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December 2016

BROWN (Falkenham), Ruth B. – Age 94, of Brampton, Ont. and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Grace Manor, Brampton, Ont. Born in Athol, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Barbara (Porter) Cotton. Ruth is survived by daughters, Camilla Larocque, Oshawa, Ont.; Mary Stamp (Paul), Brampton, Ont.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Lawson Falkenham; her second husband, Ernest Brown; daughters, Berneice, Rhoda; a grandson, Larry; sisters, Janie, Annie, Ella, Mabel; brothers, James, Alton. Visitation was held November 2, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. A graveside memorial service followed in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CONLEY, Richard Ernest "Dick" passed away October 31, 2016 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Verdun, QC, he was the son of the late Ernest and Ivy (Rose) Conley. Dick was married for 50 years to the late Flora MacDonald Livingstone. Dick and his family moved to Truro in 1976 where he started his business, Conley Photographic Supplies. He later opened Atlantic Frame Makers in both Debert and Halifax. Dick is survived by two daughter, Lesley Elizabeth Conley (Andre) and Catherine Donna Betts; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his best friend of over 30 years, Bill Hartwick. Cremation has taken place. As per family wishes, there will be no service. The family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of VON and also the staff of Cedarstone – Garden Road. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where online condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WARREN, Kenneth J. – Age 53, of Southampton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by his loving family. Born in Amherst, he was the son of John and Adelaide (Ripley) Warren. He is survived by his wife, Crystal (Welton) Warren; a daughter, Chelsea, Southampton; a son, Bradley, Southampton; brothers, Harry Dow (Susan), Lower Maccan; Jim Dow (Rita), Ontario; Sam Dow (Kathy), Oromocto, N.B.; Peter Dow (Cindy), Southampton; Frank Warren (MaryAnn), Lower Maccan; several nieces and nephews. A 'Remembrance Of Life' celebration was held November 5, 2016 at the Southampton Community 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

SMITH, Kenneth Leroy "Ken" – 91, Great Village, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry Station, Colchester County, he was a son of the late Fletcher and Elizabeth (Higgins) Smith. Ken is survived by his children, Kenny (Patsy) Smith, Diane (Earl) Barkhouse, Londonderry; Lorna Smith (Michael Burke), Dartmouth; Jamie Smith (Barbie Simpson), Londonderry; Valerie Smith (Quentin Natte), Great Village; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Glenda Young, Shubenacadie; Betty Crossman, Debert; Ileen Alexander, Debert; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Irene Ruth (Alexander); daughter, Johanna in infancy; sisters, Myrtle Kreger, Margaret Kyle-Spencer, Florence Hoyt, Mildred Wallace; brother, Gordon Smith. Ken and Irene’s family received friends on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 72, Great Village. Private interment 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

RUDDERHAM, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" - of Point Edward passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the South Cumberland Community Care Center, Parrsboro at the age of 84. She will be missed by many. Betty was born in Bridgetown on September 11, 1932, daughter of the late Carolyn Stowe (Ruffee) and Redvers D. Wells, and step daughter to Phyllis Harding. Betty graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Halifax Infirmary in 1956 and married the recently graduated Engineer, Robert Rudderham in 1957. While Robert was in the Air Force, they lived in many places across Canada, until they eventually settled in Cape Breton, where they raised their family and lived for over 53 years in Sydney and Point Edward. Most of all, Betty enjoyed her family, her husband of over 59 years, her children and many grandchildren. As Betty became a grandmother several times she assumed the loving nickname of Ninny, preferring not to be called Nanny or Grandma. Betty is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob), and her seven children; John (Jean), Cathy (Joel Smith), David (Charlene), Paul (Eva), Thomas (Judy), Ellen (Charles Gaudet), and Joseph (Shelley). As well, Betty is survived by 18 grandchildren; Chelsea, Robert, David, Oliver, Elizabeth, Jordan, Corey (Marlena), James, Tara (Jerome Pelletier), Brianne, Adrianna, Michaela, Joseph, Stéphane, Sam, Jennah, Melanie (Aziz Alfadli), and Meghan (Ray Hopwood); as well as great-grandchildren, Skye, Lincoln, Macey and two others on their way. Betty is also survived by her two sisters, Cynthia (Matt Spence) and Phyllis Wells and many nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Betty is predeceased by an infant daughter Susan Christina and two siblings, Redvers "Junior" Wells and Mary Wells-Loss. A special thanks from the family to the caring staff at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Long Term Care) and to daughter Cathy for providing extra comfort and care during Betty’s final days. A Funeral and Celebration of Life service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home in Parrsboro on November 12, 2016. For those many friends in Cape Breton, a memorial and celebration will be held in Point Edward at a later date. Donations to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WETMORE, Sarah M. – Age 84, of Fox River passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Halfway River, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Almira (MacAloney) Pettigrew. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Lutes (Kevin), Riverview; a son, Michael Pettigrew (Robina), St. Albert, Alta.; grandchildren, Kristen Lutes, Halifax; Nicholas Lutes, Riverview, NB; Jonathan Pettigrew, St. Albert, Alta.; Julie Gandy (Jacob), Edmonton, Alta.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Sharon and Jimmy Benjamin, Dave and Janette Dinaut. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 2003; a sister, Camilla; a brother, Burchell. Funeral service was held November 10, 2016 in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in Port Greville United Cemetery. Memorial donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MACDONALD, Walter Francis "Frank"  84, Truro, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016, at home. Frank was born in Westville and began his career in radio broadcasting in New Glasgow before moving to Truro, where he continued in radio. He had a long and rewarding career until his retirement in 1996. Frank is survived by his wife, Iris (MacDonald); daughters, Arlene (Mike) Bailey, Colleen MacDonald; son, Brent (Alexandra) MacDonald; grandchildren, Emily and Liam Bailey and Benny and Grier MacDonald, all of Truro; sisters, Josephine (Adrian) Piek and Muriel Roper; brothers-in-law, Stuart Gamble (late Arlene) and Bill MacDonald (Maxine); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, three sisters and four brothers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Frank’s family received friends on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Family graveside service was held in Seaview Cemetery, Pictou. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BARDELL, Lois (Webb) – 85, Wynn Park Villa, Truro, formerly of Debert, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Hattie (Gratto) Webb. Lois is survived by her children, Ron (Janice) Swan, Bernie Swan, Lorey (Daryl) Valdron, Lisa (Garth) Dean; grandchildren, Kevin Swan, Darren Swan, Amanda Swan, Kira Swan, Clarissa Dean, Bailey Dean; brother, Roy Webb, Debert; special nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband and children’s father, James Swan; second husband, Joseph Scott; third husband, George Bardell. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Trevor Locke and all of the staff at Wynn Park Villa for your excellent care and concern. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Lois’ family received friends on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Private interment was held in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TAYLOR, April Dawn (Clark) - It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our April on Saturday November 5, 2016 after a short courageous battle with cancer. Cherished daughter of Wanda (John) and Joseph (late Irene), much loved sister of Chris (Sandra). Daughter in law to Margaret and the late William. April’s family received friends at a Celebration of Life visitation on November 29, 2016 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations in April’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

