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December 2018

MATTHEWS, Barbara Lee - 72, formerly of Debert, passed away October 27, 2018, at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Shirley (Patriquin) Matthews. Barbara is survived by her sisters, Sharon Rundle, Nine Mile River; Carole Darrah (David),  Hilden;  nieces, Sonya Casey (Chris); Ann Crossman (Ray Telder);  nephew, Matthew Darrah.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Riverview Home, Stellarton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ADAMS, David Stephen "Davy" – 71, Londonderry, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Son of the late Albert and Florence (Bird), Davy grew up in East Village/Great Village as part of a close group of siblings and cousins. Survived by the daughter he gifted with a love of reading, Theresa (Frederick Beazley); his sidekick constant companion and best friend, David Jr. (Amanda); his treasured grandchildren, Erik (Shyanne MacNeil) and Hunter Adams and Ethan (Samantha Clark) and Kaelyn Beazley. He leaves behind his sisters, Judi (Jack) Leeman, Marie Peppard, Nancy, Kimberlee (Russell Jones); brothers, Claude (Elaine), Gerald, Carl (Lucy), Robert (Natalie), Cameron; numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends spanning several generations. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elda (Eagles); brother, Edward; brothers-in-law, Jack Peppard, Morris and Myles Eagles. There was a gathering at the "Shop" on November 3, 2018. Interment was held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CHISHOLM, Joseph Robert – 36, Truro, passed away on October 30, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Joe is survived by his soulmate, Venessa Cavanaugh, Truro; mother, Kathy Phillips (Jimmie), Truro; siblings, Keith Chisholm (Megan), Truro; Patricia Chisholm (Digger), Upper Debert; Nathaniel Chisholm (Kyla), Truro; uncle, Ben Neil, Truro; many extended family members. He was predeceased by his father, Keith Chisholm; grandmothers, Jean Neil, Joan Westhaver. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, November 3, 2018, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiated. Interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

TRASK, Beulah Marie RN – 87, Truro. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Beulah Marie Trask on Wednesday evening, October 31, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born and raised in Londonderry Station, she was a daughter of the late Bertram and Alberta (Toole) Lane. Beulah is survived by her daughters, Juanita (Bobby) Langille, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Janice (Dale) Bissonette, Bible Hill; Glenda (Kevin) Roy, East Mountain; Shelley Trask-Smith, Truro; son, Christopher (Kathy) Trask, Burton, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Kristin Langille, Ottawa; Brian (Heather) Langille, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Lauren (Shaun) Campbell, Truro; Ryan (Becky) Bissonette, Bible Hill; Stefanie (Kurt) Sheppard, Halifax; Lindsay (Ryan) Weatherbee, Stewiacke; Scott Smith, Truro; great grandchildren, Noah, Isabelle, Torin, Brooklyn, Josh, Kacie, Ethan, Aaron, Colton, Sadie, Ashtyn, Georgia; sister, Georgie Rushton, Sutherland’s Lake; sister-in-law, Emily Lane, Portaupique; nephews, Richard (Sherri) Lane, Layne Hayward; nieces, Evelyn (Jack) Patriquin, Cindy (Glenn) Matheson, Ginny (Dave) Sullivan, Florence Dobson, Tina (Kurt) Gratto, Karen Lane, Judy Lane (Greg Greenwood), Linda (Jeff) Winters, Rosemary Swanson, Barb (Darrell) Works, Cathy Hayward. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Rex Trask; his parents, Lawrence and Freda (Tidd) Trask; sisters, Evelyn Lane, Hattie Lillian Lane in infancy, Marjorie (Rolfe) Hayward; brothers, Clifford Lane and Keith (Helen) Lane; brother-in-law, Myles Rushton; nephews, David Rushton, Kim Swanson, Buddy Hayward. Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Andrew Campbell officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GLASS, Warren Stewart Charles - 64, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Warren Stewart Charles Glass of Hilden on November 4, 2018 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre. He was predeceased by his parents, Leland and Madeline (Weatherby) Glass and his brother, Brian. Warren is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Elizabeth (Chestnut); daughters, Lindsay MacCallum (Derrick) and Lisa Glass (Matthew Taylor); grandchildren, Rachel and Lucas MacCallum, Leighlend Taylor; brothers, Bruce (Carol), Ian (Linda) and Hugh (Marlene), sister-in-law, Theresa and several nieces and nephews. His work life spanned many years, most notably as Parts and Service Manager at Vantage Motors. We wish to thank Dr. Don Rowe for his many years of service as his doctor and friend. The staff of E2 at CEHHC that provided exceptional care and more than we could ever have asked for. Thank you to all the visitors for your kind words and prayers. A Celebration of his life was held November 8, 2018, at Knox United Church, Brookfield. Donations in Warren’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. 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

