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacKINNON, Marlene Louise (Higgins)  71, Belmont, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at home. Born in Crowes Mills, she was a daughter of the late Albert Esson and Grace Mae (Barnhill) Higgins. Marlene is survived by her husband, Donald MacKinnon; brother-in-law, Bill (Val) MacKinnon; sister-in-law, Jill Higgins; nieces and nephews, Wade (Rona), Bobby (Cara), Garth, Krista (Greg), Stephen, Tonda (Wade), Kenda (Brad), Lisa (Kevin), Jeff (Theresa); numerous great nieces and great nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Rona, Ruth; brother, Grant. Graveside interment service was held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPRAGUE, Wayne Ernest – 75, Great Village, passed away suddenly, May 7, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was the son of the late Ernest and Marquerite (Hawkins) Sprague. Born in Kitchener, ON Wayne spent many years travelling from Ontario to visit his children and grandchildren who were the pride of his life. Later he moved to Nova Scotia and enjoyed his time playing Bingo and being with his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by daughters, Lisa (Laurie) George, Great Village; Vickie (Kelly) MacNutt, Memramcook, NB; son, Grant (Annette), Mt. Uniacke; grandchildren, Chellcea (Blake Wells), Serena, Brandon (Taylor), Jacob, Mike, Damien, Joey, Connor, Cal, Wilson, Aliya, Harrison, Myra, Nolan; great grandson, Everett; sisters, Nancy (Zen) Ostrowski; Bonnie (Wally Stewart) Sprague; Bev (John) Robinson; brother, Dennis (Nancy); several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Patricia Hiedeman and brother, Brian. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the NS Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

THOMPSON, William R. "Bill" – We, the family of William "Bill" Thompson are broken hearted to announce his passing on Monday, May 8, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Bill was born in 1946 to the late Ralph and Margaret (Palmer) Thompson of West Brook. Bill worked in the telephone offices of MTT in Halifax, in building supplies for Deane Allen and as a lumber inspector with the Maritime Lumber Bureau. In 1979, Bill purchased his Uncle Percy’s blueberry farm which he operated until 2008. During this time he brought the fields and the old farm house back to life for all to love and enjoy. He was an expert at fixing what was broken and creating beauty in wood lamps and refinishing furniture. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Willo of 47 years; daughters, Melanie Thomas (Michael); Stacy Thompson (David); a son, Luke (Meagan). He is the proud "Poppa" of Joseph, Willo, Maggie, Bailey, Skylar, Brooklyn, Owen, Summer, Noah, Neveah and Liam. Bill also leaves his brothers, Jim (Claudia), Boyd (Cathy); Willo’s mother, Barbara Hudlin (Al); siblings, Julia, Ira (Bernice), Angela, Annemarie, Arthur (Bertha), Susan (Greg), Tina (Neil); numerous nieces and nephews, and greats. Also, close friends, Keith and Wendy Siddall. Our thanks to Dr. Short, Carla, the VON and to all those who helped with Bill’s care. Funeral service was held May 11, 2017 at the Southampton United Church, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the West Brook Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

BENNETT, Virginia G. (Roche) – Age 80 of South Farmington. On Monday, May 8, 2017 the dark clouds parted revealing the clear blue morning sky allowing Mom to soar on the wings of the angels to heaven. Born in Greenfield in 1936, Mom was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Brown) Morine. In her early years Mom stayed home raising her children and taking pride in her cooking, while maintained a clean house. During her time while living in Advocate Harbour, she worked at the Chignecto Manor. She enjoyed knitting, fancy needlework and crocheting. Left to mourn are her daughters, Marie (Paul) Rawding, Christine (Curtis) Foster; her sons, Raymond (Darlene) Roche, Paul Roche and his wife Fern Robar; 7 grandchildren, Everett, Lisa, Melissa, Jessica, Jennifer, David, Amanda; 8 great grandchildren, Emma, Jacob, Megan, Owen, Delilah, April, Nova, Chase; brothers, William, Eric, Perry; sisters, Shirley, Margaret, Jean, Betty and Frances; an Uncle, Chet Brown; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Shayna Rawding. She was predeceased by a sister Elaine; a brother, Ernie. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Lakeville Cemetery, Billtown. Memorial donations in Virginia’s memory may be made to the Annapolis Community Health Centre Palliative Care in Annapolis Royal or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HAYMAN, Florence Allie - Age 86, North River, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 at The Mira, Truro. Born in Onslow Mountain, June 5, 1930. She was the daughter of the late George Lambert & Grace (Blenkensopp )Lambert. She is survived by sons, Allan (partner Judy Jones), Murray, daughter Joy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Arthur, son Wayne, brothers Frank, Roy, and Godfrey, and sister Grace. She taught school for many years and then substituted after that. She was a member of the North River United Church and enjoyed reading her poems with the music group. Florence loved her dog Lassie. A Memorial service was held May 11 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. John Parsons officiated. Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Denmark. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Hills Cemetery, Denmark or The North River United Church. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at East Cumberland Lodge and The Mira for mom’s care throughout the last few years. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com.       

LeBLANC, Mildred E. "Millie" – Age 83, of Lower Five Islands passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by family. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Evelyn H. (Eagles) Phinney. She is survived by her husband, Adrien; daughters, Laureen Hutt (Larry), St. Margaret's Bay; Yvette Yorke (Doug), Five Islands; Yvonne Creelman (Craig), Bass River; a son, Andy LeBlanc (Kelly), Five Islands; sister, Inez Weir (Ellis), Truro; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Paul in 2012; a son in infancy; sisters, Vera Yorke, Doris Yorke, Audrey MacKenzie; brothers, Clinton Phinney and Eldon Phinney. Funeral service washeld May 15, 2017, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison and Pastor Doug Lake officiated. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacCALLUM, Susan Darlene, 63 of Onslow Mountain passed away May 11, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Elsie (Oickle) MacKay.  Susan is survived by her husband, Bruce; daughter, Angela (Shawn) MacDonald, Sydney Mines; sons, Joedy (Carole) and Justin (Rebekah), both of Truro; sisters, Gayle (Arthur) Hoogervorst, NB, Judy (Glenn) Clyne, ON, Dauna (Wayne) Perrin, Hilden; grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Jayde, Autumn, Milo; aunt, Lena Kaulback, Truro; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister, Dianne MacFarlane.  Visitation was held May 15 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro.  A private family interment was held May 16 in Belmont Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.   On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

NELSON, Reta Blanche (McLellan)  84, Central Onslow, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lower Onslow, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Marion (Peters) McLellan. Reta is survived by her husband of 62 years, Brenton; son, Rod (Julie); daughters, Kathy, Joanne (Clayton) Gamble, Barbara (Rob) Sullivan; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Jeffery; brother, Robert "Bob" McLellan. Reta’s family received friends on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Trinity United Church, Upper Onslow. Interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLPITTS, Mary P. – Age 89, of Diligent River passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at home. Born in Newton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Canning) Pearson. Mary was a graduate of Normal College in Truro and throughout her career, taught in numerous schools retiring in Parrsboro in 1987. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Burton, Diligent River; grandsons, Michael Burton (Stephanie McCulley), Halifax; Justin Colpitts, British Columbia; special friend, Robert Dowe, Diligent River. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald in 2014; a daughter, Linda; a son, Mark. At Mary’s request, there will be no funeral service held. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Beulah I. "Nellie" – Age 91, of Five Islands passed away Saturday, May 14, 2017 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Edna (Alkern) McBurnie. She is survived by daughters, Lois Gouchie (Michael), Five Islands; Lisa Brown (James), Porter's Lake; sons, Trueman McBurnie (Myrna), Robert "Robbie" (Angie), all of Five Islands; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sisters, Evelyn, Helen; brothers, Cecil, Bernard, Everett, Chester. Funeral service was held May 17, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial in the Peniel United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PETTIGREW, Joan Demille- 82, of Halfway River, Cumberland county passed away Thursday May 18, 2017 at Cumberland Regional Health Center, Amherst. Born in Springhill she was the daughter of the late Frank Walsh and Martha ( Hunter ). She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Pettigrew ( Charles Simmonds ), Southampton; two sons, Hughie Pettigrew ( Rosalie Ripley), Lakelands; Robert Pettigrew, Halfway River; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Darreld in 1973; a brother Hughie in infancy. Funeral service was held May 21, 2017 at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Halfway River Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK, Halifax or Cumberland Regional Helath Care Center, Amherst. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPICER Jean B- 95 of Parrsboro passed away Friday May 19, at South Cumberland Care Center. Parrsboro. Born in Lunenburg she was the daughter of the late Esson Levy and Arlette (Langille).  She worked as a chief at The Infectious Diseases Hospital in Halifax, as well at Willow nursing home for a number of years. She was also a Lioness and an avid knitter. She is survived several nieces and nephews she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Spicer in 1993; sisters, Grace Levy and Annie Dares; five brothers, Harvey, Burton, Warren, Ray, Gordon. Funeral Service was held at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro on May 22 with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