BARLEY, Jack Wilfred - 88, Masstown, passed away November 7, 2016 in Colchester East Heath Centre, Truro. Born in Debert, he was the son of the late Fred and Nellie (Hayden) Barley. He is survived by daughters, Patricia Whiten, Toccoa, Georgia; Donna Durning (Mike Newby), Truro Heights; daughter in law, Ann Barley, East Mines, J. Stephen (Jodie) Kitchener, Ontario, James (Kelly) Westville, eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren; sisters in law, Jean Gordon, Shirley Smith and Kay Stewart, all of Great Village. Jack was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Mary E. Barley (Smith); son, Philip; daughter in law, Susan; sisters, Hilda Porter (Frank), Connie Wayte (Richard); brother, Frank (Murial); nephew, Robert Wayte; niece, Ann Gunther (Barley). Jack was employed with Brookfield (Scotsburn) for 37 Years as a Mechanic. He was a former member of the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade, Debert Legion Branch # 106 and was a founding member and director of the Masstown Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care of Jack. A Graveside Service and Interment for both Jack and his recently departed wife, Mary was held November 19 in Masstown Cemetery, Masstown. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Letters of condolence may be sent to the home of Jack and Mary, Masstown, N.S. B0M 1G0. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, where online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCLELLAN, Vernon Hibbert "Bun" – 94, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bun on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Wentworth Valley on May 1, 1922, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Halliday) McLellan and was the youngest of nine children. Bun went to school in Wentworth Valley until Grade 11 and at the age of 17 he came to Truro to work for CNR for 43 years. He served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War as a telegrapher on the destroyer HMCS St. Clair and the corvette Huntsville escorting convoys across the Atlantic. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro. Bun loved to play cards and in his younger days he enjoyed golf, bowling, softball and darts. He is survived by his second wife, Donna (Crowe); son, Philip (Barb); daughters, Joan Frizzell, Gloria (Wayne) McKay, Heather Mingo (David Kontuk), Brenda (Glenn) Perry; step children Nancy Pyke, Jon Morrison and Peter Morrison; grandchildren Scott McLellan (Sherrey Solmonson), Derrick McLellan, Matthew McLellan, Cory Frizzell (Stephanie Morash), Cindy Frizzell (Michael Tattrie), Kim Frizzell (Jim LeBlanc), Shelley Newton (Carson MacDonald), Bradley Mingo (Kristen Moore) and Colby McLellan; 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Florence (Schnare); brothers, Guy, Frank, John, Ewart, Ernest; sisters, Ella Barclay, Freda Patriquin, Nellie Phillips; infant son, Vernon Wayne; son-in-laws Louis Frizzell and Allen Mingo. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute was November 16 followed by Memorial Service and Reception in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Family Interment will take place in Watson Cemetery. Donations in Bun’s memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 26, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BROWN, Doris G. – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by family. Born in Waterville, Kings Co., she was a daughter of the late Avard and Grace (Benson) Lee. Doris spent her youth on Robert’s Island, Yarmouth County, where she would meet her future husband, Dave Brown at a night out at the county fair. Before long she was taking a train to Parrsboro, Dave’s hometown, where she would make her home for the next 72 years. She especially treasured her friendships with Mamie (Canning), Muriel "Hoople" (McCully), Daisy (Guilderson), Bernice (Forbes), Hazel (Hebert) of Parrsboro, and the Rissesco family. As well, Lou Babineau and Larry Wood for just being great neighbors throughout the years. She is survived by daughters, Irene McKinnon (Bruce), Cole Harbour; Linda Yorke (Jim), New Prospect; Brenda Pickard (Jim), Parrsboro; son, James "Jimmy" (Lisa), Porters Lake; sister, Grace Lee, Yarmouth;  sister-in-law, Helen Lee, Newmarket, Ont.; brother-in-law, George Brown (Lynn), Manitoba; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David in 2003; a sister, Eunice; brothers, Francis, Richard, Donald and Avard. Funeral service was held November 24, 2016 with Rev. Emmanuel Mutale and Pastor Christina McCallum officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MILLIGAN, Lucy Mildred – 94, Bible Hill, passed away November 12, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Dutch Settlement, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Muriel Ashley. Lucy had a special love for her grandchildren whether it was cooking for them or simply spending time with them. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid bowler. Lucy was a hairdresser, operating out of her own home. She also worked for many years at Sears. She is survived by son, Kirk (Judy) Bible Hill; daughter in law, Heather, Masstown; grandchildren, Tammy Spencer (Wally Pulley), Sarah Milligan (Adam Boertjes), Scott (Michelle), Steven (Annemarie), Jeffrey (Candice MacDonald); seven great grandchildren; brother, Stanley "Junior" Ashley (Angela); sister, Hazel Keyes; brother in law, Elmer (Joan) Hamilton; many nieces and nephews. Lucy was predeceased by her husband, Keir Roland Milligan; son, Carter; infant son, Allen; sister, Barb and brother, Robie. A special appreciation to Dr. Neil Bower and VON Home Support and Nursing for their care and support. A Graveside Service and Interment was held November 16, 2016 in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Kaulback St., Truro. 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

