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April 2021

ROBINSON, Michael Glen – 53, Debert, passed away on February 19, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Betty and the late Glen Robinson. Mike will be fondly remembered by his family and friends especially by his wife and best friend, Ronita (Clattenburg); stepdaughter, Shawnadawn Clattenburg; stepson, Tristyn Clattenburg; mother, Betty Robinson; brother, Jason Robinson; his "Nanny," Elizabeth Robinson. He was predeceased by his father, Glen Robinson; his "Papa," Frank Robinson; grandparents, Cecil and Flossie Lawless. Mike was born in Truro and grew up in Brookfield. He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed the outdoors especially wildlife and four wheeling. Mike had a great sense of humour and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. At Mike’s request, there will be no visitation or service. Donations may be made in Mike’s memory to assist with funeral expenses at: https://gofund.me/2faff06b. The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro for their care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacKENZIE, Alan Michael – 76, Hilden, passed away suddenly at home on February 19, 2021. He was born on September 3, 1944 in Truro to the late Arthur E. and Jean (MacDonald) MacKenzie. A railroader all of his working life, Alan started at eighteen years old as a telegrapher for CN, then a brakeman that took him to many parts of the province. He eventually switched to Conductor with VIA Rail and in fact, was Canada’s last conductor, retiring in 1998. Raised on a farm on East Prince, he fulfilled his dream of owning his own hobby farm in Earltown where he raised his family. The old house would later be a well-known and photographed "abandoned house" on social media. He enjoyed beekeeping, loved baseball and hockey and called himself an amateur birdwatcher. At one point, he won awards with his old hunting dogs, "Pat", "Mike" and "Streaker." Content in his garden, he was most happy when his family was close.

He is survived by his wife, Gail (Arsenault); daughters, Lisa Hartlen, Pleasant Valley and Lori MacKenzie, Bible Hill; stepson, Jean Paul Doiron (Korey), Onslow Mountain; stepdaughter, Jeannine Garrett (Mike), North River; grandchildren, Cash, Taylor (Logan), Amielia (Brylin), Lila, Robert and great granddaughter, Ellie; sister, Judy Daley; brother, Stephen MacKenzie; sisters-in-law, Marie Bourinot, Anne (Ken) Clements, Donna Grant; brothers-in-law, Rene Sabourin, John (Jodie) Arsenault, Kenny Arsenault and Greg (Janice) Arsenault; special nephews, Peter and Jerome Sabourin, Art Daley and nieces, Trisha and MacKenzie. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Linda Sabourin; mother and father-in-law, Leonard and Mary Arsenault; sister-in-law, Susan Arsenault; brothers-in-law, Brian Daley, Lloyd Bourinot, Alan and Darryl Arsenault. Also left to remember him are his "railway buddies" as well as many other close friends and neighbours who were always there for him. If you were Alan’s friend, you were his friend for life. If you were one of his "email friends," you would know he was quite a storyteller. Always loved to joke, pull pranks and to laugh. He ended all his phone conversations with "I love you" and ended all his emails with "Love Me, Al, Alan, Dad, Grumpy, Sztanley." Donations in Alan’s memory may be made to the IWK or Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. A Celebration of Life Visitation was held on February 26th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McKAY, John David ‘Dave’ – Age 80, of West Brook. David ‘Mr. Sunshine’ McKay, who always greeted with a handshake and a welcoming smile, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late John David and Eldora ‘Jean’ (McCormick) McKay. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Blais) McKay; daughters, Heather Desjardins (Mark Simmonds), Parrsboro; Lori Gilbert, Lakelands; Tammy Brophy (James), Digby; sons, John David, Springhill; Mark (Shelley), West Brook; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Darlene Hotchkis, Halifax; Barbara Gilbert (Michael), Sackville, NB; brothers, Ralph, Springhill; Allan (Anne), Wolfville; numerous nieces and nephews. Also, his long-time family friends, Steffi and Robin Roeslen. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald. In keeping with Dave’s wishes, a private funeral service will be held at a later time. Memorial donations may be made to a Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MARPLE, Florence Bernice – 70, Salmon River passed away, surrounded by her loving family on February 24, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late John Alexander and Jeanette Bernice Weatherby. Florence is survived by her daughters, Crystal (Glenn) Thompson, Salmon River; Jennifer (Edward) Shipley, Onslow Mountain; sisters, Ethel Weatherby, Debert; Doris  (Tommy) MacMasters, Masstown; grandchildren, Shawn, Nickolas, Morgan, Emily, Holly, Sarah, Elizabeth, Samantha and Austin; several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband Howard Marple. Private family interment will be held in Main Road Cemetery, Debert 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

FLYNN, Mary Eileen - 88, Bible Hill, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Eileen (Russell) Ryan. She is survived by sons, John, Bible Hill, Bruce (Sharon), Onslow; daughters, Kathy Stewart (Ken, deceased), East Mountain, Pearl Hyson and Lisa Flynn, both of Valley; grandchildren, Michelle (Chad) Henderson, Nathan (Cathy), Mark, Sarah, Rebecca, Jonathon, Jasenta; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Flynn, Autumn, Kohen; niece, Dianne Parks. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Joe Flynn; sister, Catherine. Interment at a later date 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

WEATHERBEY, Edward "Allen" – Age 83, Debert, passed away February 27, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Edward and Elsie (Newell) Weatherbey. He is survived by his loving wife, Irene (Forshner); sons, Marc (Barb), Debert, Edward (Pascal), QC; daughters, Sharon (Luc) Rodrigue, Crossfields, AB, Melanie (Daniel) Siple, Wetaskwin, AB, Tanya (Douglas) Wile, Bible Hill, Alene Weatherbey, Tatamagouche, Elsie (Barry) Beal, Bible Hill; sisters, Betty Strout, Maine, USA, Joy Weatherbey, Truro; 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; six stepchildren as well as many nieces nephews and extended family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Agnes (MacNeil); sister, Louise Gilchrist and one grandson in infancy. A private viewing and funeral service will be held Friday, March 5th at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Pastor Scott Penner officiating. Interment in the spring in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. If so desired, donations in Allen’s memory may be made to the Gideons International in Canada. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ETTINGER, Reverend Jay – Age 60, Valley, NS. It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Reverend Jay Ettinger, age 60, of Valley, Nova Scotia on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Husband of Marty Clark-Ettinger, beloved son of Vivian and the late Claddie Ettinger, brother of Steve Ettinger, and uncle to nephews, Kendall and Heath. Jay is also survived by one aunt, three uncles and numerous cousins. Born in Montreal, Jay went on to live in the Yukon, Toronto, Los Angeles and finally settled in Nova Scotia. During his younger years, Jay was a multi-talented performer, acting in musical theatre and in movies. In Los Angeles he turned his hand to writing and directing. An accident in 1994 changed the trajectory of Jay’s life and led, in the universe’s mysterious way, to receiving a calling to ministry. But first, he faced a daunting challenge – getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

SMITH, William (Will) Allison - 10-21-1964 to 02-27-2021 - William had been fighting renal cell carcinoma for 9 months now and although we knew his time on earth was going to be shortened, he suffered a stroke and was taken sooner than expected. He died at home with his close friend and co-parent, Cathy and his three children surrounding him. It was how he would have wanted to go...fast, painless and with the people he loved most in this world. We take great comfort that he is in a better place and watching over us. William was raised in Oxford Junction, Nova Scotia. ‘Billy’ developed his affection for maple syrup as a young boy when he would go to the sugar woods and help his father collect maple syrup. Friends who knew Billy growing up describe him as a harmless prankster with a mischievous smile and a giggle that was contagious. Will was a beautiful singer and was singing with the Millstream Chorus for over fifteen years. Singing and music was a huge part of his life. He filled his home with music, sung to those he loved the most, that is, his three children, Connor, Cameron and Cassandra. Will will be greatly missed by his long-time friend and co-parent, Cathy and his children, Connor, Cameron and Cassandra. Their family unit will forever feel that a part of them is missing. The loss of ‘Billy’ will also be felt deeply by his family including his sisters, Cheryl, Dorothy and Cathy as well as his nieces and nephews, Mathew, Laura, Nathan, Alec, Wesley and Gregory. His childhood friend and ‘sister of the heart,’ Diane will miss him terribly. William will also be missed by his cousin, Ken, whom he spoke about right up until his final days. Ken was someone Will greatly admired and often spoke about the positive impact he had on his life. William was loved and will be mourned by his ‘in-law’ family, Fred, Marion, Karen, Pat, Rodney, Debbie, Christa, Randy and Raymond, as well as his nieces and nephews, Breanna, Georgia, Isaiah, Elijah and Maritza. It was Will’s greatest wish that his children receive a secondary education and he was overjoyed when he learned that his youngest, Cassandra and her brother, Cameron were both accepted into university for this fall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to their education fund at cassandrasmithxoxo@gmail.com