May 2017

GRAHAM, Ralph Douglas  79, Upper Stewiacke, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, March 20, 2017, at Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born in Upper Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Faulkner) Graham. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Phyllis Beatrice (McNutt), Brookfield, formerly of Upper Stewiacke; daughters, Karen Graham, Nancy Graham, Truro; Shelley Graham, Brookfield; Angela Graham (Simon Wood), Debert; grandchildren, Rebecca Wood, Lauren Wood, Jarret Retfalvi; sister, Betty Rogers, Upper Stewiacke; brothers, John "Jack" (Peggy) Graham, Calgary, Alberta; Raymond (Lois) Graham, Kamloops, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Catherine in infancy; brother-in-law, Bernard Rogers. Special thanks are extended to all the staff at Maritime Oddfellows Home for their compassionate care and support. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, March 25, 2017. Spring interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LITTLE, Bernard William - Truro, peacefully and surrounded by his family, passed away at the age of 81 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Bernie was born in Halifax to William Patrick and Ellen Theresa (Poteri) Little. His sister Barbara Marie predeceased him in childhood. Bernie was a devoted and caring husband to Dolores Mary (Eisan) Little for almost 59 years and a loving father to Susan (Edward Javinsky), Kevin (Cheryl Ellis), and Michael (Gia Klironomos). We were so blessed to have him as our dad. He adored his grandchildren Matthew Little, Tori-Rose Javinsky, Benjamin Javinsky, Nicholas Little, Alexander Little, and Lillian Little. He was delighted to be a foster grandfather to Renae Watters, and to be a great-grandfather to Julia Irene Cloney. He and Dolores ran the B&D Little convenience store in Debert for many years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The date and time of the funeral service will be announced at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEBB, Jeanetta Emeline (VanBuskirk) - 89, Truro, surrounded by her family, went to be with the Lord (who she loved and served) on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Mom was born in Pugwash Junction and was a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Bears) VanBuskirk. Mom is survived by sons, Jim (Rita), Bible Hill; Larry (Barb), Onslow Mountain; Rev. Carman (Linda), Upper Cape, NB; daughters, Kathy Blakely (Rev. David), Ottawa, ON; Lynn Parsons (Kevin), Bible Hill; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby McLean, Truro. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Garnet Dawson Webb in 2014; brothers, Harris, Tom, Rod, Jamie VanBuskirk. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, March 30, 2017, Reverend Scott Penner officiated. Spring interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOYD, Daniel Aubrey "Danny" - 59, of Truro, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Sylvia (Colpitts) Boyd, Glenholme, and the late Wayne Boyd. Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Darlene (Kent) Boyd; daughter, Katie Boyd (Matt Upham), North River; sons, John (Alycia) Boyd, Riversdale, Chris (Lisa) Boyd, Onslow Mountain; sisters, Lisa, Melanie, Carrie; brothers, David, Steven, Stacey, Nicky; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Danny’s life was held Sunday, April 2, 2017. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LAKE, Anthony E. ‘Tony’ – Age 78, of Parrsboro and formerly of Fox River passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Herbert and Laura (Dowe) Lake. He is survived by his wife, the former Helena Cormier; a daughter, Laura Jury (Doug), Moncton; a son, Thomas (Susan Proctor), Amherst; grandchildren, Calvin Tower (Rachel), Ohio; Katrina Gilroy (Bruce), Amherst; a great-granddaughter, Nicole; sisters, Madeline Varner, Annabelle Hamilton, Valerie Smith (Frank), all of Diligent River; Dorothy Ross (Maxwell), Fraserville; Betty Anne DeWitt (Allen), Parrsboro; brothers, Philip (Ruby), Springhill; Alan (Donna), New Canaan; sister-in-law, Cindy Lake, Port Greville; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lois in infancy; a brother, Walter. Funeral service was held March 29, 2017 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the L.A. Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SABEAN, Wendall Malcolm - Age 72, of Five Islands, Colchester County, passed away on March 29, 2017 at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Weymouth, Digby County on December 20, 1944, he was a son of Donald Murray and Marion Louise (Cosman) Sabean. He grew up in South Range, attending schools at South Range, North Range and graduating from Digby Regional High School in 1962. He worked for Maritime Tel. and Tel. Co. Ltd. for over 31 years, retiring as Regional Manager Residence Services in New Glasgow in 1994. He spent his retirement years in Five Islands. He enjoyed camping, Bluegrass Festivals, snowmobiling, golf and, especially, his winters in Zephyrhills, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Langille); sons, Donald (Ellen), Douglas (Sandra), both of Dartmouth; daughter, Tracy (Craig Wright) of Lake Echo; granddaughters, Katie (Adrian), Jessica, Meagan, Ainslie, Emily; twin grandsons, Sean and Adam; brothers, Chester (Ellen), Dale (Louise), Glen (Florence); sister, Pam; sisters-in-law, Jean, Audrey, Sharon, Donna; brothers-in-law, Jack, Les, Ross; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; step-father Maurice Sabine; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Virginia Langille; brother-in-law, Harvey. There will be no visitation. A memorial service was held April 2, 2017 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Private family burial to be held in Five Islands. A special thank you to Dr. Karen Ewing and the physicians and nursing staff of the sixth floor, Centennial building of the QE II Health Sciences Centre. Donations may be made to the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LUPPICINI, Peggy Lee M. – Age 76, of Dieppe passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital in Moncton. Born in Apple River, she was a daughter of the late Laurence and Edith (Crossman) Boyde. She is survived by a daughter, Audra Pitre (Daniel), Fredericton; sons, Rocci (Ginger), Ottawa; Joel (Michelle), Montreal; sisters, Ruth Ann McCully (Gary), Port Greville; Mary Lou Spicer, Port Greville; brothers, Sidney (Pam), Port Greville; Phillip (Lynn), Saint John; 7 grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Wayne Luppicini; a nephew, Laurence. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro on April 8, 2017, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Fraserville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHASE, Phyllis Elisman - 84, Truro, and formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Ingersoll, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Rose (Minard) Johnson. Phyllis formerly belonged to Great Village Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. For many years Phyllis along with her late husband Harry, owned and operated Suckling & Chase Florist Limited Truro. She is survived by daughter, Deanna Brush, Halifax; sons, Edwin Brush, Springhaven; Darren Brush, Truro; Patrick (Uta) Brush, Berwick; step-daughter, Janice Pearson, Truro; step-son, Sandy Chase (Gwen), Miramichi, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Eric, Keith, Zackery, Caelyne, Francis, Hannah, Seamus, Lucas, Shawn, Kristen, Lee; great-granddaughter, Sophia. She was predeceased by her first husband, Hubert Henry Brush; second husband, Harry Alfred Chase; sisters, Pauline, Marie, Margaret; brothers, Ralph, Pat. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, April 8, 2017, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Spring interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DYAS, Joyce M. – Age 91, of Truro and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Jean (MacLaren) MacGillivary. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Pollotta, Rochester, N.Y.; Susan Dyas (David Doane), Keswick, Ont.; a son, Kenneth (Dawn Wall), Truro; five grandchildren, John Pollotta, Marc Pollotta, Tammy Holwell, Keri Ziegler, Trent Dyas; 15 great grandchildren; a great-great grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; a daughter, Nancy; a son, John. Funeral service was held Friday, April 7, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COLPITTS, Marie E. – Age 84, of Diligent River passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Alexander "Papa" and Mae (Porter) Salter. She is survived by daughters, Jill Rafuse (Norman), Parrsboro; Janice Colpitts, Diligent River; sons, Brad (Debbie), Peterborough, Ont.; Dwight (Sherry), Ward’s Brook; Jeff (Wilma), Fox River; Gordon (Lynn), Truro; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Gloria Himmelman, Thelma Venus (Bob), Flora Whebby (Jack), all of Dartmouth; a brother, Curtis, Ottawa; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1992; sisters, Dorothy and Augusta;  brothers, Robert, Gordon, Raymond, Ralph. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the Diligent River Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Erma Florence - 94, of Lower Truro Road, Truro, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord, Friday, April 7, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Pugwash, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Florence (Black) Murray. She is survived by daughters, Martena (Wendell) Hendsbee, Truro; Gwen Rushton, Truro; son, Brian (Kathryn), North Vancouver; brother, Douglas (Mary Lou) Murray, Kingston; grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Dail, Craig (Allison Bannard), Gerred, Adam; great-grandchildren, Peter, Jasper, Ruby and Ivy Dail; Sophia Rushton; several nieces and nephews; step Mother Mary Jenkins, Sisters in Law Myrna Murray, Patricia Croucher. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years Carl, sisters Gladys, Hazel; brothers Vaughn, Angus. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Erma’s family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and funeral service 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiating, assisted by Pastor Steve Adams and Pastor Doug Campbell. Reception will follow. Interment in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROBINSON-LEVERING, Shirley Anne Kathleen 49, Truro Heights, died suddenly, April 9, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Robinson. Shirley leaves behind her loving husband, John; sons, Durell, Shawn, Noah; brothers, Michael Robinson (Tammy), Truro, Alton Robinson (Judy), Amherst, Charles Robinson, New Glasgow, sister, Peggy Robinson, Truro; several brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by daughter, Tamara Leigh Robinson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where the Memorial Service was held April 15, Pastor Brian O. Johnston officiated. Interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children’s Wish Foundation, online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

EAGLES, Morris Dwight - 66, Great Village, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Walter and Eva (Rushton) Eagles. Known to most as Moke, he loved music, his guitars and his family. He is survived by sisters, Rose Richards and Donna Joseph; children, Calvin, Timmy, Danny, Natasha, Coressa; step-children, Weldon, Shelly, Marlene, Sherry; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his biological parents, Stewart and Thelma (Rushton) Eagles; brothers, Timmy, Myles; sister, Elda. A Celebration of Life for Morris will take place at a later date in Londonderry Community Hall, Londonderry. Interment at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ADAMS, Anthony Mark - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Anthony Mark Adams, 48 of Debert in the morning hours of Monday, April 10, 2017. Anthony was born in Truro on March 15, 1969. He had a passion for hunting as well as fishing. Anthony worked for many years as an industrial roofer being a member of Union Local 409. We wish to thank family, friends and the community for all of their help, love, prayers and support during Anthony’s battle with cancer. He is survived by his mother, Anna; daughter, Darian MacBurnie (Cody Nelson); son, Cody MacBurnie (Brandy Pratt); grandchildren, Brody, Chloe and Cruze; sister, Shawna Adams; brother and best friend,  Scott Adams; niece, Brittany Higgins; great nephew, William as well as extended family, Bruce Higgins and Troy Dixon; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Anthony was predeceased by his father, Harvey Gerald Adams. In keeping with his wishes, Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. If so desired, donations in Anthony’s memory may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Words of comfort and condolence may be sent to Anthony’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAVANAGH, F. Lloyd – 93, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late George and Alice (O’Brien) Cavanagh. Lloyd and his late wife, Jean, owned and operated a successful family business, Cavanagh’s Food Market, for many years. Lloyd is survived by his children, Alice Gibbons (Ken), Ben Cavanagh, Connie Brooks (Brett), Shawn Cavanagh; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean (McCray); sisters, Evelyn (Murray) Shaw, Georgie (Larry) Hatfield, Patricia (Lauder) Perrin. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Private family interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LINKLETTER, Donald Alan – 64, Truro/Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away April 15, 2017 in QEII Halifax Infirmary. Don was involved and worked his entire life in the trucking industry. He worked with Commercial Safety Surveys as a driving instructor as well as with Midland Transport for 18 accident free years. Don also worked with MacKay’s Volvo in sales and most recently, as manager of East Coast International-Truro. He will be missed by all who knew him. Don leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Anita; sons, Ron and Chris (Irene); grandson, Jonas, step grandsons, Nic and Tom (Kennedy) Elliott, step great grandson, Bill Elliott; brothers, Maurice (Nancy), Arthur (Nancy); sister, Jennifer (Charles) Brunet; sisters in law, Dianne (Donnie) Arenburg, Teresa Bowser, Joanne Cook; nine nieces and nephews; several second cousins as well as several cousins in Holland. He was predeceased by parents, Maurice and Johanna (Bourgonje) Linkletter. The family welcome friends to a Graveside Service which will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 2pm in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. A Reception and Time of Remembrance will follow at the family home, 246 Middle Road, Debert. If so desired, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation (168 Arthur Street, Truro, NS B2N 1Y4). Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HENWOOD, Beverly A. – Age 72, of Hamilton, Ont. and formerly of Parrsboro passed away peacefully with her daughters and grandchildren by her side on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Regina Gardens in Hamilton.  Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was the only child of the late Albert and Eileen (George) Fitzsimmons. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughters, Janice Henwood (Keith Mulvihill), St. Thomas, Ont.; Carol Henwood-Allen, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Cole, Janai, Erykah, Olivia, Kian. Known affectionately by family as "Bo", she moved from Parrsboro to Hamilton in 1982, and never stopped thinking of herself as a "down-homer." She had a passion and flair for creating a home, and this led to her becoming a skilled handywoman. She could wield a hammer and drill as well as any accomplished carpenter, and over the years she acquired a toolbox that any carpenter would envy. Her greatest love and joy was her family, including her beloved George family. She was a caregiver at heart, and she dedicated herself to being "Mom" to her two daughters. In her later years, she loved being "Nana". She adored her grandchildren and they grew to look forward to the spontaneous and creative adventures she shared with them over the years. Funeral services will be held in Parrsboro at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to any Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Debra Ann "Debbie" – 65, Truro passed away unexpectedly, April 19, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Florence (Welch) Elliott. Debbie worked as a CCA for many years in various health locations, including the VON, Cedarstone, The Mira, and Debert Court. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and extended even to her pets and all animals in general. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Terrence; daughter, Stephanie (John) McIntosh, Bass River; sons, Patrick, Bass River, Timmy (Michelle),  Kelly (Jennifer), both of Debert; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Colchester S.P.C.A. or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HATFIELD, Cynthia W. – Age 86, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Fox River, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Annie (Glennie) Lake. She is survived by daughters, Diana Perry, Port Greville; Jacqueline LeBlanc (Blain), Amherst; Susan Hatfield (Myles), Amherst; Isobel Allen (Peter), Fox River; Shelley Lake (John), Gore; a son, Edward, Fox River; a brother, Harold Lake, Sussex, N.B.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 2001; sisters, Jessie, Jeanette; a brother, Jim. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