KAINTZ, Vera M., 91, of Coopersburg, died on November 14, 2016. Her husband, Walter W. Kaintz died on February 15, 1991. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Leslie C. and Irene M. (Canning) Moore. Vera served in the Canadian Military during World War II. She was an executive secretary for the Charles Mertz Insurance Co. for 23 years before retiring in 1989. Survivors: Son, William W. Kaintz and his wife Diane; Step-Children, Ronnie Kaintz and Judith A. Szukics and her husband Frank; Sister, Hazel Dickie; 6 Grandchildren; and 9 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a Grandson, Ronnie. Services were held November 21, 2016 at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm Street Emmaus. Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=182552235#sthash.DS0jLuY0.dpuf

SPICER, Daniel D. – Age 24 , of Advocate Harbour passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 12,, 2016 in Advocate Harbour. Born in Truro, he was a son of Linda Shepherd, Advocate Harbour and Stephen Spicer, Amherst. He is survived by sisters, Tammy Bennett (Nick), Parrsboro; Jamie White (Tony), Halifax; Amy Spicer, Advocate Harbour; brothers, Matthew Shepherd (Misty Currie), Aylesford; Allen Shepherd (Rosemary Morris), Advocate Harbour; David Shepherd (Erin), Bridgewater; Alex Spicer, Halifax; David Yaciuk, Yarmouth; a niece, Trinity Bennett, Parrsboro; nephews, Owen Shepherd (Makayla Rice), Digby; Leigh Shepherd, Aylesford; Jacob Bennett, Parrsboro; paternal grandparents, Duncan and Louise (Wasson) Spicer, Apple River. He was predeceased by a sister, April Spicer. A celebration of Daniel’s life was held at the Advocate Log Cabin November 26, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate Fire Department. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KAULBACK, Bernice May – 91, Great Village, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday morning, November 14, 2016. Born in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late James and Laura (Duncan) Cook. Bernice is survived by her sons, Jack (Tina), Carl (Stella), Bass River; Fred, Gananoque, Ontario; daughters, Linda (Donald) Morrison, Valley; Inez, Calgary; Barbara (Arthur) Muise, Valerie (Robin) MacNeil, Truro; Debbie Cock, Great Village; Joyce (Vernon) Rushton, Lornevale; Geraldine, Masstown; sister, Eva France, Wentworth; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Kaulback; sons, Earl, Eric in infancy; brothers, Arthur and George Cook. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, November 18, 2016, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SCOTT, Iva Maie (Corbett) – 84, Bass River/Truro, passed away November 16, 2016 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Meadows) Corbett. She worked at the telephone company for several years as a switchboard operator. During this time she met and married Freeman Scott in 1952. After spending 13 years in Calgary, Alta., they returned to Bass River where she worked as a bookkeeper for their company, Scott’s Plumbing and Heating. She also served as an elder at Riverside United Church, Bass River. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are sister-in-law, Jean Corbett, Bass River; brother-in-law, Rod Scott; nephews, Keith (Dianne) MacKenzie, Truro, Stan (Juanita) Corbett, Bass River; niece, Helen (Corbett) Tremayne, Bedford as well as special nephew, David Crowe, Brentwood plus a number of other nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Freeman; brothers, Keith and Harold; sister, Hilda MacKenzie; sisters-in-law, Mary and Eva Corbett, Hazel O’Brien, Marguerite (Johnson) Crowe, Muriel Scott; brothers-in-law, Carl MacKenzie, Trueman Scott. No visitation by request. A Memorial Service was held November 22 in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Donations in Iva’s memory may be made to Riverside United Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to Iva’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, Gloria Jean – 70, Central Onslow, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at home. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Jean (Crowe) King. Gloria is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Mike); son, Kirby, Central Onslow; grandchildren, Brianna and Emily; brother, Carman (Louise), Halifax; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Jamie, whom she cared for many years; granddaughter, Alyssa. Funeral service was held Friday, November 18, 2016, at Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BARKHOUSE, Lois May – age 69, Onslow. It is with sadness the family of Lois May Barkhouse announces her passing on November 21, 2016, peacefully at home in Onslow. Lois was born at the Windsor Hospital, Hants Co. and lived her first few years in Hantsport before moving to Falmouth where she spent her childhood years and lived the last 45 years in Truro. Lois was the oldest child of the late Bernard and Jean (Forrest) Johnston. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister Julia Morash; nephew, Jamie McHughen; brother-in-law, Carmen Zink. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert; sister, Bernardine (Bernie) McHughen; brother-in-law, Earl Morash special sister-in-law, Joyce Hope; children, Jeffery (Tammy) Barkhouse, Catherine (Paul Denton), Deborah (Trent Bates), Douglas (Patti) Barkhouse; 13 grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lois started her working life with Maritime Tel and Tel in Kentville and transferred to Halifax when she got married. After she moved to Truro she worked as an office worker at Phil Miller Electric Ltd. and later for R W Barkhouse Electric. Funeral service was held November 25 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice. We wish to thank everyone who helped us through this troubled time with a special thanks to the Palliative Care Team and the Home Care Ladies who made Lois’s last days easier. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

November 2016

 

Morrissey, Joseph F. - Age 53, of Truro, and formerly of Parrsboro. It is with great sadness and regret that the family of Joe Morrissey announce his passing on October 14, 2016 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, Joe was the son of Geraldine Morrissey and the late Glen Morrissey. Joe graduated from Parrsboro Regional High School, after which he continued his training to complete a brick laying course in Truro. He was employed with the Home Hardware Distribution Center in Debert for several years, and later worked at the Air Force Club in Truro. During his teenage years, Joe had a metallic blue El Camino that was his pride and joy. He always had a special interest in vintage cars, and owned corvettes and mustangs throughout the years. Joe loved boating, traveling, playing guitar and spending time with his friends. He had the greatest 'wit' ever. Joe would come out with one-liners about any topic in conversation, and could imitate comical behaviors of others effortlessly, keeping his friends and family entertained and laughing. You would often see Joe driving his truck with his dog, Marley, sitting beside him. He is survived by his wife, the former Tanya Ward, Truro; his mother, Geraldine Morrissey and sister, Glenda Morrissey, both of Highland Village. A graveside committal service will take place at St. Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery in Parrsboro.