RUSHTON, Victor Franklyn - 92, Debert, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Debert, he was the son of the late Roy "Burt" and Kathleen (Selwah) Rushton. He is survived by many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Rhoda Rushton, Truro; brother-in-law, Paul Soley, Economy. He was predeceased by sisters, Joyce Fiddes, Shirley Soley; brothers, Joseph (Joyce), Harold (Rhoda), Roy (Myrtle). Graveside funeral service will be held at a later date in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacLEAN, Debra "Debbie" Ann Age 65, Central Onslow. We are truly heartbroken to announce on March 3, 2021, Debbie, devoted mother, grandmother, friend and wife passed away unexpectedly in her sleep. Debbie was a daughter of the late Eugene and Elsie Mingo. She very recently lost her "Lovey," the love of her life, her soulmate and husband of nearly 40 years, Melvin "Skip" MacLean. She was the most caring and devoted mother that we could have ever asked for to daughter, Angel (Adam) Patriquin; sons, Robert (Jacquelene) MacLean, Derek (Angie) Suttis and Paul (Penny) Suttis. Her grandchildren, her most treasured gifts in life, Keiran, Ariana, Alaina, Cavan, Madison, Trevor, Christopher, Joshua, Brandon and Bradley as well as great grandchildren, Dominic, Arthur, Cameron and Alivia. Debbie is also survived by her brother, Bryan Mingo; brother-in-law, Donald White; nephews, Jonathan (Hiromi) White, Lucas and niece, Kassie; great nephew, Austin and great niece, Lucy. Besides her parents and husband, Debbie was also predeceased by her "sissy" and very best friend, Jean White. Debbie loved to spend time swimming at the RECC, biking on the trails, having coffee with her friends and walking her "Kailea pup" and especially, the company of her grandchildren. There will be no visitation or service by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, George Howard  71, Belmont. On March 4, 2021, George motored onto his next big adventure; he was surrounded by the love of his family and in the comfort of his own home. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late George and Lauretta (Weatherbee) Smith. George is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Rosaleen (Penney); children, Jamie Smith (Jennifer Hirtle), Debert; Lauretta Smith, Dartmouth; Dianna (Victor) McKenzie, Belmont; Jonathan (Sabrina) McGee, Crowes Mills; brother, Robert "Bobby" (Lorraine) Smith, Debert; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life 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

BROOKS, Beulah Mary – 76, Bible Hill, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. A celebration of life will be held at a later date with burial in Bible Hill Cemetery. For full obituary, please go to www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WENHAM, Terence "Terry" William – Age 75, Little Bass River, Colchester County passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 5, 2021 at home. Born in Tenterden, England, he was a son of the late William and Dorothy (Boothby) Wenham. In May of 1968, Terry emigrated from England to Canada with his uncle’s family. He was renowned far and wide for his strawberries, "Terry’s Berries". He loved and appreciated the outdoors and nature. Terry was a lifelong farmer and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed four wheeling and was Vice President of the Colchester Five Islands ATV Club. He was known as the voice of reason and driving force behind the club. His always present smile and humorous comebacks will be truly missed by all that knew him. There will be a gathering for family and friends at a later date. Donations may be made to the Colchester Five Islands ATV Club for "Trail Work". Condolences to Terry’s family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SKIDMORE, Maisie L. – Age 87, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in West Bay, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Reta (Bennett) Willigar. She was a school teacher, having taught in many schools, before returning to Parrsboro where she taught kindergarten until her retirement. She was life member of St. George’s Anglican Church, served as treasurer for the ACW, and was a long serving member of the choir. She is survived by daughters, Marylynn Goguen (Ronnie), Parrsboro; Chantel Yorke (Clinton), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Caleb, Rhianna, Hannah, Nicole, all of Halifax.; sister, Judy Durning (Ted), Economy; brothers, Carl (Suzann), Parrsboro; Doug (Sharon), Back Bay, NB; Roy, Surrey, BC; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John; sisters, Viola, Alice; brothers, Lloyd, Trueman; also, two brothers and two sisters in infancy. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only a private family service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TANNER, Nelson "Leo"Age 48, Hilden. It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Nelson Leo Tanner on March 6, 2021. He was a son of George (Charlotte) Tanner and Sheryl Lynds of Brookfield. Leo is survived by his children, Taylor, Alicia and Madison Tanner; former wife, Dawn Robertson; grandchildren, Aleah, Karter, Addison and Akeem; brothers, Duane (Karin), Hazen (Heather), Jesse (Jamie and family), Bruce (Tiffany and family); grandmother, Izetta Lynds; nieces, Mya, Samantha and Layla as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; others close to his heart, Melody Merriam, Autumn Merriam, Jayden Sylliboy, Savannah Wood and Payton Wood. He was predeceased by his son, Ryan Chapman; sisters, Tammy and Zerlina Tanner; grandmother, Dorothy Tanner; grandfather, Arthur Lynds; uncles, Johnny Tanner and Chris Tanner. Leo was an employee of Intertape Polymer for twenty-eight years. Donations in Leo’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A visitation (by-invitation only) was held March 13th with a Memorial Service (by-invitation only) with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. COVID-19 restrictions in place. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58pm (Atlantic Time) and is available along with condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSON, John Andrew "Andy" – Age 55, Onslow, passed March 7, 2021. He was a son of John Durwood "Jack" Johnson, Lower Truro and Marjorie Ethel Johnson, (Cotter), Winnipeg, MB. Andy was a long haul truck driver for many years, driving all over Canada and the US as an owner/operator. In recent years he operated heavy machinery at various construction sites from Nova Scotia to Alberta. He also loved to spend most of his spare time behind the wheel, off-roading with friends in his favourite "toy" trucks, landscaping, riding motorcycles and snowmobiles and working on various classic cars and racecars over the years. He loved road trips with his daughter and was a big kid at heart, always fascinated by toys and puzzles and was happiest being outside. He is survived by his daughter, Megan; parents, Jack and Marjorie; brothers, Dave, Eric and Bruce; sister, Susan (Giffin) and many nieces and nephews. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Mental Health Association. 

There will be no service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences are available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