April 2017

ROBICHEAU, Reginald Joseph "Reggie" - 72, Truro, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at home. Born in Plympton, he was a son of the late Payson and Lena (Deveau) Robicheau. He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Robicheau. Reg is survived by his only daughter, AnneMarie Robicheau, (Brookes VanTassell), Brookfield; son-in-law, Chum Mingo, Truro; his grandsons, Gavin and Cohen Mingo; step-grandsons, Rigby and Broden VanTassell; sister-in-law, Debbie Amero; nephew, Russell Robicheau. Reg was an electrician for 49 years, and a member of IBEW Local 625. Funeral service was held Friday, February 17, 2017, at Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Linkletter, George A. "Geordie" – Age 90, of Lower Five Islands passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late Norman and Thelma (Davis) Linkletter. Geordie was a member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge #63, Great Village serving in numerous capacities. He enjoyed music, especially the open mics and jams throughout the area. He is survived by a daughter, Judy Laing, Lower Five Islands; daughter in law, Rosemarie (Linkletter) Black, Markdale, Ont.; grandchildren, Allan Linkletter (Louise), London, Ont.; Lori-Ann St.-Jean (Larry), Powassan, Ont.; Joy Appleyard, Grand Valley, Ont.; Theresa Laing, Lower Five Islands; great grandchildren, Stephen, Natasha, Devon, Cole; several nieces and nephew. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hazel Fletcher in 2013; a son, Keith; sisters, Mona, Norma; brothers, Harry, Elson. A memorial service will be held in the Peniel United Church, Five Islands at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or to Peniel United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WOOD, Betty Lois – 86, Truro passed away March 1, 2017 at the QEII Health Centre, Halifax. Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Whaley) Black. She grew up in England and moved to Canada in 1967 with her husband and four children. She worked for twenty years at Crossley Carpets before retiring. She had a wonderful passion for gardening, shopping and all her children. She is survived by children, Kim (Richard) Bottomley, Ingramport, Janine (Jack) Bates, Bible Hill, Simon (Angela), Debert; grandchildren, Daniel and Josh Bottomley, Mitchell, Ryan and Daniel Bates, Rebecca and Lauren Wood; great grandchild, Adaya Bates. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; son, Michael; sister, Norma Land. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. A celebration of her life will be held at The Camp at a later date, which will include Henkell. Special thanks to the staff at Wynn Park for their love and care during her stay there. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HILL, Hazel Lillian – 96, Great Village, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in South Maitland, she was a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Baxter) Robinson. She is survived by her sons, Carleton MacLean (Thelma), Sheet Harbour; Robert Hill (Betty), Great Village; Ferguson Hill (Ter), Scottsdale, Arizona; daughter, Martha Hill, Winnipeg, MB; her treasured grandchildren and great grand-children; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel MacLean; her second husband, Erle Merton Hill; grandchildren, Lisa Ann, Andrew; brothers, Wesley, Vincent, Marvin; sisters, Jean, Mary. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LOCKYER, Susan N. - Age 51, of Five Islands passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 surrounded by loving family at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Scarborough, Ont., she was the daughter of Donald Wells, Springdale, Nfld. and Patricia (Draper) Wells, Cobourg, Ont. Susan was an avid crafter, creating many beautiful projects for all of her family. You could often find her roaming her favourite beaches in search of beautiful treasures to add to her collection. She is survived by her caring husband, Enos; daughters, Alison Lockyer (Jordan Willner), Truro; Amy MacArthur (Brock), Cobourg, Ont.; a son, Joshua, Five Islands; and her seven wonderful grandchildren, Violet Willner; Caie-Sun, Sloan, Hawkins, Avery and Amara MacArthur; Lily Lockyer. Funeral service was held March 10, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PARKER, David Thomas Rockley Q.C. - 70, Truro. A devoted husband, loving son, guiding father, jokester grandpapa, loyal brother, supportive uncle, honest friend and colleague, and a bit of a "codfish", Dave passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017, with family by his side, loving and holding him. "Big D" was born in Morrisburg, Ontario, and grew up in St. Lambert, Quebec. He later moved his family to Truro where he balanced a career of practicing law in his family home, teaching law at CEC and adjudicating at the Nova Scotia Small Claims Court. Dave is survived by his wife and best friend, Ronda Louise Parker (Lake); children, Laura, David "DS" (Jacqueline), Victoria; grandsons, Jacob, William, Thomas; father, Thomas Parker; sisters, Donna and Megan (Gerry); mother-in-law, Robin Lake; sisters-in-law, Leslie Searle (Duncan) and Sarah Jane Conklin (Tor), many nephews and niece; the Hutton family and so many friends and colleagues. Dave was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Parker and father-in-law, Harold Lake. A gathering of love and support for all friends and family was on Saturday, March 11, 2017. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date at the river. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRACE, William "Bill" – age 81, Lower Truro, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Branch LaHave, Lunenburg Co., he was the son of the late Charles "Keith" and Jennie (Crouse) Grace. Bill was well known for owning and operating a service station in Bible Hill for many years and later for the Car Sales Industry in Truro. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Karen (Bezanson) Grace; daughter, Tami, Truro; sons, Dale Grace Sr. (Donna), Truro, Bill Grace Jr., Miramichi, N.B.; grandchildren; Matthew, Kayle, Riley, Dale Robert, Daniel, Holly, Gabrielle, Mikayla, Malachi and Micah; sister, Virginia Semone, Bridgewater; brother, Granville Grace, Bridgewater. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by son, Gregory Gordon Grace (July 2016); brothers, Lawrence, Robert, Donald and Dalton. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service was held March 11 in Elderbank Cemetery, Elderbank, Rev. Steve McEvoy, officiated. Donations celebrating Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6) Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Words of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPICER, John W. – Age 63, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Port Greville. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Archie and Ruby (Morris) Spicer. He was employed as a forestry worker for C.E. Harrison & Sons for many years. He is survived by a sister, Mona McCully (Donnie), Port Greville; a niece, Jennifer Baisly (Dan), Spencer’s Island; great nieces, Clarissa, Ava, Mya; great nephew, Nicholas; great-great niece, Everly. He was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice; a nephew, Archie McCully. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the LA Animal Shelter. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DEMERS, Joyce Letitia – 89, Truro passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre,  with her daughter, Gloria by her side. Born in Debert, she was a daughter of the late Lester Bamford and Letitia (Barley) Totten. Joyce lived and worked most of her life in Truro. She retired after working many years with Sears. She loved to be around people and always made you feel welcome when you visited her. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by daughter, Gloria, who has been her caregiver over the past 5 years. She is also survived by brothers, Lionel, Royce, Ted, all of Debert, Bernie, Masstown; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Leta, Ella and Grace; brothers, Reginald, Erwin, Ronald, Stanley, Lee and a brother in infancy. A special thank you to the VON, staff and Doctors in the Palliative Care Unit at CEHHC and also Dr. Tanya Munroe. Funeral service was held March 13 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Betty Johnson officiating. Family flowers only. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HUGHES, Myrtle M. – Age 94, of New Glasgow passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Fox River, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Alice (Crossman) Hughes. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Wayne) MacLean, Irish Mountain; chosen grandchildren, Sandra (Mike) Eis; Steven (Colleen) Linthorne; 4 chosen great grandchildren; special friend, Beth MacDonald; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo; a daughter, Deborah; sons, Roy, Donald; sisters, Lena, Marjorie, Milda, Elizabeth, Marguerite; brothers, Harland, Otto, Charlie, Clayton, George in infancy. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date in the Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to Riverbank Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TRENAMAN, Michael "Bruce", 73, Carroll’s Corner, passed away March 10, 2017 in the Mira Long Term Care, Truro. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To view full obituary, donations and on-line condolences, visit: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WILSON, Phyllis Evelyn - 89, Debert, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Hilden, she was a daughter of the late Regis and Lillian (Eagles) Lorette. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Harry Judson Wilson; daughters, Linda (Eric) Chapman, Debert; Faye Delbridge (Jim Empey), Edmonton, Alberta; Judy Wilson-Shee, New Maryland, New Brunswick, Cathy Poole (David Stiles), Debert; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Maryann Lorette, Greenfield; brother-in-law, James Wilson, Truro. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Ross; sisters, Mary Kennedy, Hazel Salter, Florence Weise; brothers, Blair Lorette, Alvin Lorette; sons-in-law, Clayton Delbridge, Patrick Shee. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, March 18, 2017, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Spring interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GREENFIELD, Geraldine Muriel "Gerrie" 71, Central Onslow, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home. Gerrie will be fondly remembered by her loving partner, Barbara "Barbie" Shearer, and her daughter, Melissa Harris (Mike), and Melissa’s children, MacKenzie "Princess", and Michael, of Alberta, and furbaby Sugar. Born on April 4, 1945 in Toronto, ON, she was the second born child of the late Muriel Ann (Adamchuk) and the late James Graham Greenfield. Her beautiful life will always be cherished in the lives of her family, her brothers, Jim Greenfield, of Trenton, ON, Michael Greenfield, of Oshawa, ON, her nieces and nephew, Tammy, Laurie, Patty, Kristina, and Travis, all of ON; her in-laws, "mom" Eileen and Jim Johnson, Truro, NS; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Dale Shearer, Truro, NS; her Aunt Frances Shapiro, and Aunt Marg Adamchuk; and her first cousins, Michelle (Mike), Joel (Maria), Tanya (John), Harry (Brenda), and Jo-Ann (Shane). Gerrie was predeceased by her sister, Janet Moore (Greenfield), Toronto, ON. At Gerrie’s request, the family will be having a private family service and burial at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GIDDENS, Robert "Keith" – 93, Truro, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 13, 2017 at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial, Halifax. Born in Londonderry Station, he was the son of the late Daniel "Steele" and Pearl (Johnson) Giddens. Raised on the family farm in Londonderry Station he left to join the army during World War II. He served as a signalman overseas and was later wounded in France. He returned home and worked as a sorter on the mail train and then in the Truro Post Office for 32 years as a mail clerk. He was an avid gardener with his vegetable garden being regularly raided by his kids and was especially proud of his "glads" and blueberry bushes. He also enjoyed pool, reading and crossword puzzles, and horses. He was a great fan of the Leafs and Jays. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, Truro and a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Truro. Keith is survived by his children, Karen (John) O’Toole, Sambro, David, Tatamagouche, Bob, Calgary, Alta., Heather MacNutt, Beaverbrook, Darlene (Clayton) McLeay, Central North River, Cindy (Kirk), West Gore, Gary (Christa), Lower Truro; sister, Faye McCallum, Truro; grandchildren, Bruce, Lisa, Shannon, Trevor, Andrew, Erica, Ashley, Taylor, Nicole, Kayla; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Hunter, Daniel; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Merle; a son in infancy, George Allen; granddaughter, Lindsay; sisters, Eva, Blanche, Una; brothers, Russell and Merle. Special thanks to the staff on 6 West at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial for their exceptional care of their "Giddy" and also to his buddy, Con; thanks to Dr. Harold Berghuis, Truro for all the care provided over the past years. Cremation has taken place. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service, Branch 26 was held Friday, March 17 followed by a memorial service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Paul Worden officiating. Spring interment at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Garden or a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com.

