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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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