GLASS, Elizabeth Agnes – Age 66, Truro formerly of Hilden. It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, Elizabeth "Liz" (Chestnut) Glass on March 11, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, NS. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Warren Stewart Charles Glass, as well as her parents, Elmer and Agnes (Cole) Chestnut; brother, Robert and sister, Judy Prodger; in-laws, Leyland and Madeline (Weatherby) Glass; brothers-in-law, Brian Glass and Lloyd Pearston. Liz is survived by her two daughters, Lindsay MacCallum, Truro and Lisa Glass, Cole Harbour; her four grandchildren, Bryan (Brittney), Rachel and Lucas MacCallum and Leighlend Taylor; siblings, Arnold (Sally), Wolfe Island, ON, Arthur, George (Bev), Richard (Geraldine) Chestnut, Ruth Pearston, Margaret Ann (Andrew) Dauphinee and Mable (Ernie) Dickson, all of Truro as well as Aunt Jennie Perkins, Wallace; brothers-in-law, Bruce (Carol), Lindsay, ON; Ian (Linda), Tatamagouche, Hugh (Marlene), Dartmouth; sister-in-law, Theresa Glass, Onslow Mountain and Cathy Chestnut, Truro as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. In her younger years, Liz enjoyed volunteering with the Knox United Church Youth Group in Brookfield. She worked at Sobeys for 31 years in both Truro locations and Zellers for many years prior to that. Most recently, she had retired and was starting to enjoy the freedom that retirement brings, although with COVID-19, she was unable to travel as much as she would have liked. She, however, had started attending Chair Yoga at the Frist United Church in Truro with her friend, Judy. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the staff who were working in the CEHHC Emergency Department on the day that Mom passed. We especially want to thank Dr. Tim Holland, Courtney Jayasinghe, RN, and Kathy Leadlay, paramedic, along with all of the staff who helped with Mom’s care. Special thanks to Dr. Don Rowe for the many years of wonderful care she received from you, you are a wonderful, gifted man whom she had the privilege of knowing for many years. Donations in Liz’s name may be made to Spinal Cord research at Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia) (thespine.ca) or a charity of your choice. A visitation was held March 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPENCER, Winnifred Helen – Age 75, Londonderry Station. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother on March 15, 2021 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Springhill on October 21, 1945, Winnie was a daughter of the late Albert and Grace (Adams) Higgins of Londonderry Station. She is survived by her children, Christopher (Cindy), Debert, Tanya (Patrick), Londonderry, Trevor (Arran), Londonderry Station; brother, Thomas, Truro; sisters, Marjorie (Ruebon), Amherst, Mary (Robert), Truro, Jewell, Truro and Priscilla, Truro. Also survived by many well-loved grandchildren, Tessa, Brooke (Mike), Carly, McKayla, Alicia and Wyatt; step grandchildren, Chellcea and Brandon; great grandchildren, Arlo, Isla and Okly; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Sharon. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Dennie Spencer; two sons in infancy, Gary Dennis and Kirk Martin; brother, Gary; sisters, Lee Wood, Lil Mitchell; sister-in-law, Maria; brothers-in-law, Stan, Prescott, Llewellyn, Fred and John.In Winnie’s earlier years, she worked as a caregiver and foster mother to several children. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the VON staff and Palliative Care for their care and kindness which allowed Winnie to remain at home in her final days. A special thank you to Peter and the staff of the Medicine Shoppe on Robie Street. There is no service per Winnie’s wishes. There will be a private family service at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village with Mr. Cory Lunn officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VON or Palliative Care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BARKHOUSE (Fulton), Carol Ann - Our sunflower, Carol Ann Barkhouse (Fulton) passed away March 15, 2021 peacefully at home with her family at her side. Carol’s mantra was "the measure you give will be the measure that you get back" Luke 6:37-38. Carol gave much to all who knew her and was loved in return. Carol is now resting in the loving arms of her father, Harlan Fulton; mother, Lorna Fulton, and aunt, Athalie Kennedy who also left us too soon. She was deeply loved by her children, Bill Barkhouse (Reby), Blake Barkhouse (Cathy) and April Stroink (Joachim) and her granddaughters, Kate Barkhouse, Julia Barkhouse, Anneke Stroink, and Zofia Stroink. Her husband of 56 years, Ronald Barkhouse has been given strict instructions on how to live without her, but we know her many notes will never replace our loss of wife, mother, sister, and aunt. Carol was an entrepreneur, elementary school teacher and blueberry farmer. She and her beloved brother David Fulton worked the blueberry fields’ side-by-side in Castlereigh. A self-proclaimed "country girl" Carol loved to be outside whether in her sunflower garden at the cottage or snowmobiling at the camp. Carol was kindness and love personified. She left this world far better than she found it just by being in it. May Carol’s life of positivity and strength regardless of circumstance be a lesson to us all. Donations to celebrate Carol’s life can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Society or Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park in Bass River.

RUSHTON, Lorraine Mae - We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing  on March 17, 2021 of Lorraine Mae Rushton, 66 of Bass River. She was the daughter of the late Randall and Emily (MacKinnon) Boggs. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her, sister Kathy Rector; and nephew, Peter Aubrey. Survived by beloved sons, Aubrey (Tiffany), Troy (Betty); and cherished granddaughter, Emily; sisters, Helen (Roger), Donna (Randy); brother, Paul; brother-in-law, Kevin, several nieces and nephews. She worked at the Dominion Chair Company Store for several years. She was well known as a hardworking house cleaner. She enjoyed the people and her work. She was always so grateful for all the help people gave her. Her home was a place of comfort for many, everyone was welcome. She took great pride in caring for her home, happily decorating it for every occasion and season. Many were the recipients of her delicious home-made donuts. She will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place.

In keeping with Lorraine’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice. A message of condolence for the family may be left by posting your comment with www.arimatheafuneral.ca 

MILLER, Clarissa "Anne" – Age 84, Truro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at home. Born in Truro she was a daughter of the late Louise (Flemming) Hardy. Anne was a member of Brunswick Street United Church. She loved having people visit her. When raising her family on Tor Street, her home was a revolving door of family and friends! Anne loved her children and grandchildren and was very supportive of all their endeavours. She made beautiful brown bread and was a wonderful knitter. You never caught her at home if she could be out with family and friends on a road trip. Anne was the "family’s rock" - a very strong, brave and kind lady that would help anyone in need. Anne is survived by children, Janice (Stephen) Groves, Cindy Crowell (Gerry), both of Onslow, Sharon Miller, Truro, James (Heather) Miller, Westville; grandchildren, Allyson Groves, Brady Groves, Michael (Danielle) Crowell, Jenna Crowell, Aaron Gratto, Mitchell Gratto, Cole Miller, Megan Miller, Kyle Gratto and great grandson, Carter Gratto; sister, Nancy (Darrel) Hutt and brother, Doug (Crystal) Burgess; several nieces and nephews and special friends. Mom was predeceased by and now reunited in heaven with her husband, our Dad, Freeman Miller. She was also predeceased by brothers, Larry, Dave, Teddy and Ronnie. Donations in Anne’s memory may be made to Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 415 Exmouth St., Unit 101, Sarnia, ON, N7T 8A4. A public visitation was held March 25th followed by a private family service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS, with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Watson Cemetery. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58pm (Atlantic Standard Time) and is available along with condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GOODWIN, Laurie Elizabeth – Age 67, Masstown. It is with saddened hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Laurie Goodwin, after losing her battle with breast cancer on March 21, 2021. She was born on July 31, 1953 in Matapédia, Quebec to Freda and Ted Caldwell. Laurie was passionate about her family, cooking and crafts. She had a love of animals, especially for her cat, Sasha Dawn. Laurie is survived and missed dearly by her partner in life, Donald Dahr; sons, Paul and Josh; daughter, Shannon (Travis); step-daughter, Rachel (Andrew); step-son, Donald (Stephen); grandchildren, Ty, Liam, Jeremy, Johnathan, Christian, Tyler, Bryanna and Gabriel; great granddaughter, Zowie; brother, Billy and sisters, Nan, Lynn and BJ along with many nieces and nephews. Laurie was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Bobby and Harry and sisters, Gayle, Glenda, Judy, Helen, Fran and Kathy. Laurie put up a brave fight and heaven now has another Angel. We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Smith, Angela and the entire Palliative VON team for their care and compassion in the short time that they cared for our mother. Donations in Laurie’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A Memorial Service - by invitation only, will be held on April 10th at 2 pm with Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Live webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58pm (Atlantic Standard Time) and is available along with online condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

BROWN, Shirley W. – Age 87, of Athol passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at home. Born in Southampton, he was a son of the late Carl and Elsie (Ripley) Brown. Shirley was employed at the Interprovincial School for the Education of the Deaf in Amherst for many years. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Beverly, Carol; brothers, Nordby and Huxley. A private graveside service will be held at the Southampton 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


March 2021

MABERRY, Terrence Ray "Terry" - 69, Westchester Station, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Welland, Ontario, he was the son of Eileen (Webb) Brown, Westchester Station and the late Ray Maberry. Along with his mother, Terry is survived by his children, Terrence (Lynn) Maberry and Tracey Gallinger, Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, Jesse Maberry, Everett Maberry, Robin Maberry, Kyla Gallinger, Edmonton, Alberta; sisters, Carol Maberry, Truro; Laura (Max) Fisher, Middle Stewiacke; his large extended Webb family and many friends. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Paul Maberry; sister, Wanda Maberry-Brown. Since Terry didn’t want "a fuss", there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McNUTT (Faulkner), Marjorie IreneAge 86, Truro. It is with great sadness that the family of Marjorie Irene (Faulkner) McNutt announce her passing on January 23, 2021 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Margaret Faulkner. Marjorie is survived by daughters, Sandra (James) Johnson, North River and Barbara Lindsay, Truro; sons, David, Oxford and Thomas, Fort McMurray, AB; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; sisters, Nita Purdy, Bible Hill and Dallas Fraser, Truro. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William Henry; sons, Martin, Stephen and Michael; son-in-law, Paul Lindsay; daughter-in-law, Dawn McNutt; brother, Curtis Faulkner. Arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. At her request and due to COVID-19 concerns, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Interment at a later date in Aenon Baptist Cemetery, North River. Donations may be made to the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRIS, Douglas R. ‘Doug’ -  Age 89, of Alton, Colchester County passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Battle, Sussex, England, he was a son of the late Reg and Marjorie (Brignell) Morris. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Williams); a daughter, Joyce Henderson (Mike), Five Islands; a son, Allan Morris, Meaghers Grant; a sister, Nancy Morris, Neath, Wales; a nephew, Geoffrey Morris, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England; grandchildren, Nick, Mike, Carrie, Josh; two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Gavin, Jimmy in infancy. In keeping with Doug’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Johovah’s Witness in Shubenacadie. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