COULSTRING, Douglas "Doug" Leo – 65, Truro, passed away peacefully March 16, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Waverley, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Marie (Cruickshank) Coulstring. Doug was an avid musician for over 30 years in Alberta and beyond. Family was an important part of his life. Doug was selfless and had a great sense of humour. Doug is survived by his wife, Gail Rushton; daughter, April George (Kevin); sons, Nathan Niles, Richard Rushton; grandchildren, Brookelyn Niles, Jack Niles, Kate Niles, Justin Rushton, Tanisha Rushton, Dylan Rushton; great grandchildren, Summer-Lynn Rushton, Paisley Alexis Rushton; sisters, Carol Bernier (Walter), Marie Coulstring (Carl Waterfield); brothers, Reginald Coulstring (Linda), Robert Coulstring (Nadine), Lee Coulstring, Keith Coulstring (Alma), Maurice Coulstring (Karen); many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by siblings, Donna Coulstring, Norma Leighton, Kenneth Coulstring. A Memorial Gathering to Celebrate Doug’s Life was held March 22 in Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, 89 Queen St., Truro. Donations may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society or the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRIS, Heather M. - Age 56, of Advocate Harbour passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spencer's Island, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth (Fridge) Stronge. Heather achieved her Master Hairdresser's Certificate for Nova Scotia and was employed with various businesses, as well as operating her own shop. She also worked at the Chignecto Manor, Grant's General Store, Chignecto Variety and the Beach Cafe. She volunteered with the Advocate & District Voluntary Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary and Bingo. She is survived by her husband, Gregory; brothers, Douglas, Richard (Lynn), Jim (Doris), Stephan (Nancy); sisters-in-law, Verna (Wayne), Debbie, Diane (Tom); brothers-in-law, Albert (Judy), Nick (Bev), Richard (Dale), Kenny (Shirley); and numerous nieces and nephews. Also, will be sadly missed by her loving cats, Monkey and Nosey. She was predeceased by a sister, Audrey; a brother, Millard in infancy; father and mother-in-law, Ashley ‘Harl’ and Mabel. Funeral service was held March 23, 2017 at the Advocate Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Advocate Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


March 2017

MILDRED (MILLY) BLANCHE FAULKNER

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 30, 2017 at Groves Hospital in Fergus Ontario at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Pursel Kyles Faulkner (passed away in November 2013).

Milly was born at Gerrish Valley, Nova Scotia and grew up in Lower Five Islands Nova Scotia. She moved to Toronto Ontario in 1951 where she lived for most of her adult life. She returned to live in Five Islands from 2005 to 2013 at which time she moved back to Fergus Ontario.

Milly was a loving mother, mother in-law, grandmother (known as Gram or Nanny) and great grandmother to a large immediate family including daughter Elizabeth Wend (husband Klaus Wend – deceased), sons Jim Faulkner (wife Ann Faulkner), Ken Faulkner (deceased), and Robert Faulkner (wife Christine Faulkner), grandchildren Sasha Trahan (husband Derrick Trahan), Amy Franco (husband Carlos Franco), Jamie-Ann Faulkner (husband Paul Fonte), Christopher Wend, Jacob Faulkner, and Michael Faulkner, and great grandchildren Cameron Trahan, Brooklin Trahan, Nathaniel Franco, Sebastian Franco, Benjamin Fonte, Nicholas Fonte.

Milly will be forever missed, and many memories of her will be cherished by many people that also include brothers and sisters and their families (most in Nova Scotia). Brothers James Power, Roland Power, Robert (Bobby) Power, Burton Power (deceased), Billy Power, and sisters Stella Power, Marie Eagles, Virginia Brodie, Susan (Susie) McCarthy, Eva Lewis.

Milly will also be remembered fondly by several of the family friends, many who also knew her as a grandmother figure to them, including almost all the kids in the neighbourhood who also liked to hang-out at Milly’s house.

Mom/Gram/Nanny was easy going in her nature, fun-loving, loved to play with and spoil the kids, and always looking for the nearest place to play bingo.

We all will always reflect on memories of our times with Milly and keep her in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2017 in Five Islands Nova Scotia.

GRAHAM, Victor Edmund – 80, Truro/Newton Mills, passed away January 29, 2017 in Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Newton Mills, he was a son of the late Allan and Annabelle (Kindervater) Graham. Victor was a lifelong cattle farmer, operating Graham Brothers Farm with his brother George. Victor is survived by nephew, Brian (Donna) Currie, Debert; niece, Karen Currie (Peter), Sheffield Mills; as well as many loving friends and extended family. He was predeceased by sister, Joan Currie; brother, George and nephew, Allan Currie. The family would like to thank the staff of The Mira for all they have done for Victor. Funeral service was held February 3 in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean Settlement with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Spring Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Donations in Victor’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (112-2719 Gladstone St., Halifax, N.S. B3K-4W6) Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACLEOD, Earl Raymond of Lower Onslow passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Centre, Truro with family by his side. Earl was born in Londonderry on September 25, 1919 and was the son of the late Norman and Alice (Roblee) MacLeod. The family moved to Crowes Mills where he attended school. He worked in the wood and sawmills until he joined the Royal Canadian Army and served overseas in the Second World War. He was employed with Latimer Construction and the Department of Highways as a skilled heavy equipment operator building roads in different areas of N.S. In 1956, Earl and his brother, Roland opened a B/A service station in Lower Onslow and in 1970 Earl and sons Carson and Leland took on a John Deere Dealership known as MacLeod’s Farm Machinery. He was a member of the Onslow United Church. He was a founding member of the Onslow-Belmont Fire Brigade and also one of the founding members of the Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Hoare); sons, Carson (Barbara) and Leland; stepchildren, David (Lori) Orr and Brenda Hoare; grandchildren, Tony, Donna, Kathryn, Carole, Travis, Heidi; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Darrin, Sugar-Daisy, Indigo, Ben and Ila; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Florence, Audrey, Clara and Muriel. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Daisy (Blackmore); daughter-in-law, Patricia; brothers, Harold, Roland, Irvin, Lionel, Howard; sister, Doris. Thank you to Emergency Room Staff and third floor staff at CEHHC and also to Dr. Bruce Phillips. A Celebration of Life was held February 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Spring Interment in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Donations in Earl's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit (CEHHC) or to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAMERON, Joyce Ruth (Croft) - 83, Bass River, passed away February 4, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Gegoggin, Yarmouth County, she was the daughter of the late George and Hilda (Penny) Croft. Joyce was a big fan of music, often playing Hawaiian Guitar and singing at many of the local jams. She owned and operated with her husband, Ernie's Canteen and Restaurant in Bass River for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, George "Ernie"; daughter, Katharine Faulkner; grandchildren, Karen Faulkner, Matthew (Amanda) Faulkner; special great granddaughter, Raine Mingo; several nephews and a niece. Besides her parents, Joyce was predeceased by brother, Douglas Croft; sister, Phyllis (Croft) Fulton; son in law, Robert "Bobby" Faulkner. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. Interment will be held at a later date in Rockley Cemetery, Cumberland Co., N.S. Donations in Joyce's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. (600 Abenaki Rd., Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A1) Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCCRAY, Brenda Ellen – 68, Masstown, passed away peacefully February 5, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was the daughter of the late John and Irma (Pynn) Morrisey. Brenda loved watching her nephews P.J. and Travis play hockey and her favorite goalie, Oliver. Brenda is survived by her husband of 46 years, Wayne; daughter, Monique (Esben) Arnfast, Valley; beloved grandson, Oliver; sisters, Judy, Wendy (Richard), Rose, Dolly, Yvonne, Heather, Starr and Sheryl; brother, Philip; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held February 10 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Carolyn Rushton, officiating. Spring Interment in Masstown Cemetery. Donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Masstown United Church or to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. A special family "thank you" for the excellent care to Dr. Jeffrey Williams, Dr. Roya Murray, Dr. Karla Armsworthy and the special nurses in Medical Day Care and Palliative Care. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