SPENCER, Muriel May (Robinson) – 97, Great Village. It is with saddened hearts that the family of Muriel May Spencer announce her passing on November 7, 2018 at home surrounded by her loved ones. Muriel was born in East Village, N.S. to the late Olie and Elsie (Roblee) Robinson. She is survived by her children, Lyle (Pat), Great Village, Dennis (Winnie), Londonderry, Wayne (Joyce), Great Village, Darrell (Cathy), Dartmouth, Elmer (Linda), Hammonds Plains, Ruth (Jim) Bower, Hammonds Plains, Randy, Great Village, Lynn McMasters (Jim), Great Village; many well-loved grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Muriel is also survived by her brother, Ernest (Gerene), Canning, sister, Laura, Debert and sister-in-law, Margery Gingras, Estevan, S.K. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; brothers, Whitman and Aubrey; sisters, Jean and Louise; son-in-law, Brian and two grandsons in infancy. Muriel had a love of gardening and would also busy herself by knitting, baking and making her famous fudge. A memorial service was held November 12th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. with Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Donations in her memory may be made to Mahon Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HYSLOP, Raymond W. "Ray" – Age 91, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Smiths Falls, Ont., he was the son of the late Roy M. and Clara (Hall) Hyslop. Ray worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1943 until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Smiths Falls, Ont., later Corinthian Lodge No. 63, Truro, and Minas Lodge No. 67, Parrsboro, and recently received his 60-year bar as a Royal Arch Mason. Ray was a strong supporter of ‘Story Time’ at the Ottawa House, and was known for reciting his favourite piece, The Face on the Bar Room Floor, from memory. He is survived by his wife, Lois M. (Brown); a son, Todd (Kathy), Truro; a sister, Shirley Gourley, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. A Masonic service was held November 17, at the Tru-Fel Masonic Centre in Bible Hill. Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PEPPARD, Hazel Alparaneth - 99, Debert, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018, at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Debert, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Gladys (Stevens) Wood. She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Cameron, Truro; grandson, Wade (Kim), North Brookfield Mass; sister, Alfrieda McElman, Riverview NB; sister-in-law, Roberta Wood, London ON; great-grandchildren, Paige and twins Evan and Mason; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Perley Foster Peppard and her second husband, George Peppard; son, Dale Peppard; son-in-law, Jim Cameron; brother, Lewis Wood; brother-in-law, Mike McElman. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Where the funeral service was held Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Reverend Carolyn Rushton officiated. Interment was held in Plains Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FORBES, Michael R. – Age 62, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Shirley (Henwood) Forbes, Parrsboro and the late Norris Forbes. He is survived by his wife, the former Amy Anderson; daughter, Celia, at home; a son, Michael ‘Mikey’ (Alissa), Truro; sisters, Beverly (Kenneth), Auburn; Patsy (Laurie), Parrsboro; a grandson, Asher Michael; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Brian and Phillip. A graveside service was held November 16, 2018 at the Parrsboro United Cemetery, Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HATFIELD, Edward J. ‘Ed’ – Age 59, of Fox River passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Edward K. and Cynthia W. (Lake) Hatfield. Living with cerebral palsy all of his life, Ed endured  a great deal of pain and faced many life challenges. Although difficult for his family to say goodbye, he is now at peace. He is survived by sisters, Diana Perry, Port Greville; Jacqueline LeBlanc (Blain), Amherst; Susan Hatfield (Myles), Amherst; Isobel Allen (Peter), Parrsboro; Shelley Lake (John), Elmsdale; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Morton in infancy. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Cerebral Palsy Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com    