BOERTJES, Mary Jean - 73, Lower Debert. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Jean Boertjes on January 30, 2021, after a long battle with cancer at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. She was predeceased by her parents, Audrey and Elmer Angevine and her sister, Gail Oliver. She is lovingly remembered by her husband and truest companion of 51 years, John; children, René (Jamie), Nicole (Dave), Stephanie (Jeff) and Adam (Sarah); grandchildren, Ryan, Holly, Austin, Hannah, and Caleb; brothers, Robert (Debbie); Richard (Shelley) and as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Although born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Jeanne was raised in Mississauga, Ontario. Private family funeral service was held Thursday, February 4, 2021, at the John Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Pastor Nick Baas officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MILLEN, Diane Eunice – Age 61, Bass River, passed away on February 3, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro and growing up in Londonderry, she was a daughter of Shirley (Flynn) and the late Everett Ryan. Diane had a heart for children, being a foster mom for many. She was well loved by her entire family. She took great pride in caring for her home and also enjoyed bingo and knitting. Her kind and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. Along with her mother, she is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dennis; her children, Allan (Bobbi Joe Lynds), Ryan (Tania Bryanton), Sarah (Allan Miller); grandchildren, James Millen, Dawson Millen, Hailey Miller, Carter Miller, Zoey Ralph-Millen, Sophia Millen, as well as Little Emma; sisters, Tammy (Dan) Garnhum, Skip Ryan (Joanne Kent); many nieces and nephews. Diane thought the world of her kids, grandchildren and foster kids. She will never be forgotten. A special appreciation goes to Dr. Donald Rowe and the staff of the CEHHC for the care which you provided to Diane. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. No service at this time. Interment will be held at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. If so desired, donations in Diane’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia. 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

THOMPSON (Wellwood), Juliette Louise – Age 63, Great Village. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Juliette Louise Wellwood. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of late Leslie Winford Wellwood and Victoria Constance Debay. Juliette is survived by her son, Tim (Tasha) Metlin; daughters, Rachelle (Clinton) Larue, Nicole (Gerald) Thompson; sisters, Mary Fisher, April Hau, Vicki Wellwood; stepsisters, Betty and Phyllis; brothers, Kirk Debay and Robert Wellwood; grandchildren, Tenielle, Bradley, Dakota, T.J, Austin, Gavin, Kayla, Jamie-lee, Ransom, Nolan, Riley and James.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Anthony Metlin and her second husband, James Thompson; sister, Deborah Wellwood; brother, Amos Wellwood and daughter, Amanda Metlin. Juliette was a kind, loving, family orientated person. She loved being in her gardens. She had quite the magical green thumb and she displayed her talents with her beautiful flower beds. Juliette was a strong-willed woman and was an overall joy to be around. Her humour was the best, but her laughter was contagious. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Legion, as she was a part of the legion in Great Village. She also loved playing Skip-Bo with her friends and family. She fought her hardest through-out her life - it definitely wasn’t easy - but every time she fought, she would shine. She was truly an inspiration. The best sister, daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was the definition of beautiful. A service by-invitation only was held on February 7th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Live webcast of the service is available along with online condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TAYLOR, Neil Edward – 86, Belmont, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, with his family by his side, following a brief illness. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late Archie and Jean (Morrison) Taylor. Neil is survived by his son, Greg (Tena) Taylor, West Porters Lake; daughter, Lisa Norrie, Upper Sackville; grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Jarrett Norrie, Zachary Taylor, Shawn Norrie, Lindsay Norrie; sisters, Barbara (Bernard) Gill, Ontario; Elizabeth Downing, Economy; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Neil was predeceased by the love of his life, Aldene; brother, Douglas (Letitia) Taylor; brother-in-law, Burrell Downing; foster uncle, Robert Abbott. Service 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

GLAWSON, Douglas Emery – Age 94, Truro. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on February 7th, 2021 at the age of 94. Douglas was born in Oak Lake, Manitoba. For most of his working years, he was a businessman in the logging industry. He was an active member of the St. John’s Anglican Church and was well-known for his pancake suppers. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #43 and the Central Shriners Club. In his retirement years, Douglas enjoyed participating in bowling leagues and attending senior dances where he and Helen loved to Polka. He made many special friends during his enjoyable winters in Florida. One of his greatest pastimes was playing cards and sitting around the campfire with his camping friends. Douglas was most passionate about gathering together with his brothers and sisters, kids and grandkids. His kindness, wisdom and enthusiasm for helping others touched many lives. Douglas is survived by his beloved wife, Helen; his adored children, Cindy (David) Fulton, Truro, Janice (Calvin) Purdy, Brookside and Darrell (Donna) Terry, Truro. Douglas leaves his cherished grandchildren, Mason Fulton (Ashley Wicks), Vancouver, BC, Mandy Fulton (Misha Rabinovich), Toronto, ON, Kaeleigh Purdy (Cody Burns), Onslow Mtn., Brett Purdy (Angela MacKeigan), Truro, Trevor (Shannon) Terry, Riverview, NB and Todd Terry, Truro. He leaves behind four great grandchildren. Douglas also leaves his dearly loved siblings, Duncan (Dorothy) Glawson, Jean Fraser, Elva (Fred) Fraser and Harris (Agnes) Glawson. He was predeceased by his parents, Wallace and Hazel Glawson; siblings, Edith Messervey, Harold Glawson, Gladys Prest and Kenny Glawson. A private family funeral service will be held in St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro with the Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Spring Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. We thank all of his caregivers at The Mira Nursing Home for their exceptional support and care. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission or charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SCOTT, Anderson Rae Age 16, Debert. With broken hearts, Anderson’s family sadly announce his sudden passing on February 8, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He is survived by his father, Rae (Heather), Debert and his mother, Christal (Brian), Truro Heights; sister, Jessie; brother, Preston; step-brothers, Michael and Mitchell; step-sister, Kaitlyn; grandparents, Phylis Bushie, Susan Scott, Kathryn and Ian Campbell, Wayne and Mary Fillmore; aunts, Trudy, Cheryl-Ann; uncles, David, Lawrence, Brandon (Christie), Wayne (Mel), Jamie (Jayme); numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Anderson was pre-deceased by grandfathers, Byron Bushie and Carl MacDougall; uncle, Clinton Jordan.

Anderson loved his music and hanging out with friends. He was fond of all animals especially his dog, Sam. Donations may be made to the C.M.H.A. of NS. A special by-invitation only Celebration of Life service was held February 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. with Mr. John Reeves officiating. Condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GEORGE, April Dawn – 46, Bass River, Colchester Co., passed away suddenly on February 8, 2021 at home. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Gail (Urquhart) and the late Richard Rushton. April had a great love for her "fur babies," one Boston terrier and two French Bulldogs. She also enjoyed her home in Bass River. She was truly devoted to her husband, Kevin, and was always there by his side going for drives. April loved being with her grandchildren - family and friends were her life. April enjoyed calling her cousin, Daphne Nickerson every day to see how things were going. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Kevin; mother, Gail Rushton; son, Justin Rushton (Nicole Coates); brother, Rick Rushton (Lindsay); grandchildren, Summer-Lynn and Malaci; her in-laws, Lisa Savage (Allan), Pamela George (Perry), Angela Kent, Louis George, step father in law, Bob Buchanan, mother in law, Mary George; special niece and nephew, Tanisha Rushton and Dylan Rushton; many uncles aunts and cousins. Besides her father, she was predeceased by grandson, Asher. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at a later date in Bass River Baptist Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BEST, J. William ‘Bill’ – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 peacefully at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late James A. and Alfretta L. (Moore) Best. Bill is survived by his wife, Henrietta (Gilbert) Best; a step-daughter, Claudia Hermans (Gerard), Woodstock, Ont.; grandchildren, Kimberley Fowler (Justin) and Gregory Hermans (Nancy); great grandchildren, Stella and Warren Fowler; Finn and Oliver Hermans; special nephew, Dave Roberts (Brenda); special sisters-in-law, Betty Gilbert and Eileen VanderKooi (Brant). He was predeceased by sisters, Emma, Winnifred, Eva, Gladys; brothers, William, Lloyd, Arthur, Fred, Claude. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MOORE, Rev. Roger Kenneth – 76, Hilden, died peacefully on February 17, 2021 at home in his 76th year. Born in May of 1944, he was the only son of the late Charles and Lucilla (Gill) Moore of Trenton, NS, where he grew up feeling loved and thoroughly enjoying his childhood. Called to the Christian Ministry, Roger studied at Bethany Bible College in Sussex, NB then on to Nazarene University in Colorado Springs and lastly receiving his Master in Divinity Degree from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. He was ordained to the Ministry in 1969, pastored churches in Markdale and Cambridge, ON, Saint John, NB, Moser River, Bass River – Economy and Five Islands, Margaretsville and Springhill, St. Peter’s, Port Hood and Inverness, Cape Breton. Roger was always interested in Biblical Scholarship. He served on the United Church of Canada on Education and Student Committee and the Conference Interview Board for many years. He belonged to the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Upon his retirement in 2010, he was appointed as Minister of Faith Formation for First United Church in Truro. In this position, he conducted a well-attended critical Bible Study Group as well as a film appreciation group for many years. Some folks in many communities will remember him best as a magician who loved to perform for children. Others will recall that he was a model maker who built beautiful dollhouses and model ships, some of which still are displayed in various museums in the Maritimes. Roger was predeceased by his wife, Moira Grace Kay in 2016. He is survived and will be missed by daughters, Tanya (Fran) and Elizabeth (Donnie) of Saint John, NB; grandchildren, Paul (Jamie), Kiersten (Nigel),Cody, Emma, Tiana, Steven, Tyler, Mya, Nicholas and Alexander and great grandchildren, Juliette, Violet, Samuel and Tyanna. In his senior years, he enjoyed a special relationship with his dear friend and travelling companion, Anne Brown. Roger followed the philosophy of John Wesley, "Do all the good you can, for as many people as you can, for as long as you can."