AKERMAN, Geraldine "Gerri" Marie (Martin) – 61, Valley, Col. Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 4, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Houlton, Maine, she was the daughter of the late John Silliboy and Rita Mae Martin. Gerri was a longtime employee of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Millbrook. She was skilled with craft making within her culture including beads and wreaths. She is survived by her husband, Kevin; daughters. Shauna (William) Gould, We’koq’maq, Lee Ann (Levi), Broderick, Ont; son, Wendell (Tyra Denny) Henderson, Truro; sisters, Darlene "Dolly" Prosper, Heatherton, NS, MaryAnn Sabattis, Fredericton, NB; brothers, Harry and Michael; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; uncle, Richard Silliboy, Houlton, Maine; nieces, nephews and several cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one great grandchild.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HASLAM-RICHARDSON, Heather V. – 85, of Greenhill, near Parrsboro passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Concord, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late Montfort and Elsie (Smith) Haslam. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Hope. As per her wishes, there will be no services held. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WEBB, Herman LeRoy "Roy" – 92, Debert, passed away February 8, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born October 6, 1924 in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Russell and Hattie (Gratto) Webb. In 1943, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Roy served overseas in WWII from 1944-1946 and also served overseas with the 2nd Armoured Brigade. After returning home, Roy worked at the War Assets in Debert. He delivered the RR # 2 mail and drove school bus for many years. Dad loved old time music and played the fiddle in the Barley Boys Band. He was an honourary life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Debert Branch # 106 and a member of the Debert United Church. Roy is survived by his daughters, Brenda Black, Debert, Patti MacDonald (Glenn), Debert; sons, Randy (Donna), Debert, Stacy (Monica), Sarasota, Fl., Derek (Shawnn), Debert; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Roy was predeceased by his wife, Freda E. (Scott); son, Stephen, companion, Joan Reid and sister, Lois Bardell. In keeping with his wishes, Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. Interment will take place in the spring in Debert Cemetery (Plains Rd.) Donations in Roy’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. A special thank you for the excellent care of our father to Dr. Don Rowe as well as to the emergency nurses and the nurses and staff of D3 Wing. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HATFIELD, Stuart A. – Age 72, of Fraserville, Cumberland County passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was the eldest son of the late Frank and Edith (Allen) Hatfield. Stuart was well known for his passion of genealogy. He spent his early years working in the woods, at horse stables and at road construction, before retiring from Parrsboro Metal Fabricators with 29 years of service. He is survived by two sisters, Carol Freeman (William), Ninga, Manitoba; Millie Johnston (Brian), Truro; two brothers, Aurdon (Maureen), Sackville, NB; Rev. Maurice (Vi), Deer Island, NB; a niece, Faith Desharnais (Justin), St. Pierre, Manitoba; four nephews, James Hatfield, Sackville, NB; Timothy Freeman (Kathleen), Wakopa, Manitoba; Samuel Freeman (Michelle), Little Bass River; Jordan  Hatfield (Alisha), Fredericton, NB; two aunts, Ethel Slocum, Masstown; Shirley Collins, Amherst; seven great-nephews and 5 great-nieces; numerous cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date with details being announced at that time. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HINTON, Gary Marshall – 62, Truro passed away unexpectedly February 12, 2017 at home.  Born in Truro he was the son of Fred Hinton and the late Lois (Taylor) Hinton. Besides his father, he is survived by daughter, Shannon (Hoffman) Faulkner, St. Albert,  Alberta; sisters, Shelley (Jim Tanner) Hinton, Debert, Sherry Hinton, Stellarton, Heidi (Alex) Manicom, Valley, Heather (Fred) Connors, Truro; brother, Bill (Margaret), Truro; grandchildren, Sam and Lily Faulkner.  Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service at his request.  Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PIDGEON, John Christopher "Pidge" – 61, Truro, passed away suddenly on February 15, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Toronto, ON, he was the son of the late John and Alma (Woolley) Pidgeon. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Rankin); children, Nicholas (Katie Patton), Cory (Krissi McNutt), Chantelle (Cory Mcguigan), all of Halifax; Rick and Dillon, both of Truro; sisters, Judy (Tom Hendricks), Kathy (Randy Cameron), Jennet; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Joel Frederick, Joel Edward and his twin brother at birth. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service was held February 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating.  Online condolences and donations at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WHEATON, William J. "Billy Jr." – Age 65, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan with his loving family by his side.  Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of William "Bill Sr." Wheaton, Parrsboro and the late Irene (Breau) Wheaton. In 1973, Billy married his childhood sweetheart, Brenda Burke and they moved to Cole Harbour where they raised their sons Ryan and Patrick. Billy earned his early education in Parrsboro and attended the Springhill Vocational School where he graduated as an electrician. His career as a Manufacturers Agent, working with his father, spanned many years. They moved back to Parrsboro in 2004 and the view of the beautiful Minas Basin from their Greenhill home filled his heart with delight. For the past 13 years he was the greenkeeper at the Parrsboro Golf Club where he had been a member since the age of 9. He even gained notoriety with two hole in ones. Billy and Brenda, along with many loyal volunteers, were a driving force behind the project to build the new clubhouse. To them, the golf club was their "treasure".

He was a member of The United Commercial Travelers Association, the Canadian Professional Sales Association, President of the Parrsboro Golf Club, won numerous golf tournaments and enthusiastically coached several of his sons hockey teams. He is survived by the love of his life, Brenda (Burke); sons, Ryan (Tanya St-Pierre), Cole Harbour; Patrick (Tahara MacDonald), Bedford; grandchildren, Alex and Ella; sisters-in-law, Doreen Wheaton (Dave Gilder) and Trish Burke, Parrsboro; brother-in-law Paul Burke (Debbie), Toronto. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cousins Lester and Bruce Wheaton (deceased) grew up like brothers to Billy. He was predeceased by his mother, Irene (Breau) Wheaton in 2010; a sister, Brenda Joyce in infancy; grandparents, Jim and Lottie Wheaton; George and Madeleine Breau. A Celebration of Life was held at "The Hall", 44 King Street, Parrsboro February 26, 2017 where family and friends will gather to bid farewell to Billy. Cremation has taken place and committal will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Parrsboro Band Association, the Parrsboro Golf Club or to the Ottawa House. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WARD, Lillian - Known fondly as Diamond Lil, Lillian passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Port Greville in 1927, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Adella (Canning) Wasson. Lillian moved to Advocate Harbour when she was six years old. Lillian lead a creative and full life. She worked as a secretary at the Advocate District School, taught square dancing and piano lessons and started The Advocate Players Theatre Club. There was hardly a moment when Lillian was idle. She was an avid hooker, an always active member of the community, a vivacious member of The Red Hat Society and frequent performer at local open mics. Lillian was predeceased by Hugh Ward, her loving husband; dear friend, Carson Spicer; sisters, Annie, Doris, Ethel, Ruth; a granddaughter, Kelsey. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Jim) Tarso, Carla (Jack) Adams and Jennifer; her son, Ross (Linda) Ward; daughter-in-law, Karin Ward; her sister, Gladys; her eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Lillian’s family would like to extend their deepest and most heartfelt thanks to the medical staff on both the surgical and medical floors of the Cumberland Regional Healthcare Centre. Funeral service was held February 21 at Smith’s Funeral Home in Parrsboro. Burial to take place in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to VON Foot Care Program or to the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LAKE, Walter H. - Age 76, of Port Greville. With treasured memories of a life well lived, and hearts full of sadness, Walter passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by family. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Herbert and Laura (Dowe) Lake. He is survived by his wife, the former Cindy McCully; a son, Troy (Cheryl), Shubenacadie; a grandson, Caleb; sisters, Madeline Varner, Annabelle Hamilton, Valerie Smith (Frank), all of Diligent River; Dorothy Ross (Maxwell), Fraserville; Betty Anne DeWitt (Allen), Parrsboro; brothers, Anthony (Helena), Parrsboro; Philip (Ruby), Springhill; Alan, New Canaan; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lois in infancy. He loved his cat, Mia and his special friends, Paige, Meana and Dante. Funeral service was held February 25, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Age of Sail Heritage Centre, Port Greville. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCLAREN, Kathleen Josephine "Kay" – 86, Truro. We, the family of Kathleen Josephine "Kay" McLaren, are sad to announce her passing on Saturday evening, January 21, 2017, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born in Upper North River, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Christine (MacKenzie) McMaster. (Manganese Mines) Kay is survived by her daughters, Lorraine (Kenneth) Smith, Debbie McLaren, Truro; sons, Melvin (Lynda) McLaren, David (Sherri) McLaren, Wayne McLaren, Truro; Robert Lee (Lori) McLaren, Pugwash Junction; Terry McLaren, New Brunswick; Dougie McLaren, Crowes Mills; daughter-in-law, Clare McLaren, Pugwash; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings, Marguerite Harvey, Edna (Ronnie) Crowe, Jean (Rufus) McCallum, Truro; Marjorie Bryson, Hilden; Isabel (Robert) Baisley, Moncton, New Brunswick; Walter McMaster, Bible Hill; Robert (Velma) McMaster, Timberlea; Hugh (Linda) McMaster, North River; Donald (Betty Jean) McMaster, Bible Hill; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CAMERON, Susan Avis  67, Carrs Brook. With broken hearts we announce the sudden death of Susan Avis Cameron, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Susan is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lee; daughters, Tamara (John) Linkletter, LeeAnne (David) Lewis; grandkids, Kelsie (Brandon), Jamee, Cameron (Chantelle); great grandson, Emmett William; sisters, Margie, Libi (Wayne); brother, Charles (Kim); brother-in-law, Ross (Judi); many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Eddy and Charlotte (Perrin) Faulkner; parents-in-law, Billy and Ida Cameron; brother, John; brother-in-law, Barry. Special thanks are extended to members of Economy Fire Department who acted as first responders and also to Reverend Florence Antle-Brison for her care, friendship and love. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, February 11, 2017, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

February 2017

 

Sister Jennie Burke

Sister Jennie Burke, M.M. died on January 22, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY. She was 92 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 72 years. She was born in Nova Scotia, Glace Bay, Canada on November 5, 1924 to Catherine McDougall and Joseph Burke and became an American citizen in 1926. She had three brothers and three sisters: J. Raymond, John, Joseph P. Jr., Mary, Catherine and Margaret. Her parents and siblings have all predeceased her.

Jennie graduated from East Boston High School, in Boston MA in 1942. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY on September 6, 1944 from Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Boston, MA. At her Reception of the Habit she received the religious name Sister Miriam Terza. She made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1947 and her Final Vows on March 7, 1950, all at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. She earned two college degrees: a Bachelor of Education Degree at Maryknoll Teacher Training College in Maryknoll, NY and a Masters of Arts Degree in Religious Education at Seattle University, in Seattle, WA. In addition, she earned a certificate in Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College, in Oakland CA.

In 1949, Sister Jennie taught for one year at St. Anthony’s School in the Bronx, NY and was then assigned in 1950 to Hawaii where she taught in various diocesan schools until 1970. Following this, Sister Jennie became Religious Education Coordinator and sixth, seventh and eighth grade teacher at Maryknoll Girls School, Punahou, HI until 1975 when she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and worked in Mission Education until 1978.

In 1978, she was assigned to Tanzania, East Africa where she did pastoral ministry and Christian Community Development in Dar Es Salaam from 1979 – 1981 and served as co-pastor of Sinon Church, Arusha, TZ from 1981 – 1986 . Following a year of renewal at the Maryknoll Sisters Center she went to Zimbabwe and Mozambique in 1988. She returned to Newburgh, NY in 1989 where she served as Community Development Coordinator and as a teacher in Adult Basic Education until 1990. From 1991 – 1993, she was a caregiver and counselor at ‘Arche Home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In 1993, she moved to Detroit, MI as a Special Education teacher at Mangrove College Learning and Writing Center until 1999. She retired in 2000 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Sister Jennie died peacefully on January 22, 2017 and donated her body to science.

A Vespers service was held for Sister Jenny on January 27 in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on January 28 at 9:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center.