An 'Remembrance Of Life' celebration will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Fundy Geological Museum in the reception room. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Our world will never be the same without Joe, and he will be forever missed.

 

ROBB (SHARPE) Alice, of Bass River NS - Calgary, AB, died peacefully Sept. 23 surrounded by family. Memorial Service was held in Calgary First Nazarene Church Sept. 28. Alice led an active life, loving her church, family, friends, and tennis! She will be greatly missed by her children, Mary Ann, Tom, Larry and their families; also her sisters, Helen and Hazel; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

For full obit online see www.legacy.com obit Alice Robb

 

DELANEY, Victor R. – Age 81, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Wilbert and Minnie (Jeffers) Delaney. He is survived by a sister, Marion McGovern, New York; a brother, Stuart (Margery), Massachusetts; nieces, Linda (Todd) Snyder, New Hampshire; Kathleen Delaney, Massachusetts; nephews, Patrick (Kilvia) Delaney, North Carolina; Kevin Delaney, Massachusetts; great nieces and nephews, Caroline, Luke, Molly, Matthew, Sophia, Max and Cristina. A memorial service was held October 1, 2016 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United 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

ROBERTSON, Eleanor Geneva (age 83) of Truro passed away on Sept. 23, 2016 peacefully at home with family surrounding her. Born on the family farm in North River N.S. June 1, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Carrie McCallum. Eleanor was a hard worker. Over the years she had different jobs outside the home including Cosmetician at Zellers. She loved her road trips with Doug, especially to Cape Breton. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband James Douglas "Doug" on Nov. 24, 2014 and her son Gary Douglas Nov. 15, 2010. She is survived by son, Donnie, (Sharon), Truro; daughters, Janice (Dan) Wile, Waverley; Wendy (Peter) Heckbert, Truro; grandchildren, Evan (Jennifer), Sarah (Warren), Jillian (Christopher), Robbie, Kari (Ryan), Morgan, Corey and Scott (Amy); great grandchildren, Hannah, Alexander, Gabriel, Daniel, Dylynn, Ryder and Hunter. Eleanor was one of twelve children; (survived by Doris, Lois, Phyllis, Evelyn, Lucille, Morris and predeceased by Verna, Shirley, Murray, Archie & Dexter). Thanks to the Palliative Care Team and the VON Nurses who provided homecare support with Eleanor’s daughter Wendy over the past several months. Cremation has taken place. Interment for Eleanor and Doug will be at a later date. Donations in memory of Eleanor can be made to the Colchester East Hants VON or the Truro Red Cross. On line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WRIGHT, Dennis Phillip – Truro. The passing of Dennis Phillip Wright, 74, retired police officer of Truro occurred September 24, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at Cedarstone Enhanced Care after a valiant fight with Parkinson’s. Born in Stellarton, NS, to James and Margaret (Atkinson) Wright. Dennis started his police career in Streetsville, now Mississauga Ont. He made a name for himself as a young rookie after saving a man’s life from drowning for which he was awarded a Red Cross Citation. When Dennis returned to N.S he joined Trenton Police and then onto Truro Police in 1974. After years of regular policing, Dennis became a community police officer and loved working with the children. His motto was "Our children are our greatest resource." Dennis introduced McGruff the crime dog who became a well-loved figure to help the children with safety and good moral conduct. Dennis was instrumental in forming Safe Graduation at CEC, which continues today. He was past master of Lodge #43, a member of Colchester Children’s Aid, Dismas Society and many others. He was involved for twenty years with Crime Stoppers and Block Parent’s. In 1995 he was appointed representation for the Eastern Division of Canadian Crime Prevention Society. Dennis is survived by his wife Alena (Wasson) of Truro N.S, two sons Jason (Leanna) and Darin (Tammie) both of B.C, four step children Diane Walker (Karl) of Truro N.S, Randy McLean (Sandra) of Coldbrook, NS, Nancy Rutherford (Logan) of Middle Stewiacke NS, and Paula Button (Darrin) of Clarenville NL, along with his nine grandchildren who loved him dearly. Dennis was predeceased by his mother, father and brother, all of Stellarton N.S. A Masonic Lodge No. 43 service was held on Tuesday, September 27. A celebration of life took place on September 28 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ADAMS, John W. – Age 94, of Lower Five Islands passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late James Garfield and Cora Electa (Webb) Adams. He is survived by a daughter, Rosemary Sutherland (Donald), Moose River; a son, David (Shelly), Truro; a sister, Annie Cruickshank, Moose River; three grandchildren, Janice, Alisha, Andrew; two great-grandchildren, Danielle and Aidan. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Bessie Lewis in 2011; sisters, Mary, Ethel, Julia and Eva; brothers, Frank, Banford, Robert, Charles, Fraser, Albert. Visitation was held 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, with funeral service following at 2 p.m., with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