Respecting his wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. First United Church in Truro will acknowledge his Ministry during a regular worship service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting  www.ColchesterCommunity.com


February 2021

FILLMORE, David C. – Age 77, of Spencer’s Island passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was a son of the late Dr. Eric and Jean (Giberson) Fillmore (Montreal), grandson of the late Dr. Millard J Fillmore and wife Jessie (Crowell) Fillmore (Advocate Harbour), grandson of the late Perley Giberson and Nellie (Green) Giberson (Stellarton), and great grandson of the late Dr. Edward Fillmore and wife Nellie (Amos) Fillmore (Spencer’s Island). A talented pilot, David loved to fly and worked as a bush pilot in his early years in Northern Ontario. He was also trained as a mechanic and landscaper, skills he put to use building a property maintenance business upon his return to Nova Scotia, becoming known up and down the Parrsboro shore for his excellent care of numerous cemeteries and private properties. He had his mother’s love of music and sang regularly at open mike and karaoke gatherings from Parrsboro to Moncton. He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Turgeon, Lakewood Ranch, Florida; grandchildren Sydney, Kyle, and Chloe; a brother, Peter (Lynn), Ottawa; a sister Heather, Kitchener; and numerous cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by son Jonathon who passed away at age twelve. The family expresses deep and heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of the South Cumberland Community Care Centre in Parrsboro, for the excellent care he received there. A private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate Cemetery or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. For online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROSS, Maxwell A. - Age 81 of Fraserville passed away peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2020 at home. Born on Broad Street, Truro, he was the son of the late Archibald and Helen (Welch) Ross. He enlisted in the Canadian Guard as a young man, then began his life career as a lumberman, employing many over the decades. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Lake) Ross; sons, Mackie (Sandra), Fraserville; Kevin (Valerie), Windsor; sisters, Carol Williamson (Danny), Waterloo, Ont.; Peggy Janson (Peter), Bonita Springs, FL; brother, Kenneth Ross, Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Kristen, Lesley, Jessie, Mallory, Helen, Jacob, Hayley, Madelyn; great grandchildren, Maxwell and Emmerson. He was predeceased by step-father, Welesley Crossman; grandparents, Walter and Jessie (Shipley) Welch; brothers, Murdoch and Wayne. A private graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Fraserville Union Church, Fraserville or Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithfuneralhome.com

McCURDY, Linda Anne – Age 81, Central Onslow, passed away on December 21, 2020 at home. Born in Debert, she was a daughter of Sidney McCully and Lillian (Geldart). Upon graduating from Acadia University in 1961, Linda married Earl Lindsay McCurdy of Middle Musquodoboit. Soon after, Linda and Earl were posted to Zweibrücken, West Germany where their first two sons, Dan and Barry, were born. Their third son, Chris, followed soon after when Earl and Linda were posted back to Chicoutimi, QC. As with many military families of the time, the next twenty years were spent moving around Eastern Canada. Linda had her hands full as she raised three boys when Earl was away on lengthy exercises. In many ways, she was the glue that held our family together. Nova Scotia was always home. Her happiest days were spent with Earl, family and dogs at the family cottage on Isaac’s Lake. Mom always kept busy with her knitting, quilting, card play, curling and golfing. Mom was a special person in many lives and she will leave a hole in the hearts of her sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, Stacey, extended family, friends and neighbours. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Earl. She is survived by her 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, Gillian Davidson; sisters, Irene, Priscilla, Donna; sister-in-law, Ruth as well as nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. A private family service was held December 29th in Colchester Community Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Interment followed the service in Debert Cemetery (Plains Road). Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to the VON or the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CHISHOLM, Earl Wesley– 93, Debert. It is with sadness that we inform you of the peaceful passing of Earl Wesley Chisholm on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Debert, he was a son of the late William and Emma (McCully) Chisholm. Earl leaves behind his beloved wife, Goldie (Conrad); son, Robert (Gerene), Truro; daughters, Marguerite Reid, Riverview, New Brunswick; Annette (Carl) Giddens, Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren, Stephany, Sarah, Sandra, Christopher, Mark, Marie Claude, Emma; great grandchildren, Marcus, James, Owen, Thomas, Gabrielle, Avie, Neil, Daylan; brothers, Angus (June) Chisholm, Bedford; Frank (Barbara) Chisholm, Sackville, New Brunswick; sister-in-law, Ruth Chisholm, Truro; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Carl, Merle; son-in-law, Neil Reid; great granddaughter, Amelia. Earl and Goldie were happily married for 66 years, living the major part of his life in Debert. He commenced his working career on the family farm at an early age and then joined CNR Signal Department in 1953, from which he retired in 1987 after 34 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed many happy hours woodworking with Everett McCully and riding around on his red tractor. He was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro, where he volunteered on a regular basis, and was also an adherent member of Debert United Church. An avid volunteer, Earl was an active member of Debert Community Council from which he received a certificate for his dedication to the community. He served in excess of 40 years as Chairman of Debert Cemetery Committee and helped with cemetery maintenance. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Due to Covid-19, the funeral service and interment will be held at a later date when all family members can attend. If so desired, donations in Earl’s memory to a charity of choice are welcomed. Private messages of condolences may be sent to the family by viewing Earl’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DELOUCHERY, Ada P. – Age, 97, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, December 25, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Fox River, she was the youngest child of the late Charles and Eva (Parsons) Carey. Ada was predeceased by her husband, Cyril, the love of her life; her sister, Neta (Morton); brother, Layton Carey; a daughter, Marsha Day. She is survived by daughters, Nayda Delouchery, Parrsboro; Charlene Roberts (Paul), Kitchener, Ont.; Grandma to David Delouchery (Nadine) and Tara Simms (Chris), of New Hamburg, Ont.; Joe Day (Kristen) and Emma Day-Busch (Graham), Victoria, B.C.; Great-Grandma to Rachel, Vivian, Bethany, Cicely, James, Henry and Piper. Ada was owner of Delouchery Boutique, of Halifax (in the late 60's), later evolving into Delouchery Antiques and Old Books, eventually relocating to Parrsboro. She was a past member of Parrsboro Historical Society and the Parrsboro Art Guild. The family would like to thank the many nurses and support staff for their kindness, caring and patience involved in their mother's care. A graveside memorial service was held December 31, 2020 at the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery, Pastor David Forbes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROODE, Faye Berta – 79, Truro, formerly of Belmont passed away on Christmas Day 2020 in the Mira Nursing Home, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late James and Rita (Totten) Roode. Faye was a woman of great humour, someone who could make you laugh by just singing a song. She enjoyed playing cards, her favourite game being crazy eights. Faye loved driving to see the sights of Nova Scotia or re-visiting the neighbourhood where she grew up. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh and the dance moves she brought anywhere she went. Faye is survived by her daughter, Kim (John Livingstone), Merigomish; grandchildren, Kayla Rushton (Damon Currie), Daniel McLaren (Laura Fraser), Kaitlyn McLaren (Matthew Peppard), all of Truro and Carl Duffy, Merigomish; great grandchildren, Hunter Rushton-Marriott and Charlotte Fraser both of Truro; sister, Geraldine Caverly; brothers, Jimmy Roode and Ray Roode; nieces and nephews. There will be no service at this time. Interment to take place in the spring of 2021 in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, NS, B2N 5H2. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BRIDGEWATER, Elizabeth Hope - The death of Elizabeth Hope Bridgewater, age 89, occurred on December 26, 2020 in All Saints Springhill Hospital, Palliative Care, following a recent illness. Hope was born in 1931 to Lillian (Tuttle) and Heber Tratt in Wentworth. Hope was predeceased by her parents and by sisters, Gertrude Tratt, Elsie (Alton) Langille, Grace Tratt and by her brother, Wilfred (Barbara) Tratt. Survivors are Hope’s beloved son, Gregory Bridgewater, Wentworth, sister, Greta Tratt, East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash; niece, Janet Tratt, Fredericton; sister-in-law, Barbara Tratt, Fredericton. As Co-ordinator of Children’s and Young Adult Services in the former Halifax City Regional Library system, Hope was an outstanding accomplished librarian (B.A., M.A., M.L.S.) and leader, delighting children with story, puppetry, inspirations and knowledge. With her highly valued staff colleagues, Hope was the catalyst for delivering great public library service to parents and children in Halifax. Following retirement, Hope enjoyed a fulfilling and active life in her cherished Wentworth with her son Gregory. There were many contributions to community events and organizations and, with her superior writing skills, many excellent newspaper articles celebrating life in the Wentworth area. With her passion for books and reading, lifelong learning, nature and social justice, Hope enriched the lives of many people. She will be greatly missed. Warm thanks are expressed to Jordan Sprague, Carol Hyslop, Melissa Langille, Barbara Palmer and cousin, Faye Langille, who provided much needed support and friendship to Hope and Gregory at this stressful time. If one desires to donate in Hope’s honour, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Wentworth Community Library & C@Psite (13371 Highway 4, Wentworth, NS, B0M 1Z0), an organization for which Hope was Vice-President for up until the time of her death, are greatly appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to MacDiarmid's Funeral Home and Crematorium, Oxford. A private service will take place at a later date