MOORE, George Leon - 62, Truro, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 11, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Robert and Stella (McCallum) Moore. George was a Senior Groundskeeper at Truro Cemetery Corporation where he worked for 37 years caring for Robie Street Cemetery, Terrace Hill Cemetery and also Hilden Cemetery. George is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Carrie Louise (Minard) Moore; children, Donald James Moore, Cindy Dawn Moore (Billy Nichols), Leon Osborne (Dede) Moore; step children, Michael Sisco, Suzanne Surette-Adshead, Jennifer Surette (Butch Belanger); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Garfield (Cathy) Moore, Arthur (Doreen) Moore, Murray (Marie) Moore; sisters, Eileen (Jimmy) Johnson, Marg (Late, Jim) White, Jean (Late, Sherman) Marr, Georgina Clyke (Kenny Maxwell), Donna (Alan) Whitford; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, George was predeceased by his brother, John Moore. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 5, 2017, in St. David’s United Church, Bible Hill, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DEAN, Edith Veola - 81, Truro Heights, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 12, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in North River, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Betty (Daley) Nelson. Left to mourn, her husband of 59 years, Jim; children, Steve (Monique), Jamie, Rob (Shelley), Lisa, Ralph (Marg), and Linda; grandchildren, Timmy (Kelly), Tasha (Jonathon), Jeremy, Jaeger, Jaden, Joel, Josie, Josh, Ben and Emily; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Lucas, Lexi and Lydia; dogs, Hershey, Hemi, Cuda and Jake. She was predeceased by brothers, Doug and Allison. A celebration of Edith’s life was held Sunday, December 18, 2016, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

THOMPSON, Muriel Lois - 95, Bible Hill, peacefully passed away on December 16th, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Muriel was the daughter of the late Roy and Ella (Rankin) Totten. (Belmont, Colchester County) Survived by daughters, Ruth (the late Gerry) Mailloux, Glenda (Terry) Rector; son, Gordon Lee (Judy) Thompson; grandchildren, Christopher (Ginette), Bryan (Kim) Mailloux, Megan (Jason) Whidden, Chelsea (fiancé Dan) Thompson, Sarah Ruth Rector; great-grandsons, Marcus Mailloux, Noah Whidden; sister-in-law, Alberta Totten; nieces, Linda Totten, Vera (Mike) Chapman. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gordon (1973); brother, Lorne; son-in-law, Gerry Mailloux. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at St. David’s United Church, 18 St. David’s Avenue, Bible Hill, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment at a later date in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, Wilfred L. – Age 85, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on December 18, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Clayton and Hallie (Clark) Morris. He is survived by a daughter, Terri-Ann Collins, Porter’s Lake; son, Liam Morris, Calgary, Alta; grandchildren, Katie Collins, Advocate Harbour; Jeremy and Jacob Collins, both of Halifax; sisters, Stella Corbin, Sylvia Clark and Ruth Black, all of Amherst; Wanda Webster, Advocate Harbour; great grandchildren, Jared and Sadie. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Frances Grant; brothers, Glenford, Murray and Calvin. Funeral service was held December 22, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Home of the Guardian Angel, Halifax or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Jessie A. – Age 77, of Port Greville, and formerly of Diligent River passed away peacefully with family December 18, 2016 at the High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Chapman and Florence (Read) Canning. Jessie had a long and distinguished career of 35 years in the teaching profession. Jessie's career began teaching primary to Grade six at the Parrsboro Roads School. She then moved to Kentville and taught Grades 2, 3 and 4; then in Truro and Masstown for short terms. Jessie moved back to Parrsboro in 1963 where the bulk of her teaching was in the Elementary School at the Grade 5 and 6 levels, until her transfer to the high school in Parrsboro in 1987. Jessie taught Grades 7-11 during her time at P.R.H.S. Upon her retirement, Jessie moved from Diligent River to Port Greville where she became involved in the Grace United Church. She is survived by sisters, Janet Varner, Diligent River; Marjorie Gallant, Amherst; Helen Dodsworth (John), Chezzetcook; a brother, Laurie (Rosalie), Belmont; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Eileen and Doris in infancy; a brother, Read; her partner, Rex McWhirter. Funeral and committal service will be held in Diligent River at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Diligent River Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE, Caitlin Christina – 24, Truro. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Caitlin Christina Yorke on December 19, 2016 at home. Caitlin was a member of the Lawton’s Pharmacy team in Truro, where she will be missed by friends, co-workers, and customers. She graduated from SCA in 2009. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched. She is survived by her parents Christina (Yorke) and David Whitenect, brother David (DJ) Whitenect, grandparents Helen Morrell, Jim and Trish Yorke; aunts and uncles Jim (Gillian) Yorke, Amanda (Rob) Hatfield; cousins Lily and Hayden Yorke, and Mariah and Bradley Hatfield. She will be greatly missed by her fur babies Callie and Pugsley. She was predeceased by her grandfather Gary Morrell. Celebration of Life Service was held December 23, 2016 with Pastor Scott Penner officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada, 343 West Petpeswick Road, Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. B0J 2L0. Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCDADE, Elizabeth Grace "Beth" McDade - 92, Truro passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Daniels) Marsters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She leaves to remember, her husband, Eric; children, Bruce (Norbi), Jennifer, Evan (Dawna); grandchildren, Megan (Dan), Katie (Taylor), Michael (Kirsten), Heather, Ian, Jessica; great grandson, Liam; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Ernst; brother, Ashley. Beth spent her early years in Bass River and following graduation, she taught for one year in Lower Wentworth in a one room schoolhouse. Funeral service was held Friday, December 23, 2016, in Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Reverend Boyd Vincent officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MCCULLY, Jeanette H. – Age 76, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Port Greville, passed away peacefully December 24, 2016 at home. Born in East Fraserville, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (White) Crossman. She is survived by her companion, Claude Lamb, Parrsboro; sons, Randy (Vicki Mattinson), Sackville, N.B.; Rodney (Kitty Stoker), Mississauga, Ont.; Robert (Faith), Middleton; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Allison; sisters, Violet, Eileen; brothers, Lester, Leon, Floyd. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Funeral service was held December 28, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the River Bank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HOPKINS, Dr. James Alfred - died in the presence of his loving family, after a courageous struggle with PSP, at the age of 81. He passed away on December 25, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, in Truro, Nova Scotia. He will be greatly missed by his wife Janet, children, Jennifer (Harold), Andrew (Van) and Tim, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Alex, Matthew, and Catherine Berghuis, and Parker, Cole and Matheson Hopkins. He will also be remembered by brothers Bob (Barbara), Tim and Tom (Barbara), as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Tot, and his sister Barbara. Jim was born in Bishop's Falls and raised in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. A graduate of Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Technical College, he worked across Canada in the pulp and paper industry as a chemical engineer. In 1970, Jim returned to his native province to pursue a career in medicine. During his time as a physician, he served as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, who later awarded him with an honourary lifetime membership. He is also remembered for his work at the Newfoundland School for the Deaf. The family wishes to thank the respite care staff of Colville Manor, Souris, PEI, the palliative care team in Truro and the Colchester East Hants VON caregivers. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. A reception in Jim's memory was held at Clovelly Golf Club, main clubhouse, St. John's, December 30. Arrangements are entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be conveyed at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOORE, Judith Mildred "Judy" (Montrose)  71, Debert, formerly of Westchester, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Cobequid Community Health Centre, Lower Sackville. Born in Middleboro, she was a daughter of the late Ernie Montrose and Etta (Wilson) Montrose-McQueen. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Charles; children, Dennis (Debbie) Moore, Debert; Howie (Katrina) Moore, St. Stephen, New Brunswick; Tamara (Jeff) Totten, Debert; grandchildren, Kyle, Darcy, Brittany, Maddie, Paisley, Scarlett Judith; great grandson, Landon; siblings, Tom (Chris) Montrose, Antigonish; Mable (Pearce) Osborne, Debert; Harvie (Darlene) Montrose, Westchester; Bonnie (Basil) Osborne, Brampton, Ontario; Steve (Mildred) Montrose, Badger, Newfoundland; Eddie (Tamara) Montrose, Mississauga, Ontario; Bruce (Marlene) Montrose, Moncton, New Brunswick; Doug Montrose, Amherst; brother-in-law, Bill Priebe, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary Priebe. A celebration of Judy’s life was held from Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, 1252 Masstown Road, Debert. Private interment was held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MCLEAN, Richard Allen – 74, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Wilfred "Tom" McLean and Dorothy Jean (Taylor) (McLean) Moltzen. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sharon (Fowler); daughter, Kelly Watson (Mike Totten), Debert; grandsons, Mark (Shelbie) Watson, Antigonish; Matthew (Katy) Watson, Sexsmith, Alberta; sisters, Ardith McLean-Chaisson (David), Bible Hill; Donna Phillips (Robert "Bob"), California; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Todd in infancy; son-in-law, Todd Watson; step father, Harry Moltzen. Private interment service will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOYCE, Margaret Florence – Truro. Marg died December 30th in Truro, Nova Scotia where she lived most of her life. Born in Truro on May 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Lauchlin and Florence (Weatherbee) MacDonald. Marg worked as a hairdresser and at Atlantic Electric before she was married. Once her children were in school, she worked at Sears, Lloyd Smith’s, and at the switchboard at the Colchester Regional Hospital. She was a member of First United Church where she served as an Elder, on the Board of Stewards, and was a member of the UCW. She became a member of the Rebekah Lodge, IOOF, in 1954, serving in many offices and went on to become President of the Rebekah Assembly of the Atlantic Provinces. Marg was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Patriarchs Militant, serving in many offices as well as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jurisdiction of the Atlantic Provinces. Marg was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Ladies Auxiliary since 1965 where she served on many committees, and as President in 1974 and 1975. She became an Associate Member of the Legion in 1980 where she served on the Poppy Committee and as Chairman of the Sick and Visiting Committee for many years. Marg is survived by her five children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: son, Ron and wife Susan (Grande Prairie, AB), their children Blythe Froh and husband Ian and children Liam and Katherine, Aimee Desiatnyk and husband Ryan and children Ella and Aliyah; daughter, Leslie Burrows and husband Jim (Green Oak, NS), their children Hannah, Catherine and partner Kevin, Alexander and fiancée Lacey; son, Jim and wife Barb (Onslow, NS) and their children Jennifer Harvey and husband Chad and son Valeryk, Michael and wife Sam and daughter Sierra; son, Peter and wife Lani (Victoria, BC) and their children Robyn Condron and husband Ian, Alex and partner Mariah, Cameron; son, Tom and partner Kelly (Valley, NS) and his children Rachel, Scott and partner Brandi. Marg is also survived by her brother, Lauchie MacDonald (Chester) and brothers and sisters in-laws: Doug, Charlie and wife Dell, Flo Weatherbee and husband Vince, Ralph and partner Audrey, Grace, Sydney and wife Irene, George and wife Linda. Marg was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Frank Boyce on May 3rd, great-granddaughter Bryanna Froh; sister-in-law Vivian MacDonald, as well as many members of Ron’s family. At the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, a Celebration of Life was held at the funeral home January 4th, 2017. Donations in her memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Family flowers only. Thanks are extended to Drs. Berghuis and Locke for their care over the years and to the amazing staff at Wynn Park Villa, especially to the team on East Wing. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPENCE, Darrel R. – Age 91, of Leamington passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Arthur and Jessie (Johnson) Spence. He is survived by his children, Darrel Spence (Gail), Lower Five Islands; Carissa Atkinson (Joe), West Brook; Darlene Munroe (Nathan), Mapleton; a brother, Warren Spence (Audrey), Amherst; sister-in-law, Jean Schasschl, Amherst; 5 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eileen Milton; a daughter, Gerene; a brother, Conrad. A graveside committal service was held January 6, 2017 in the Mapleton 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

FULTON, Laurie Edward  75, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday morning, January 7, 2017, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. He was a son of the late Neil and Evelyn (Wood) Fulton. He spent several years working at Home Hardware on Willow Street. Laurie is survived by his loving wife, Mildred; much loved daughters, Karen (Kevin) McDonah, Truro; Heather Fulton (Bob Gamble), Brookfield; grandsons, Aidan, Luke and Neil McDonah, whom he loved dearly; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Judy Brown, Winnipeg; niece, Anne Koldon; nephews, Jim and Mike Brown and Alexander and Nathaniel Fulton; several cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his twin sister, Laurel Fulton; brother, Albert (Emily) Fulton. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Keith Selwyn-Smith officiated. Spring interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, East Stewiacke. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GEORGE, Daniel Lewis - 64 of Debert, passed away on January 12, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Dan was the son of Laurie and Dorothy (McLean) George, Folly Lake. Dan worked for many years with Lafarge. He is survived by sisters, Marie (Sonny) Chapman, Nanaimo, BC, Mary Moore, Valley Road, NS, Betty (Rolland) Durning, Parson, BC, Joan (David) Doiron Shaunavon, Sask., Judy Lattie, Truro, NS; brothers Ronald (Sharon) George, Truro, NS and Jack George, Londonderry, NS.