POOLE, Gordon - 90, Truro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in the Palliative Care Unit at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with daughter, Janice at his side. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Leander and Laura (Hibbs) Poole. Gordon graduated from Glace Bay High School and later Acadia University with B.A. and B.Ed. Degrees. He continued his studies at Columbia University, New York, and in 1956 received an M.A. Degree in Secondary School Administration. He taught at Hantsport High, Glace Bay, Morrison High, Hants West Rural High where he was also Vice-Principal and Guidance Counselor and Central Colchester High where he was Vice-Principal and later Principal. In 1970, he was appointed Supervisor of Secondary Schools by The Colchester-East Hants District School Board, a position he held until retirement in 1984. He was a past President of Maritime Guidance Association and a long-time member of The Nova Scotia Retired Teachers' organization. In November 2000, he was awarded a Life Membership by the Colchester-East Hants Branch of The Retired Teachers' organization. Gordon was an active member of The United Church of Canada and was a volunteer leader with Scouts Canada for over 50 years. In 1986 he organized The Colchester Food Bank, becoming President of the Association and a Director on the Board for over 28 years. Gordon was an athlete and a member of the varsity basketball team at Acadia as well as a member of the Track and Field team. He enjoyed bowling and reading as well as travelling throughout Canada and dancing with his companion, Elizabeth. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Florence and a sister in infancy. Gordon is survived by his son, David (Marg), Wakefield, Quebec, and his children, Katie (Phil), Laura, and Rob; son, Wendell (Teresa), Toronto, Ontario, and their children, Samantha and Jasmine; son, Ken (Heather), Calgary, Alberta, and their children Carson and Lena; daughter, Janice (Dennis), Truro, and her children, Caitlin and Lucas; brother, Frank (Elodie), Victoria, British Columbia; companion Elizabeth Murray, Truro; two great-grandsons, Jack and Charlie; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Brunswick Street United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Interment was held in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DAVIDSON, Lester "Ross" – age 89, Lower Onslow passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 28, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lower Onslow, he was the son of the late Archie and Gertrude (Fletcher) Davidson. Ross spent his life dedicated to his family farm in Lower Onslow and in his spare time loved to attend dances and jamborees. He is survived by children,  Heather Barnhill, Crowes Mills, Gerald (Clare) Davidson, June (Lorne) Pelham, both of Lower Onslow; grandchildren, James (Peggie) Barnhill, Marie (Robert) Naugler, Nancy Slack, Glenn (Natasha) Davidson, Tricia (Joe) Reimer, Sarah (Allen) Weir; ten great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; siblings, George, Effie and Joe. Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Cora and second wife, Mae and companion, Vera. The family wish to express a special thank you to all his loving caregivers. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life was held on September 30 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Donations in Ross’ memory may be made to Lower Onslow Community Center or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BARLEY, Mary Evelyn – 83, Masstown, passed away October 3, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Great Village, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Eva (Simpson) Smith. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack W. Barley; daughters, Patricia Whiten, Toccoa, Georgia, Donna (Michael Newby) Durning, Truro Heights; daughter-in-law, Ann Barley, East Mines N.S.; sons, J. Stephen (Jodie),  Kitchener ON, James (Kelly), Westville N.S.; 11 grandchildren;  10 great grandchildren; sister, Jean Gordon; sisters-in-law, Shirley Smith and Kay Stewart, all of Great Village N.S. She was predeceased by son Philip (2010), daughter- in – law, Susan (1998), brothers, Russell and Donald; brother-in-law, Vale Gordon; nephew, Ben Smith. Mary was a member of Masstown Community Association and Quilting group. She loved knitting, flowers and taking care of her family. A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at a later date in Masstown Cemetery. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. A Special thank you to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Chemotherapy and Medical Day Units. Online messages of condolence may be sent to Mary’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