HUGHES, Michael L. – Age 69, of Halifax passed away peacefully on Monday, December 27, 2020 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (VG Site), Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Leo and Marion (Skerry) Hughes. Michael was a painter by trade. He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Henwood; brothers, Brad, Kentville; Billy and Mark, Halifax; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. Funeral service was held December 30, 2020 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial followed in the Parrsboro Roads 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

HATFIELD, Gerald Herbert Age 76, Lower Onslow, passed away on December 27, 2020. Born in Fraserville, Cumberland County on December 28, 1943, he was a son of the late Herbert Johnson and Myrna Fern (Knowlton) Hatfield. Gerald was the owner of Reliable Maintenance Service. A business that served Colchester and Cumberland Counties for 35 years. Gerald, an active outdoors man, enjoyed hunting, fishing, foraging and gardening. He was a kind, soft-hearted man with outstanding patience. Left with fond and loving memories are his wife of 51 years, Sharon Lee (Piché); his children, Jeramie (Melany) of Amherst, Shawn (Carol) of Lower Onslow, Leah of Halifax, Joel (Tara-Dawn) of Truro; grandchildren, Matthew, Dominic (Jessica), Divine, Renie, Caden, Connor and great grandson, Micah; brothers, Eric and Eugene (Sheila). Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Rose and his sister-in-law, Kathy. A memorial service was held January 1, 2021. It was held on Zoom and officiated by Mr. David Spence, a local elder of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACKENZIE, Karl Dow – Age 97, Pictou, formerly Truro. The family of Karl D. MacKenzie (CWO, RSM KD MacKenzie) of Truro regret to announce his passing in the Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou, NS. He leaves behind to carry on, his three daughters, Patricia MacKenzie Smart, Economy, Jane Slash, Keremeos, BC, Rebecca MacKenzie Henderson, Springville; five grandchildren, Colleen Connolly, Economy, Joe Connolly (Christine), West New Annan, Carli Dunbar Reid (Phillip), Edmonton, AB., Richard Dunbar (Charlena), McLellans Brook, MacKenzie Smith (Stephanie); step grandchildren, Bonnie Smart Borden (Jeff), Kim Smart and Colin Smart; great grandchildren, Carli, Brett and Brady. He also leaves behind sister-in-law, Shirley Weatherbee and family; nieces, Ann and Joanne Hamilton and families, Penny MacKenzie and family. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon MacKenzie, Donald, Philip and Hugh Hamilton; sisters, Helen, Alma and Dorothy; mother, Lida Fisher Hamilton and father, Maynard MacKenzie. Dad served 32 years with the Canadian Army - his second family. Serving in theatres of war in Europe, Korea and Cyprus with The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, The Princess Louise Fusiliers, The Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa and the First Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment. In 1972, he retired to his hometown of Truro. After losing his beloved wife, Ethel "Fluff", "Bun," his world wasn't the same. At the great age of 97 years, he was ready to take his crib board and go have a game with Mum which he would lose with much grumbling. He leaves behind a hole in our world. The family sincerely thanks all the staff of the Northumberland Veterans Unit, Pictou for the excellent care they gave Dad, keeping him physically and mentally active during his two year stay there. They go above and beyond in caring for their clients. No visitation or service by 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

LEGERE, Marion F. – Age 85, of Parrsboro and formerly of Ward’s Brook passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Ward’s Brook, she was a daughter of the late Perry and Marie (Allen) Dowe. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Varner (Tony), Diligent River; sons, Michael (Ramona), Dartmouth; Steven (Debbie), Truro; Tim (Susan), Bass River; Trevor (January), Parrsboro; sisters, Leona Dowe, Ward’s Brook; Althea Legere (Pat), Enfield; Ruby Crossman, Halifax; Faye George (Willie), Rockwood, Ont.; Helen George (Johnny), Acton, Ont.; brothers, Allan (Judy), Ward’s Brook; Kenny (Carol), Diligent River; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; a sister, Vivian; brothers, Isaac, Sterling, Wilson, Perry. A private graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Ralph Manning - 94 years young passed peacefully on Wednesday December 30, 2020 in Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Hospital where he resided for 7 years. Ralph was a lifelong and valued member of the community of Truro, born on August 3, 1926, to Charles and Christena (McKenzie) Davis. He is survived by his sons, Kelvin and wife Marlene, Timberlea; Stephen and husband, David LeFort, Grand Etang; Mark, Bolton, Ont.; his sister, Ruth (MacFarlane), Stellarton; great-grand and granddaughters, nephews and nieces, extended family and friends. Ralph was predeceased by his dearest wife, Elizabeth; and eldest son, Richard had many fond memories of a happy childhood, canine pets and youthful pursuits that prepared him for proud service during the war and afterwards assisting returning POW's. A handyman with many skills, Ralph built two homes for his growing family of active boys. Following retirement from Maritime Telephone and Telegraph Co. (1989), he served as volunteer to the Truro Fire Brigade, the Truro Legion and the First United Church. Ralph was happiest gardening and in the company of Elizabeth and their granddaughters, Tanya, Angela, Maria, Ashley, Jessica and Michelle. Dad was a wit and a mimic at parties and enjoyed his life most fully! Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com Interment and tribute to be held in the spring in Watson Cemetery, East Prince St., Truro. The family wants to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to the wonderful Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Hospital, Garrison Five West staff and volunteers for their gentle care for all our veterans. And to you who knew our dad and shared his kindness, thank you for your love.