Besides his parents, Dan was predeceased by sister, Arlene Rushton; brothers, Glenn George, Frank George, Gerald George, Llewellyn George and Harold George. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In keeping with Dan’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A Private Interment will take place at a later date. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacSwain, Edward Carl – 87, Bible Hill, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Alex and Lizzy (Pratt) MacSwain. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ethel Jacqueline (Burch) MacSwain; sons, Michael (Bonnie), Bible Hill; Randy, Truro; grandson, Troy; great-granddaughters, Alysha, Taylor, Kasey; great-grandson, Keagan; brother, Bob (Carol), Onslow; sisters, Stella MacLeod, Bible Hill; Mary Boomer, Truro. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by a grandson, Mark; brother, Neil; sisters, Rita, Mona; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by Ed’s request. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DOWE, Stanley L. – Age 52, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Lorne and Lola (Dow) Dowe. He was licensed mechanic and welder operating Dowe’s Garage in Parrsboro since 1985. He was a dedicated member of the Parrsboro Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Armsworthy; his daughter, Ashley, at home; numerous cousins. Funeral service was held January 20, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the Parrsboro Fire Department. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORRIS, Juanita J. ‘Neta’ – Age 95, of Port Greville passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in New Salem, she was a daughter of the late Pleman and Elsie (Mitton) Morris. She is survived by sons, Gary McCully (Ruth), Port Greville; Eric McCully (Helen), Diligent River; Donald McCully (Mona), Ward’s Brook; Phillip, Amherst; a sister, Edith Dowe (Ronald), Trenton, Ont.;  6 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Malcolm McCully; second husband, Roy Morris; a daughter, Diane; sisters, Marie, Glennis, Clarabelle, Ferne; brothers, Keith, Forrest; grandsons, Archie and Timothy. Funeral service was held January 18, 2017 at Grace United Church, Port Greville, Lynn Brown officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Wendell Allister - 91, Truro, died suddenly on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Born in Lornevale, he was the proud father of Leo (Yvonne) Rushton, Londonderry, and Jane (Colin) Gillis, Halifax. His fun-loving nature will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren and as "Big Grampie" by his seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly sixty years, Jane "Edna" Brown (2004) and his loving son, Brian. (2014). Wendell will be greatly missed by his companion, Marguerite Gregory, as well as his many friends and neighbours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner  Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, January 20, 2017, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. At the family’s instructions, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shoreline Journal or a charity of choice. Private family interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLAIKIE, Walter "Lee" – 74, Truro passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 16, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Hagersville, Ont., he was the son of Edna (Wardrope) Blaikie and the late Walter Blaikie. Lee worked at various jobs before working as a car dealer at Blaikies Dodge Chrysler, Truro. In his retirement years he and Barbara spent their winters in Florida along with significant travels and cruises. He was an avid golfer and harness racing fan. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara; daughters, Pamela (Adam) Zacharjasz, Toronto, Melanie (Chris) Oickle, Halifax; sister, Cynthia Mitchell; brother, Gary; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father; his sister, Cheryl Shedden and a nephew. Cremation has taken place. A reception to celebrate Lee’s life was held January 20 at the Truro Golf Club, 86 Golf Street. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where online condolences made be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAMPBELL, Joseph James "Joe"- 91, Truro Heights, passed away suddenly January 17, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Peter Roy and Harriett (Wynn) Campbell. Joe loved all the sports and was an avid participant. He served overseas during WWII, a member of the Royal Canadian Black Watch and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, Truro. Upon returning home he worked as had his father and grandfather with CN Rail and VIA and later with the Commissionaires. He was well loved and will be missed by his family, friends and everyone he met. He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Hubert) Roy, Debert, Janine Hooper, Truro Heights; granddaughter, Olivia Hooper, Truro Heights; daughter, Lynn Roberts, Bridgewater; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Diane Marie (Morrison); sister, Freda Theakston; grandson, Anthony Hamilton and son-in-law, Peter Roberts. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FULTON, Jeanne E. – Age 90, of Fox River passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Marblehead, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Mabel (Cameron) Fulton. She is survived by her husband, Duncan Morris, Fox River. A private graveside service will be held in the Advocate Cemetery 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

HARRISON, Donald H. – Age 88, of Fox River passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Harrison Settlement, he was the eldest son of the late C. Ernest and Vinnie (Fullerton) Harrison. His father Ernest, along with Don and brothers Charles and Gary started C. Ernest Harrison and Sons Ltd. in Halfway River, a family company that continues to flourish today. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Parker (Danny), Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Nicole Parker (Forrest Rock), Cold Lake, Alta. and Matthew Parker (Amy), Upper Sackville; a great grandson, Jackson Hewlett Harrison Parker; a brother, Gary Harrison (Bertha), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Carthel in 2003; a sister, Norma; brothers, Charles; Glenn in infancy. Funeral service was held January 23, 2017 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CANNING (Doyle), Iona B. – Five Islands - In her 96th year. Our beautiful, amazing mother, grandmother and valued friend to many awoke to a new dawn on the morning of January 19th, 2017 leaving us with many wonderful memories but with an ache in our hearts. Mum will be forever loved and missed by her three children - Joyce (Real Coulombe d.), Sylvia (Jacques Delisle d.) and Donald (Linda) and by her only granddaughter, Nancy (John O'Brien) and three precious great grandchildren, Owen, Seth and Kate. Also mourning her passing are brother-in-law, Keith Canning and numerous nieces and nephews. Mum was predeceased by Murray, her devoted husband for 62 years, by her siblings, Audrey, Arlene and Eddie, her father Warren Doyle and by her grandparents, Emma and Edward Doyle who loved and raised her as their own daughter. Mum was born and lived her entire life in Five Islands, a community dear to her heart and for which her enthusiastic support knew no bounds, Mum was a Lifetime Member of the Women's Institute and of United Church Women, a founding member of the Five Islands Cemetery Company, a dedicated member of Peniel United Church serving as a steward, trustee and elder and supporting virtually every aspect of the church community. Mum also actively supported fundraising initiatives of the Canadian Cancer Society and participated in the Terry Fox Run until she was well into her 80's. Mum was also a respected teacher and is fondly remembered by the students whose lives she touched, first in Diligent River and subsequently in Upper Economy, Economy, Five Islands, Parrsboro and Bass River. She was a member of the 1940 graduating class of the Nova Scotia Normal College and completed additional studies at Dalhousie University's summer school programs. A celebration of her life was held January 28th in Peniel United Church, Five Islands. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations to Peniel United Church or to the Five Islands Cemetery Company will be much appreciated and can be mailed to Joyce Canning, Treasurer, 1114 Hwy 2, Five Islands, NS, B0M 1K0. A private family interment will take place in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Glendon M. ‘Glennie’ - Age 69, of Lower Five Islands, Colchester County passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Roland and Elsie (Eagles) Davis. He was employed for many years with J.W. Lindsay Enterprises in Dartmouth. He later owned and operated Davis’ Gas Bar in Lower Five Islands. Glennie was dedicated member of the Five Islands Fire Department for 50 years, where he served as chief for many years, most recently having been voted in for a further term. Glennie was proud of his entire family, but particularly grandchildren, Christopher and Hayden who were a great inspiration to him through his battle with cancer these past 5 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Allen; his children, Gillian, Lower Five Islands; Glendon (Hilda), Five Islands; Dean (Carol), Scott, Darren (Shelley), Sherry Nickerson, all of Lower Sackville; David (Denise), Bedford; brothers, Mark (Judy), Amherst; Lou (Margaret), Truro; Harold (Donna), London, Ont.; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Berton, Perry in infancy. Funeral service was held January 27, 2017 at the Five Islands Fire Hall, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands Fire Department. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCLAREN, Gayle – 69, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Doug McLaren; sons, Dale (Verna) Priest, and Adrian Priest; daughters, Danette (Laurie) Priest, Juanita Priest, Krista (Kevin) Priest, and Twyla McInnis; grandchildren, Christopher Priest, Chantelle Priest, Autumn Betts, Marissa MacDonald, Laken Betts, Jagger Betts, Dakota Betts, Brandon Morrell, Dylan Neffessey, Aspen Priest, and Jade McInnis; six great grandchildren; sister, Debbie Chapman; brother, Danny Chapman; half-sister, Ellen Smith; many nieces and nephews; and her cat, Buster. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Clara (Weatherbee) Chapman; sister, Donna Rushton; half-brother, Jud Cooling; half-sister, Beverly Axiaq; mother-in-law, Kay McLaren; and her first two husbands, Arlie Priest and Brian McInnis.