POWER, Kendra Lee (Muir) - With deepest sadness, the family of Kendra Lee (Muir) Power announce her sudden passing on October 6, 2016, peacefully at her home in Bridgewater. Born on January 18, 1959 in Parrsboro, Kendra was the oldest daughter of Ken Muir and Mary (George) Muir and sister to Dee Dee, Pam and Brad. Growing up in Parrsboro, Kendra was an active member of her class, a long-time member of the Parrsboro Citizens’ Band and a cherished and fun friend to so many. After graduating from high school in 1977, Kendra studied at Mount Allison University and Mount Saint Vincent University and went on to have a distinguished 20-year career with the Nova Scotia Power Corporation in Halifax. In 1984, she met Gerard (Gerry) Power and they married in 1988. On October 10, 2016, they would have celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Their beloved first child, Alexandria Mary Angela (Alix), was born in 1994, followed by the birth of their sweet girl, Sophia Rose (Sophie) in 1998. In 2004, the Power family moved from the Halifax area to Bridgewater where they developed many close friendships. Kendra worked for more than 10 years with the Town of Bridgewater as the Program Coordinator at the DesBrisay Museum. Kendra was predeceased by her mother, Mary; father, Ken; and sister, Dee Dee; as well, her mother-in-law, Angela; and father-in-law, Stanley. She will be dearly missed by Gerry, Alix & Sophie; Pam & Al; Brad, Linda, Max & Abby; Sandi; and her extended Muir/George/Power families. Her final resting place will be the Saint Brigid’s Cemetery in Parrsboro, with her mother and Dee Dee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A memorial service was held October 12, 2016 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TOTTEN, Shirley Emma– 80, Fredericton, New Brunswick, occurred peacefully at McNair Manor, Riverview, New Brunswick, on Friday, October 7, 2016. Born in Belmont, Nova Scotia, she was a daughter of the late Perley and Ruby Pearl Totten. She is survived by her sister, Leora Turner, Hilden, Nova Scotia; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Orrie; sisters, Eva Mae (Arthur) Haynes, Ethel Gillis; brother-in-law, Stan Turner. Graveside interment service was held  Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Reverend Mary J. White officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Barbara Ann - 83, Debert, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Arnold and Minnie (Higgins) Lynds. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by family members in both Canada and the United States. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, October 14, 2016, Reverend David MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DESAULNIERS, John D. "Jack" - Age 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2016 in his hometown of Parrsboro with his family by his side. Born in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Fred and Amy (Constable) DeSaulniers. He was predeceased by his wife, Heather (Cochrane) DeSaulniers. He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Walton (Bliss), Parrsboro; Marsha (Jason), Moncton; a son, Michael (Trish), Halifax; sisters, Nancy Hicks (Bob), Fredericton; Dawn Colpitts (Bev), Notre Dame; brothers, Rick, Fredericton; Fred (special friend, Carmel), South Oromocto Lake; 4 grandchildren, Brooke and Jasmine Walton; Jordan and Jonas O’Neill. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Halifax Infirmary, and the South Cumberland Community Care Centre for their compassionate and dedicated care. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. The family extended an open invitation for a gathering to celebrate Jack’s life at St. Brigid’s Catholic Hall, Parrsboro which was held October 23, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LINDSAY, Randy Lee – 53, North River, passed away on October 16, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 7, 1963, he was the son of the late Leo and Shirley (Roode) Lindsay. He enjoyed the outdoors and worked for many years in the woods with Barnhills. Randy was most recently employed with Sobey’s Retail Support Centre in Debert. He leaves behind his loving wife, Bianca, North River; son, Josh (Allison) McNutt, Terrace, BC; grandsons, Gavin and Carter McNutt; brothers, Ricky Lindsay (Vera), Brookfield, Brian Lindsay (Deborah), Belmont, Larry Lindsay, Bible Hill, Michael Lindsay, Debert; sisters, Shirley Lindsay, Truro, Donna Lindsay (Jim Totten), Truro; extended family, Trudy Hill (Tracey), Tammy McNutt (Scott), Kim McNutt (Winnie), Shawn McNutt (Natalie), Kelly McNutt; mother in law, Betty McNutt. Randy is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Randy was predeceased by his sister, Pauline and father in law, Chester McNutt. Cremation has taken place. Randy’s family received friends on October 21, 2016 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Honouring Randy’s love for children and animals, donations celebrating his memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BAXTER, Guy H. ‘Buck’ – 81, of Montrose passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Truro. Born in Truemanville, he was a son of the late Arnold and Jessie (Bacon) Baxter. He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Davison; daughters, Sandra Colborne (Roger), Bath, Ont.; Sheryl Tuttle, Lloydminster, Alta.; sons, Randolph (Marlene), Toledo, Ont.; Russell (Yvonne), Ardmore, Alta.; Richard, Montrose; sisters, Dorothy Hutchinson, Texas; Elsie (Gerald), Moncton, N.B.; a brother, Ernest (Betty), Truemanville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Leita; brothers, Arnold, Donald and Leslie. A "Celebration of Life" gathering was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro October 23, 2016. Memorial donations may be made to the PTSD Association or the Canadian Mental Health Association. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MILLER, Margaret P. (Curran) "Peggy" - 82, Londonderry, and formerly of Holliston, Massachusetts, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at home, surrounded by her family. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Timothy Patrick and Mary (Manion) Curran. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, J. Walter Miller, currently residing at Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche; children and spouses, James (Renee) Miller, Alton Bay, NH; Kevin (Sue) Miller Leominister, Mass.; Peggy (Dan) Mattix, Londonderry; Stephen (Pep) Miller, Riverside, OH; Scott (Savitri) Ramgoolam, Framingham, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary McLellan, Randolph Mass.; Jack (Pauly) Curran, Melrose, Mass.; Maury (Mary) Curran, Marshfield, Mass.; Helena Griffin, Randolph, Mass.; Theresa Schneider, Scituate Mass.; sister-in-law, Kay Curran, Dedham, Mass.; many nieces and nephews, and her lifelong friend, Grace Mucci, Scituate Mass. She was predeceased by her brother, Timothy Patrick; brother-in-law, Malcolm McLellan; nephew, Mark Curran; granddaughter, Callie Miller. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, October 22, 2016, at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Londonderry, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held October 29, 2016, in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HAMILTON, Hilda L. – Age 87, of Advocate Harbour passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spicer’s Cove (Apple River), she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Hallie (Atkinson) Mills. She is survived by daughters, Jackelyn Crosby (Douglas), Glendale, Calif.; Beverley Hepner, Florida; a son, Robert Hamilton, Advocate Harbour; sisters, Prudence Price, Catherine Heighton; brothers, Lawrence; Gerald "Scott"; 7 grandchildren, Amy Hamilton, Jamie Hamilton, Amanda Valenti, Michelle Hebert, Chelsea Hepner, Lacey Hepner, Mariam Frank; great grandchildren, Dante Hebert, Dominic Hebert, Sierra Valenti. She was predeceased by sisters, Marjorie Dunbar; Georgie Dauphinee; brothers, Allison, William, Ralph, Lester and Enos. At Hilda’s request, there will be no service held. Private burial in the Apple River 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

WOOD, Sandra E. "Sandy" – Age 59, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Infirmary Site, Halifax. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Ronald ‘Donnie’ Wood, and the late Edith (DeBaie) Wood. She is survived by sisters, Debbie Wood, Parrsboro Roads; Sharon Doncaster, Parrsboro; Lisa Shea (Justin), Parrsboro; brothers, John Henwood, Hamilton, Ont.; Roger Wood (Pam Caine), New Hampshire; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Donna; brother, Dale; a nephew, Thomas Smith. Funeral service was held on October 28 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Pastor Doug Lake officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Canada. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