FERGUSON, Miles Trevor - Age 64, Wentworth, passed away peacefully at the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Pugwash on December 31, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Born in Digby, he was the son of Beverly (Bell) Ferguson and the late David Ferguson. Along with his mother, he is survived by his spouse, Veronica McKinnon; son, Adam Ferguson and three granddaughters Ainsley, Rilee, and Madi Ferguson. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his son, Trevor Ferguson and his brother, Matt Ferguson. From an early age, Miles worked in the trucking industry, travelling across the country and the US. In recent years he was self-employed, trucking in the local area. Miles had a passion for snowmobiling, four wheeling, motorcycles and antique cars. He had a great love for his four legged companions and will be missed by his special girl Kaycee.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester Branch - SPCA. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Interment will be held at a later time in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. A gathering of friends and family will also take place at a later date. Online messages of condolence may be sent to Miles’ family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BROWN, M. Geraldine – Age 89, of White Birches, Amherst, and formerly of Mapleton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Jerry and Hattie (Matheson) Brine. She is survived by daughters, Mary Partridge (Andrew), Dorchester; Jo-Ann Martin (Bill), Springhill; a son, Curtis (Lynn), Amherst; a sister, Lorraine Rector, Geary, N.B.; a brother, Harold (Murriel), Geary, N.B.; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Curtis ‘Buddy’ in 2009; a brother in law, Albert Rector. A private graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MURPHY, John Allison (Jack) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father John Allison Murphy (Jack) on January 7, 2021 at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, in Halifax, at the age of 97. After having afternoon visits with his children he died peacefully that evening. He was born on April 4,1923 in Truro, NS to William Boyd Murphy and Jennie (Dunbar) Murphy. Jack attended school in Truro before entering the Navy in 1942 where he served overseas during WWII on the HMCS Iroquois, participating in the Arctic Convoy known as the Murmansk Run. Upon return to Truro after the war Jack joined his father WB Murphy to work at WB Murphy’s Wholesale. Jack opened the well known Murphy’s Restaurant on Prince Street in the late 1940’s. In addition, he became one of the first owners of the Dairy Queen Franchise in Nova Scotia, situated next to Murphy’s Restaurant. Jack was a hard working business man. He had a unique sense of humour and those of us who knew him well enjoyed the twinkle in his eye and his hearty laughter. He was a very supportive husband and loving father and he will be missed dearly by his family. He met the love of his life, and future wife Mary Becher from Springhill in 1947. They were married in 1949 and went on to have six children. Jack enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes, spending time at Spencer’s Point in the summer, going fishing at the camp in Liscomb with his friends, weekly games of bridge and he also liked to beat anyone in a good game of cribbage. Jack is survived by his children Dean (Kathie) Murphy of Truro, Jenny MacDonald (Bob) of Bible Hill, Joyce Smith of St. John’s NL, Nancy Moore (Bruce) of Valley, Dave (Anne) Murphy of Truro, Robert (Michelle) Murphy of Truro, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife Mary, his grandson Michael Smith, son-in-law Ken Smith, siblings Jean, Bill, Doug, Elaine, and Anne. The family is grateful to the staff of 5East Camp Hill for all of their care and support. Very special thanks to his dear friend and care giver Lois MacLean. A private Memorial Service (due to COVID-19 restrictions) was held January 13 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Jack in a special way may give gifts in his memory to The Michael Beecher Smith Heart Award, Scleroderma Atlantic, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACDONALD, Richard Bernard - 77 – Truro, N.S. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Bernard Macdonald of Truro. With is wife Dianne by his side, he passed on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Pictou County on November 19, 1943, he was the son of the late Bernard and Esther (Langille) MacDonald. Richard loved working at his business, T & R Truck Repair Limited, which he started in 1993 with his son, Trevor. He enjoyed and was grateful for each and every customer, always greeting them with a smile on his face. Richard loved his four-legged "Little Buddy" Tex, loved spending time at the cottage and enjoyed his grandchildren. He was a proud member of St John’s Anglican Church, enjoying Rev. Lori’s 8 am services. Richard had a kind heart, was hard working, strong willed and never gave up. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dianne (McCallum), sister Leona Cooke (Freddie), brother Ron (Shirley) and his sister -in- law, Beverly MacDonald; his children Corina Frank (Ronnie), Trevor (Dianna), Tim (Denise), Todd (Jennifer), Douglas (Winston). He had 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Robert and Douglas, son Scott in infancy, nephew Ricky MacDonald, father-in-law Charles McCallum and Mother-in-law Pansy McCallum. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Funeral Service was held January 14th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with the Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in the spring in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Donations may be made to St John’s Anglican Church, Truro. Online condolences and webcasting are available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WAGSTAFF, Gail C. – Age 72, of Fox River passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Reginald and Irene (Davis) Barron. Gail was a life-long teacher, having taught in numerous schools throughout Nova Scotia, finishing her career at Gods Lake Narrows, Manitoba. After her retirement and returning to Fox River, she enjoyed watching the Toronto Blue Jays, walking the beaches collecting beach glass, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Scott (Darla Pye), Port Greville; Andrew (Marlene), Fox River; three sisters, Joy Shields (Bruce), Middleton; Anita Scott (Wayne), Bedford; Sherri Davis-Barron (Lee Horner), Wakefield, Que.; grandchildren, Rebecca, Travis, Hunter, Neale, Mackenzie; several nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, Marjorie F. – 93, of Five Islands passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Infirmary Site, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late John and Duretta (Killen) MacBurnie. She is survived by daughters, Sharron Brown, Dartmouth; Ardith Jessiman (Andrew), Moncton; sons, Brian (Anna Liza), Moncton; Roger (Linda), Five Islands; Kevin (Sharon), Moncton; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Austin; son-in-law, Richard; a sister, Greta; a brother, Royden; a grandson, Bradley. Due to Covid 19 safety precautions, a Celebration of Marjorie’s Life service will take place in Five Islands once it is safe to do so. A further announcement will be made at that time. Memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Church, Five Islands, the Five Islands Cemetery or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MONT, John "Jack" JamesAge 95, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully in Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill, NS on January 14, 2021 at the age of 95 years. Jack was born in New Glasgow to parents, Harry and Nellie (Moss) Mont. At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Truro where he resided for the rest of his life. He was an employee of the Town of Truro for 44 years and enjoyed a long and healthy life until, at the age of 89 years, he first entered into nursing home care. Jack was a great sports enthusiast. He was devoted to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jack was a resident of Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill for the last four years of his life. Jack is survived by son, Wayne (Marie), Valley and their children, Julie Mont, Cheri Ann (Chris) Flynn and Pam (Jason) Williams; daughter, Sherry Mont, Bible Hill and her children, Kristie (Chris) Newby and Matt MacKay; daughter, Judy (Earle) Rushton, Valley and their children, Joel Rushton and Sarah (Jeremy) Smith. He is also survived by eleven great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Florence (Joan) Alward Mont; brothers, Bill Mont, Walter Mont, Gordon Mont, Irving Mont, Eddy Mont(who was killed overseas in France in WWII) and Kenneth, who died in infancy; sisters, Dorothy Winters and Edith Reid. A special thanks goes out to the staff of Vimy Court for the wonderful care that he received while there. We can’t say enough about their kindness, thoughtfulness and the love they bestowed upon him. They definitely went above and beyond and for that, we are eternally grateful. A private family Graveside Service will be held in the Spring 2021. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FORBES, Ian Grant Jr.– 54, Masstown. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ian Grant Forbes, Jr. Ian passed away at home on Friday evening, January 15, 2021, surrounded by his loving family and Pastor from his church. Ian is survived by his parents, Shirley (Cameron) and Ian Grant Forbes, Sr.; his lifelong love, Sandra (Rushton), Masstown; his daughter, Madison (Mitchell) Faber, Truro; expected grandson, Malachi Ian Paul, Truro; sister, Susan (Aaron) Tooker, Camden; brothers, David (Tammie) Rice, Hilden; John Brimicombe, Upper Stewiacke; Craig (Melanie) Boyd, New Glasgow; Donald Richards, Oxford; Peter Forbes, Moncton, New Brunswick; sister-in-law, Ginny (Dave) Buchanan, Masstown; nephews, Branden Rice, Cody Rushton, Lucas Brimicombe; nieces, Rachel Tooker, Bridgit Tooker, Shelby Tooker, Rylee Rushton, Alyssa Rice, Ashley Brimicombe; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins across the Country, including special cousin, Patrick Micheal Smith, Ontario; father-in-law, Hilton Rushton. Ian was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Leona (Fiddes) Rushton. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations for a trust fund for his grandson, Malachi, are being accepted at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Ian’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McKAY, Sidney "Donald" – 76, Debert, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife, Irene at his side. Born in New Glasgow on October 16, 1944, he was a son of the late Fraser and Beth McKay. He is survived by his second wife, Irene (Cook), Debert; first wife, Jacqueline McKay, River John; He has five children with his first wife and two with his second wife. They are Donald Mike McKay, Debert, Debbie Axworthy, Ontario, Donna (Bill) Sutherland, River John, John (Carol-Ann) McKay, River John, Jamie (Cindy) McKay, River John, David McKay, River John; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Corly McKay (Randy), River John and Marilyn (Bob) Gould, Brule. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Bobby from his second marriage; in-laws, Alfred and Linda Cook. Donald worked for many years with Crossley-Tandus Carpets in Truro. He enjoyed fishing as well as hunting and will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. Interment will be held at a later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. If so desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