Gayle was born in Truro, Nova Scotia on December 5, 1947 to the late John and Clara (Weatherbee) Chapman. While raising her children and grandchildren, she also spent her life working as a personal care worker. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Memorial Service was held January 26 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Pastor Steve Adams, officiating. Spring Interment will take place in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations celebrating Gayle’s memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MERRIAM, Shelley B. – Age 52, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Halifax and Spencer’s Island passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Winnie (McLeod) Merriam, Parrsboro and the late Ratchford Merriam. Shelley was a lover of all animals. She will be sadly missed by Teddy and Spencer. Besides her mom, she is survived by brothers, Brian (Maria), Halifax; Brent (Debbie), Diligent River; nieces, Laura, Halifax and Sarah, Diligent River; nephew, Matthew, Halifax; aunts, Thelma Traill (Jim), Amherst Shore; Pat Merriam (Barry Small), Costa Rica; Beryl Rowe, Parrsboro; Marjorie Crossman, Diligent River; Darlene Spicer (Jack), Bedford; and numerous cousins. Funeral service was held January 28, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the I.W.K. Foundation, Halifax. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


January 2017

YORKE, Helen M. - Age 86, of Lower Five Islands passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Edna (Alkern) MacBurnie. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Spence (Darrel), Lower Five Islands; a sister, Beulah Davis, Five Islands; a grandson, Christopher Spence, Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. Also, her companion of many years, Theodore Wilson, Bridgewater. She was predeceased by her husband, Royce in 1971; a sister, Evelyn; brothers, Cecil, Bernard, Everett, Chester. A graveside committal service was held December 1, 2016 in the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands & District Fire Brigade. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CONRAD, Thomas Joseph Franklin "Frankie" – 71, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Joseph and Vera (McCabe) Conrad. Frankie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Gail (Tibbitts); daughters, Vicky Conrad (Brian McCallum), Onslow Mountain; Sherry Bolger, Bible Hill; son-in-law, Chris Bolger; grandsons, Doug Conrad (Kristy), St. Stephen, New Brunswick; Brandon and Jacob Bolger, Bible Hill; siblings, Heloise (Earl) Morgan, Brookfield; Erma Conrad, Bible Hill; LaVerne (Jimmy) Campbell, North River; Debbie Smith, Bible Hill; Bernard (Joanne) Conrad, Pleasant Valley; Hector Conrad (Joanne), Greenfield; Wade Conrad (Robin), North River; many nieces and nephews whom he adored. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Frankie. Frankie’s family received friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Truro Horsemen’s Club, 288 Main Street, Bible Hill. Private interment was in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACARTHUR, Harvey J. - Family, where life begins and love never ends. With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Harvey J. MacArthur on November 27, 2016, with family by his side, at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Harvey was born in Sydney, NS on June 28, 1933. He was the son of the late Frank and Virginia MacArthur. He attended the Maritime School of Social Work where he received his Masters of Social Work. For the next 35 years, as a social worker, Harvey dedicated his time building stronger communities in support of children, youth and families. Harvey retired in 1994 as the Executive Director of Colchester Children’s Aids Society. Over the past 50 years in Truro, he was involved in many community organizations such as Foster Families association, Rotary Club, Kinsman Club, and the Immaculate Conception Parish. His faith and belief in community was showcased in his volunteer efforts. The most cherished friend and love of his life was Jean Ivey, from North Sydney. Their love and dedication spanned over 60 years. He is survived by his loving wife Jean; his sister, Doreen MacDonnell, his brother-in-law, Ronnie Ivey, his sister-in-law, Jean Ivey; daughters, Jan (John); Betty Jean (Raymond); Doreen, (Kelly); sons, Frank; Greg (Carolyn); Ian (Carole); Harvey (Wanda). Harvey was blessed and honoured to share the importance of kindness and family with his 12 grandchildren, Alex, Patrick, Nicholas, James, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Michael, Mark, Ryan, Matthew, Hannah and Hayden. He was also known as Uncle Harv to many nephews and nieces.

Funeral mass was held December 1st at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 669 Prince St.,Truro. We, the family, would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Online condolence and donations can be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

STRANG, James Terence "Terry" – 72, Truro passed away suddenly November 27, 2016 at his home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Marie (Ivany) Strang. Terry loved model airplanes and enjoyed his Monday morning coffee buddies. The family would like to express their appreciation to all his neighbors who he had such a deep regard for. Special thanks to the VON for their extraordinary help and care over the years. He is survived by daughter, Jennifer (Todd) Watty, Ont.; sister, Heather Boyd, Belmont, three granddaughters; niece, Leisa Burton (Arnold Selway); nephew, Troy Boyd. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother-in-law, Ken Boyd. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was held December 4 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Boyd Vincent officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Colchester SPCA. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, S. Wayne – 73, Kemptown, passed away peacefully, following a brief illness, on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Sherman and Vivian (McNutt) Smith. Wayne is survived by his wife, Fay (nee Donald) Smith; sons, Micheal (Tracey) Smith, Winslow, Prince Edward Island; Kevin Smith (Christine Brown), Red Lake, Ontario; grandchildren, Lauren Smith, Julia Smith, Caitlin Hamilton, Kierstin Smith; sisters, Heather (Bruce) Sandeson, Barbara (Stephen) Smith, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. Wayne’s family received friends on Sunday, November 27, 2016, in Kemptown Community Hall, Kemptown. Private family interment was in Bible Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILLIAMS, Jessie May (Geddes) – 73, Great Village, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2016 in the Mira Long Term Care, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was the 11th child of the late David and Ada (Patton) Geddes and the first one to be born in a hospital. Jessie did her nursing training at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, graduating in 1964. Later she attended Dalhousie University where she obtained her degree in Public Health. She worked as a nurse in Parrsboro and Truro. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Carl; daughter, Carol Ann Williams, Great Village; step-children, David (Theresa) Williams, Truro, Debbie (David) Bowen, Halifax; sisters, Annie (Elmer) Archibald, Elizabeth (Creighton) Russell, Wanda and Terry Geddes; grandchildren, Justin and Johnathan; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jennie (Roger)Wardrope; brothers, David, Kenneth, Harry, Donald, Gerald, William and infant brother, John Robert. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held December 3, 2016 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCKAY, John Robert Wayne "Bobby" – Debert, 36, passed away on December 1, 2016 in Truro Heights. He was the son of Donald and Irene (Cook) McKay. He grew up in Debert. He spent his time doing what he liked best being with his boys, father and brother, hunting and fishing. He worked at Tandus/Centiva (Crossley Carpets), for 17 years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Besides his parents he is survived by the mother of his children, and best friend, Farrah Allen, Truro Heights; sons, T.J. Allen, Truro, Daniel, Robbie and Maddox McKay, all of Truro Heights; step-sisters, Debbie Axworthy, Ontario, Donna Sutherland, Alberta; brother, Mike, Hilden; step-brothers, John, Jamie McKay, both of River John, David McKay, Ontario; grandmother, Linda R. Cook, Debert; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Alfred Cook. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Interment in the spring in Middle Rd. Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SLACK, Helen Marion  95, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late William Garfield and Elizabeth Jane (Rogers) Patriquin. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her daughters, Patsy (Bobby) Matheson, Truro; Linda (Frank) Poce, Kingston, Ontario; Barbara Slack (Al Brandenberg), Bayfield, Ontario; Dawn (Frank) Gulenchyn, Oshawa, Ontario; sons, David (Mary) Slack, Oshawa, Ontario; Ronnie (Leslie) Patriquin, Bowmanville, Ontario; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Osborne Slack; siblings, Gladys MacLeod, Mildred (Warren) Norcross, Ralph (Wilda) Patriquin, Raymond (Helen) Patriquin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, December 5, 2016, Pastor Melody Patriquin officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HORTON, Everett "Nelson" – Debert. We regret to announce the passing of Nelson on Sunday, December 4, 2016. He was the son of the late Weldon and Ada Horton, Port Bickerton. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Blois. Nelson is survived by his loving wife, Heather (Mahar); sister, Agnes; daughter, Elmira; sons, Everett and Dwayne; stepdaughters, Michelle and Tracy; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. To honor Nelson’s  request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BELBEN, David Maxwell - 69, Bible Hill, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bridgetown, he was a son of the late Florence Belben. David was the caretaker at the Immaculate Conception Church, Truro. He is survived by his wife, Doreen (Cameron) Belben, Burnt Church, NB; son, Andrew, Bible Hill; long-time friend, Ann O’Donnell; close friends, Faith and Rick. Funeral service was held Monday, December 12, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STEEVES, Ethel Gertrude – 81, Masstown passed away December 5, 2016 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Masstown, she was the daughter of the late Hedley and Adeline (Downing) Upham. Ethel grew up on a large family farm and loved to go camping. She worked as a seamstress at Stanfield’s Ltd. for several years and later at the Truro Regional Hospital as a nurses’ aide. She is survived by sister, Georgena (Arnold) Dedrick, Great Village; stepdaughters, Jeannie (Randy Lynds) Theriault, Brookside, Susan (Bruce) Whalen, North River; stepsons, Roy, George, Bernard, Donald; special niece, Heather Milligan, Masstown; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Fultie Irving and second husband, Gerald Steeves; sisters, Theresa, Lizzie, Eunice, Olive; brothers, Trueman, Logan, Leslie, Ralph, Basel; stepson, Danny. Cremation has taken place. A time of committal was held December 9 in Belmont Cemetery with Father Jim O’Connor officiating. Donations may be made to the IWK Hospital. A time to celebrate Ethel’s life followed the committal at the home of Heather Milligan, 560 Shore Road, Masstown. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be sent to www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GORDIER, Donna M. – 61, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Woodstock, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Harlan and Doris (Elliott) Chisholm. Donna married Terrance Gordier in 1974, and they worked as building managers for more than 20 years throughout Ontario. Moving to Nova Scotia in 1990, they purchased a home in Portapique, later moving to Halifax resuming their careers as building managers until her husband’s passing in 2010. Donna moved to Parrsboro soon thereafter where she remained until her death. Donna loved music of all types, especially old time music, which was the music she grew up with being part of the musically gifted Elliott family. Donna’s main love and concern was for her son, Glen. Although distance prevented them from seeing each other often, frequent telephone calls kept them very close. It was obvious by the pictures of him throughout her home and her conversations of the memories shared that her primary focus in life was for Glen. She is survived by her son, Glen, Truro; brothers, Brian and Wayne Chisholm, both of Woodstock, Ont.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Terry in 2010. Funeral service was held December 12, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TOTTEN, Judy Ann (Peters) – 66, Masstown, passed away peacefully December 9, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was the daughter of the late Leonard and Vera Peters. She was born and raised in PEI and moved to Nova Scotia to further her education. It was here that she met her husband of 42 years, Bernie. Judy was employed with Crossley Carpets and most recently at the Masstown Market. Her love for her family had no limits and she will be missed by all who knew her. Besides her husband, Bernie, Judy is survived by daughter, Loretta (Mark); son, Dan (Megan); grandchildren, Wyatt, Leah; Ethan and Jessie (their mother, Erin); step grandchildren, Rembrandt, Mattia, Jasper; sister, Joyce (Mike), Albany, PEI; twin brother, John (Cathy), Charlottetown, PEI; brothers, Gordon (Rena), Ottawa, Ont., Paul (Jane), Calgary, Brian (Cathy), Kamloops, BC.

Besides her parents, Judy was predeceased by sister, Brenda. A special thank you to the VON and Palliative Care staff for their exceptional care of Judy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In keeping with Judy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BOWDEN, Arthur A. – Age 69, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Donald and Neta (Yorke) Bowden. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time at his camp. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Darlene Spicer; his children, Allyson Welsh (Kristopher), Diligent River; Katelyn (Amanda Reid), Moncton; Nick (Kristy Brown), Charlottetown; Khris (Kyla MacLellan), Moncton; grandchildren, Kennedy and Kaleigh Welsh, Diligent River; sisters, Maxine Bowden, Betty Johnson (Bob), all of Diligent River; Lisa West (John), Fox River; brothers, Ivan (Arlene), Lower Sackville; Maurice (Kathy), Diligent River; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Donna. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter, Amherst. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BARKHOUSE, Ronald H. - Age 85, of Advocate Harbour passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Northumberland Hall Nursing Home, Amherst. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Alston and Beryl (Gray) Barkhouse. He is survived by brothers, Eugene and Sherman (Kathleen), all of Halifax; Kenneth (Faye), Country Harbour; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Melba, Eunice and Geraldine; a brother, Vernon. Funeral service was held December 19, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

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