October 2016

LANGILLE, Elizabeth Merle "Betty" – 76, Masstown, Colchester County, passed away peacefully Friday, August 26, 2016, at home with her family by her side. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Roderick and Mildred (Cox) MacKinnon. Betty is survived by her loving companion of  24 years, Owen Coffell; daughter, Heather McNutt (Jeff), Bible Hill; daughter-in-law, Eva Langille, Truro; grandchildren, Amber and Tara McNutt; Kristan, Dylan and Kyle Langille; great grandson, Noah Moxsom; great-granddaughter, Addison Moxsom; great-grandson, Kash McNutt. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl "Sonny" Langille; son, Roderick (2008); sister, Bonita "Bonnie" MacKinnon. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held on Monday, August 29, 2016, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held  in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LING, Elmer E. – Age 97, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Wheatley River, P.E.I., he was a son of the late Toff and Harriett (Seaman) Ling. Elmer was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by daughters, Nancy Nymark (Gary), Parrsboro; Norma Alberg (Michael), Winnipeg; daughter-in-law, Pam Ling, Charlottetown; seven grandchildren, Jamie Ling, David Ling, Suzie Dowling, Stacey Elliott, Stephanie Conrad, Ashley Alberg, Andrew Alberg; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret in 2012; a son, Barry in 2008; a sister and seven brothers. Elmer was a proud veteran of World War II serving overseas for 5 years. After retiring from the Royal Bank of Canada, volunteering in the community became an important part of Elmer’s life. He was an active member of the Parrsboro Lions Club and held several offices including President and District Governor. He was also a former town councilor for the Town of Parrsboro, was an active member of the South Cumberland Progressive Conservative Party, the Parrsboro Curling Club, Parrsboro Home and School Association, Cumberland Development Association, the Royal Canadian Legion, Trinity United Church, among numerous other community organizations. Elmer’s family would especially like to thank the home care workers who showed such care and compassion for him over the last four years, and all who improved their cribbage games under Elmer’s tutelage! Funeral Service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro on September 2, 2016, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiated. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Lions Club or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Adshade, Juanita Gertrude (Rector) - It is with sadness the family of Juanita (Nita) announce her passing on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 102 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Brookfield, she was the second eldest of five children of the late Edward and Eva (Matthews) Rector, Debert, NS. Nita had resided in Debert for the greater part of her life, moving to Truro at the age of 77. She is survived by her children, Heather (Norm) Patton, Truro; Donald (Suzanne), Tatamagouche; also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private interment was held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FAULKNER, George Arthur - 54 of Lower Economy, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 surrounded by his family at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax he was the son of Phyllis (Anderson) and the late Everett Faulkner. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Scott), son Stephen (Jennifer), daughter Beth, grandchildren Owen and Riley, siblings  Debbie (George) Andrews and  Greg (Lisa), nieces and nephews Danny Andrews (Emma), Amy Andrews (Dean), Gracelynn Andrews, and Dylan Andrews. Cremation has taken place. At George’s request, a private graveside service will be held. There will be a reception held at later date. Donations in George’s memory may be made to Economy Cemetery or to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HAYMAN, Heather Lee (Fisk) – 1944-2016, Belmont, passed away on September 1, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Jean (Archibald) Fisk. She is survived by sons, Stephen (Stacey), David, daughter, Kim; sisters, Peggy Hamilton (Blair), Falmouth, Sandra Fisk, Bible Hill; one granddaughter, Skye Trinity Hayman. She was predeceased by her husband, Rolland. Heather was a graduate of the Secretarial Science Diploma Course at Acadia University and was employed with the Department of Agriculture and NSAC from 1965 – 1974. Following that, she taught typing at the NSAC and later was employed with the Colchester Regional Development Agency (CORDA) until her retirement in 2004. However, she returned to the work force shortly after and was employed with the Downtown Truro Partnership. A Memorial Service was September 6th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Rev. Glenn MacLean, officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. Words of Comfort and Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BROWN, Isabelle M. – It is with heavy and sad hearts we announce the passing of Isabelle M. Brown of Athol on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, following a courageous 2 year battle of Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration, and more recently her 2nd battle with pancreatic cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Philip; a daughter, Lorelei McInnis (Courtney Tower), Nappan; a son, Peter (Teresa), Athol; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren that were her world. As well, sisters, Barbara O'Laney, Amherst; Esther Boyd (Jack), Nappan; brothers, St. Claire (Judi), Peterborough, Ont.; Boyd (Jeannette), Brookdale; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Patti-Lee Brown; son-in-law, Jim Mclnnis; her parents, Vaughn and Flora (Chandler) Morris. Isabelle was born in Parrsboro where she met the love of her life, they lived in Ontario for a year and then moved back home to settle in Maccan for the next 20 years. They then built their home in Athol where she lived until her illness. She enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, going back to the camp, summers at the cottage in Economy and just being with friends and family. She loved the outdoors and working in her garden. She was also very involved with the Nappan United Church right up until the time of her illness. The family would like to thank everyone who called to let her know they were thinking of her and a special thank you to Iona Dwyer and Susan Smith for all of the cooking brought to the house during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank the VON ladies for their care and compassion shown to Isabelle in her final moments and a special thank you to Allie, who became very special to her. A very special appreciation to Dr. Brian Ferguson; your care and compassion along with your many trips to Athol will never be forgotten. Funeral service was held September 9, 2016 at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel, Amherst, Rev. Bob Mack officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com.

GELDART, Barbara Jean - 86, Truro, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Atkinson) Toole. She is survived by her son, Michael Lee (Kimberly), Debert; daughters, Kim Joy Geldart (Eric), Chester; Sharon Anne Geldart-Warren (Ken), Truro; Clara Vivian Beal (Tom), Kitchener, Ontario; grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Paradis, Nicole Geldart, Ben Warren; brothers, Joe Toole (Pat), Brookfield; Chester Toole (Judy), Truro. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eric Douglas Geldart; brother, Jack; sisters, Joyce and Jane. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 10, 2016, in Debert Baptist Church, Debert, Paul Ferguson officiated. Interment was held in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to  Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNDS, Bruce Maxwell - 90, Belmont, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, he was a son of the late Edward and Ruby (Bruce) Lynds. Bruce is survived by his son, Darrell (Edith) Lynds, Belmont; grandsons, Jeffery, Christopher (Wilma); great-granddaughter, Jessica; brothers, Russell and Kenneth Lynds, Truro; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Barb Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Evelyn Eileen Staples; sisters-in-law, Avis and Joyce. Graveside service and interment was held Sunday, September 11, 2016, 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