January 2021

PULSIFER, Reginald Estess "Reggie", – 60, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully, with loving family at his side, on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Vernon and Barbara (Hanes) Pulsifer. Reggie is survived by his siblings, Carolyn (Jim) Nelson, Brookfield; Bobby Pulsifer (Debbie Burris), Hilden; Brenda (Bob) McCoul, Five Houses; Joan (Paul) Clough, Onslow Mountain; Debbie Glazebrook, St. Stephen’s, NB; David (Annmarie) Pulsifer, McCallum Settlement; Rose (Mike) Nolan, Bible Hill; Wade (Laurie) Pulsifer, Stewiacke; Bonnie Pulsifer (Dave Skinner), Truro; Wendy (Steve) Bonin, Valley; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Cheryl Thompson; brother-in-law, Blake Glazebrook. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BONNELL, William Roy "Billy" – 56, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, November 23, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the youngest son of the late Laurie and Shirley (Beal) Bonnell. Billy is survived by his greatest source of pride, his son, Jason Bonnell, East Mountain; partner, Cathy Connolly, Bible Hill; siblings, Christina Bonnell (Darren Harrison), East Mountain; Fred (Anne Marie) Bonnell, Edmonton, Alberta; Frank (Janice) Bonnell, Harmony Ridge; John (Caren) Bonnell, Bible Hill; Dick Bonnell, Truro; Laurie (Danette) Bonnell, Bible Hill; Susan (Hallie) Hamilton, Middle Stewiacke; Leah (Steve) Beirnes, Edmonton, Alberta; Mary (Matthew) Teed, Masstown; uncle, Toby Beal, Five Islands; several nieces, nephews and cousins, most notably Alice Steadman of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held on Friday, November 27, 2020, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Interment at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMITH, Jason Savage "Jagger"– 27, Central Onslow, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020.  Jason was always smiling and was loved by all for his shining light.  Growing up in Debert, Jason cherished the time that he spent in Ontario with family. Jason is survived by his parents, Sharron Smith, Truro; Steven Smith, Central Onslow; Winnie Lewis, Debert; sister, Jessica Smith (Jeremy), Truro; grandmothers, Marlene Charron, Toronto; Margo Miller, Debert; great uncle, Albert (Bonnie) Johnson, Middleton; aunts, Laura (David) Bordin, Toronto; Chrissy (Shaun) Brnjas’Selose, Uxbridge, ON; Michelle Smith (Doug Curry), Salmon River; Sheryl (Darren) Brooks, Truro; Diane Williams Adams, Calgary, AB; Laura (Burnie) Curran, Terrance, BC; Tanya (Andrew) Houlihan, Sackville; uncles, John (Rose) Smith, Spanish, ON; John (Maureen) Johnson, Truro; Roy Johnson, Toronto; cousins, Kelsey, Mathew and Jamie Smith; Jade and Jordan Selose; Jordan Croucher and Jacob Nelson; many other dear cousins; nephew, Harlen MacDonald who Jason always enjoyed the pure joy of being a kid again with. Jason had a close childhood bond with Scott, Gary, Douglas and Harlen Cameron. Jason’s laughter and compassion will be missed by a wide circle of friends and family. Jason was predeceased by his Grammie, Beryl (Aylward) Johnson; Pap, George Johnson; Grandfathers, Albert Smith; Russell Smith. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held on Monday, December 7, 2020, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Camden Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at:: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com  

BOYD, Frederick J. ‘Fred’ – Age 65, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Monday, November 30, 2020 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Jack B. and Elsie (Glenwright) Boyd. Fred had just recently retired from Cross Roads Coop after 43 years. He enjoyed all the years there talking with old and new friends. Fred received a camera for his retirement and renewed his love of photography. Family was important to Fred he always enjoyed when we would gather for one event or another. Also in the last number of years discovered his love for cooking always looking for new recipes to try. Fred is survived by a sister, Susan Greene (Craig), Amherst; a brother, Jack (Carolyn), Parrsboro; nieces, Jillian Webber (Brian), Halifax; Dr. Jacqueline Boyd (Dr. Paul Bajor), Airdrie, Alberta; a nephew, Jarrett Greene, Amherst; great niece, Julia Bajor; great-nephew, Liam Bajor. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1 pm at the Parrsboro United Cemetery, Pastor David Forbes officiating. All are welcome! Covid-19 precautionary measures will be necessary (physical distancing and masks required). Memorial donations may be made to Autism Nova Scotia (Cumberland Branch). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. For online condolences, please visit www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Lambert, Frank– 61, Greenfield. It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Frank Lambert at Colchester East Hants Health Centre on Friday, December 4, 2020. Frank will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Martin MacKay; sister-in-law, Yvette Silver; brother-in-law, Allan MacKay; nephews, Mathew Lambert and Thomas Silver; niece, Savannah Long. He will also be missed by a number of dear friends who felt fortunate to have been a part of his life: Karla, Bernadine, Pamela, Danica, Allison, Paul, Manon, Ian and Bill. Frank was predeceased by his loving mother, Gisele Marie Citmenté "Gigi" Cyrenne; sister, Nicole Lambert; brother, Daniel Lambert. As an educator in Chignecto Central, Frank had numerous career highlights, including his time as Principal of Oxford Regional High School, Coordinator of Human Resources and Consultant of Safety and School Climate. Most noteworthy, however, Mr. Lambert will be remembered warmly by hundreds of former students who had the privilege of being in his class or one of the many brilliant musicals he so passionately produced for the emerging young talents of Cobequid Educational Centre. In line with Frank’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Instead, if a farewell wish is desired, "meet with a friend, and raise a glass to Gus the Theatre Cat and I will be there. Scene!" Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BAGNELL, David Edward "The Fiddler" – 85, Truro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late William and Harriett (Irvine) Bagnell, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. David is survived by his daughters, Vanessa Denton-Bagnell (Kieron McGibney), Debert; Sherry Bagnell (Lynn Patriquin), Brookside; sons, Richard Bagnell (Colleen), Truro; Stephen (Janet) Bagnell, Caribou River; grandchildren, Becki Haltom, Benjamin (Lindsay) Cumming, William Cumming, Richard (Allie) Bagnell, Thomas Bagnell, Breanna Denton, Colum Haight, Michael Bagnell (Beth), Jeffrey Bagnell, Sarah (Adam) Terry; great grandchildren, Hannah, Logan, Everly, Janelle, Hendrik; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Bessie, Gertrude, Opal, Alma, Avis, Gloria; brothers, James, Jack, Robert; two siblings in infancy. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a visitation and funeral service will be held in the spring/summer of 2021. Interment will then be held at Robie Street Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PIRIE, Margaret Elizabeth – 96, Debert, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, she moved to Truro with her mother, Lois Pirie and father, James F. Pirie, who owned and ran the Success Business College, Truro, for many years. Margaret was predeceased by her former husband, Wylie Edward Dill; stepson, Robert "Bobbie" Wylie Dill. She is survived by her son, Brett Dill; stepchildren, Gregg (Sandra), Marilyn (Larry); grandchildren, Robbie Dill, Ceilidh Dill, Mason Dill, Jennifer McNutt, Michael McNutt, Scott McNutt. Private interment will be held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. If so desired, donations in Margaret’s memory to Colchester SPCA are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CORLETT, John Gilbert – Age 75, Brule, passed away suddenly at home on December 7, 2020. Born in 1945 in Pictou, NS, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Sinclair) Corlett. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Weatherbee) Corlett; son, John Robert (Beverly) Corlett; daughter, Tina Marie (Corlett) Reeves (Bob); grandchildren, Brittany (Corlett) Shipley (Ryan), Amy Corlett (Mitchell), Vincent Reeves, Zac Reeves, Chelsea MacIntosh and great grandchildren, Payton Shipley, Easton Shipley, Keighan Hamm and Ariah Corlett-Veinotte. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ann Corlett.

He started his plumbing career at Frizzell Plumbing and Heating, John quickly moved on starting his own company, J.C. Mechanical Contractors Ltd., where he trained numerous apprentices over the years. John was one of the founding members of MERIT Nova Scotia. He played an important role to bringing stability to provincial business owners and their work teams. Retiring at the age of 60, John continued to be heavily involved in the community for many years including volunteering at the North Shore ATV Club, Snowmobile Club and President of the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association which was his latest project that he enjoyed so much. John had a passion for working in his shop each day and he was well known within the community for his ability to fix almost anything. John and Sandra enjoyed spending winter months in Florida and traveling by motorhome across Canada and parts of the United States, including one of his most memorable trips to Fort McMurray to visit Britt. He had a great love for his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations were suggested to his latest pet project, the Tatamagouche Area Trails Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. A private interment will be held at a later date in Truro Heights Cemetery. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CANNING, Joycelyn Y. 'Joyce' – Age 90, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Rutherglen, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Russell and Yvonne (Bellaire) James. She is survived by sisters, Elaine Kilroy, Hilda Sullivan (Kenneth), all of North Bay, Ont.; Wyona Cayen, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; a brother, Randall (Sally), North Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray; sisters, Janet, Alice, Margaret; a brother, Clifford. Funeral service was held December 14, 2020 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiated. Due to Covid-19 restrictions mourners were requested to call Smith's Funeral Home, Parrsboro to confirm attendance for the service. Covid-19 protocols were observed including masks and physical distancing in the church and at the cemetery. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

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The Shoreline Journal
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