TOMLINSON, Judy Ann – 69, Brentwood, Colchester County --- It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Judy Ann Tomlinson (nee Gill) on September 9, 2016.   Judy was born in Selma, Hants County, to the late Alfred and Jean (Auchterlonie) Gill. She was an avid knitter, quilter and all around crafter.  Her greatest joy and pride for the past five years has been her grandson, Kees Tomlinson van Herk. She will be missed immensely by her family, husband Laurie Tomlinson of 47 years (Brentwood), daughter Janet Tomlinson, grandson, Kees Tomlinson van Herk, son-in-law, Stephen van Herk (all of Shortts Lake).  Judy is also survived by sister, Mabel (Bob Stevens), brothers Alfred Gill (Marion), Alan Gill (Susan) and Michael Gill and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Jane Crowe. A Celebration of Life for Judy was held on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 3pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Rev. Larry Harrison officiated. Interment will take place at a later date.  Donations may be made to the QEII ICU 5th Floor Units.  Online condolences may be send to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BISHOP, Helen Jane (Helen B) - The family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear mother Helen, age 73, of Truro. Helen passed in the early hours of Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Loving wife, mother and grandmother, she leaves family and friends with many cherished memories and longing hearts for the day they can all be together with her again. Helen is survived by her adoring husband David of 50 blessed and wonderful years, sons Michael (Amelia) and Geoffrey (Kim); daughters Elizabeth (Mike) and Kimberley (Walter); grandchildren Emelyne, Michaela, and Landon (Elizabeth and Mike); Cameron, Cody and Caylee (Kimberley and Walter); Madelyn and Canaan (Geoffrey and Kim); and brother Richard (Deborah). Helen was predeceased by brothers Andrew & Gordon; mother Vera Learmonth of Halifax, and father James. Helen was a passionate and dedicated English teacher. She began her teaching career at Truro Junior High School from 1967 – ‘68 and continued on at Central Colchester Junior High from ‘68, retiring in ‘96. Many of her former students to this day, remember her charm and amiable spirit. Known as the "dragon lady" in detention hall, she kept students ‘in-line’ while affectionately earning their respect. Helen may best be remembered for her jams and pickles. After retiring from teaching, Helen stayed out of trouble by launching a hobby farm market business, known simply as Helen B’s Preserves. She attracted a huge following and people came from far and wide to the Truro Farmer’s Market to pick up a jar of one of her Mustard Pickles. This business was continued by the family and has grown to become one of Atlantic Canada’s most recognized products. The family, especially her husband David, would like to express sincerest gratitude to the health professionals and to the nurses and doctors in the Palliative Care unit where Helen was looked after in her remaining days. A Celebration of Helen’s Life was held September 26, 2016 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SIDDALL, Murray A. – Age 74, of Southampton passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Elsie M. (Meldrum) Siddall. Murray operated Murray’s Meats travelling door to door throughout Cumberland and Colchester Counties for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife, the former, Marilyn Gould; a daughter, Brenda Wood (Roy), Parrsboro; son, Brian, Amherst; sisters, Joyce Collins (George), Elaine Bennett (Willis), all of Southampton; Ruth LeBlanc, College Bridge, N.B.; brothers, Keith (Wendy), Calvin (Sharon), all of Southampton; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela in 2014. Funeral service was held September 14, 2016 at the Southampton Baptist Church. Rev. Philip Scott officiated. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Southampton Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

POWER, Betty June – (Johnson) – 82, Truro, passed away September 12, 2016 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Betty was born in Truro. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, Truro for 44 years. She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, David (Mary) Carrier, Carla (Mike) Little, Allan (Linda) Carrier, Sharon (Dale) Doiron; step-children, Lorraine (Bobby) Smith, Joanne (Robert) Webb, Mike (Thelma) Power; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A family graveside service was held September 17th in the Peniel United Church Cemetery, Five Islands. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to the nursing staff on 2E of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro for all their support. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACDONALD, Berthena Elizabeth, 100 – New Annan/Truro, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 12, 2016 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in French River she was the last surviving member of her family and daughter of the late Lemuel and Frances Tattrie. She was a life member of the United Church of Canada and UCW. She is survived by her grandchildren, Marilyn (Stewart) Terry, North River, Karen MacDonald, Truro, Kevin (Cindy) MacDonald, Old Barns, Jim MacDonald, Truro; great grandchildren, Jennifer, April, Kevin, Tommy, Tara, Travis; eight great, great, grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Frank; son Earl; daughter-in-law, Joan (McNutt); sisters, Winnie Colpitts, Rosie Millard, Stella Mingo, Beulah Tattrie and brother, Croft Tattrie. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A graveside service was held September 18th in the Bell Gift Cemetery, New Annan with Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or to Palliative Care. A special thank from the family is extended to Dr. Locke and the staff of East Wing at Wynn Park Villa. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DAMGAARD, Randi Kraby - 78, East Village, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with her family by her side. Born in Copenhagen Denmark, she was a daughter of the late Poul and Ranghild (Kraby) Sorenson. She is survived by son, Paul Damgaard; daughter, Helen "nee Damgaard" (Tim) Hudson; step-son, Jonathan (Sabrina) McGee; step-daughter, Dianna (Victor) McKenzie; grandchildren, Alexander, Christina, Elizabeth, Andrew, Kathleen, Brayden, Danica, Spencer, Anabelle. She was predeceased by her first husband, Svend Damgaard; second husband, Kenneth McGee. Celebration of Randi’s life was held Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Faith Baptist Church, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


August 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

July 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CREELMAN, Helen Marguerite – 89, Little Bass River, passed away peacefully, with loving family at her side, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bridgewater, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Annie (Crouse) Wamboldt. Helen is survived by her sons, Craig (Yvonne) Creelman, Little Bass River; Ralph (Angie) Creelman, Valley; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Irene Johnson, Bible Hill; Audrey Crouse, Conquerall Mills; Frances Schnare, Lunenburg; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Rupert Creelman; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne (Hubert) Castonguay; sister, Mary MacKenzie; brothers, Everette, Earl, Harold, Theodore, Harvey, Avery, Arnold and Aubrey Wamboldt. Funeral service was held Friday, June 24, 2016, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison and Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Private family interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

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


 

June 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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