MARSH, Vera Marie - 85, Little Bass River passed away peacefully on Thursday November 15, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Tupperville Ontario, Vera had lived in Nova Scotia since 1962 and left city life in Dartmouth to retire with her husband Chet in 1995.  She is predeceased by her parents Walter and Maisie Harvey, sister Lois Boreskie and brother Roger Harvey. Vera is survived by her adoring husband of 66 years, Chester, in Little Bass River; sister Janice Fathers (Ron) near Collingwood, Ontario; son Wayne (Gail) of Enfield and daughter Catherine Smith (Brian) in Carrs Brook; grandsons Jeffrey Smith of Halifax, Jeremy Marsh (Sarah) of Fall River, Tim Marsh (Julie) of Wellington; and David Marsh of Bedford; and by three great grandsons, Ben, Aaron and Luke Marsh of Fall River.

A funeral service was held November 21 in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Rd., Great Village, with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (http://alzheimer.ca/en/ns/Get-involved/Donate). Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacDORMAN, Glen Daryl – 63, Debert, passed away peacefully in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, N.S. on November 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel MacDorman. At the age of 21, he moved to Debert. He obtained his commercial Pilot’s license at the Truro Flying Club and became an instructor there as well. Following this, he landed a position as a pilot for Forest protection Limited in New Brunswick and was with them for over a 34 year period. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Jane (Totten); daughters, Ashley MacDorman, Debert, Kaitlyn (Cisco) Smith, Cole Harbour; five grandchildren whom he lovingly called his little "pygmies", Kaileena and Kingston MacDorman-Smith, Creelyn, Stella Jane and Jaxon MacDorman-Wright; brother, Ronnie MacDorman and sister in law, Jackie Matko, St. Charles, Ontario; sister, Linda (Mike) Davies, St. Catherines, Ontario. He will be dearly loved and missed forever. A Celebration of his Life was held November 21 in the Debert Legion, 1252 Masstown Rd., Debert. Donations may be made to any local SPCA or charity of choice. Cremation has taken place under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online messages of condolence may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

COLLINS, Phillip – 76, Hilden, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Elk Court, Brookfield.  Born in Green Oaks, he was the son of the late Leonard and Lydia (Burgess) Collins. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (King) Collins; children, Phillip Jr. (Rebecca) & family; Tara (Keith), Debert; Christina (Gary), North River; Jeffery (Kim), Debert;  grandchildren, Brooklyn, Rylan, Corey, Riley, Danny, (Lindsay); great-granddaughter, Myla; siblings, Marge (Donald), Ontario; Gary (Shirley), Green Oakes; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Elmer, Clarence, Aileen, Jessie, and Edith. Private interment will be held in Onslow Island 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

SLACK, Joyce Eileen - 80, Valley, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, in Colchester East Hants Centre, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Pearl (Dickie) Fulton. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Wilson, Truro; sons, Bruce (Karen) Creelman, Gold River, BC; David (Natasha) Creelman, Onslow; step-daughter, Tracey (David) Mitchell, Truro; step-son, Dana (Ruth) Slack, North River; grandchildren, Jonathon Wilson, Meagan Wilson, Ashley Creelman, and Connor Creelman; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Slack and Alana Slack, Sean Mitchell, Patrick Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell; great-granddaughter Caylee; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Kenneth Slack; brothers, Ray, Ron, Donald in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service wwas held Thursday, November 22, 2018, Reverend Carolyn Wilson-Wynne  officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McMULLEN, James Donald "Jim" - 71, Truro, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was a son of the late Donald and Phyllis (Tinney) McMullen. He is survived by his wife, the former B. Jill MacKay; daughters, Coreena Manderson (Trevor), Leduc, Alberta; Michelle (John Norris), New Glasgow; grandchildren, Cole, Kayla, Kelsey; brothers, Tommy (Dauphine), Valley; Tyrone, Bass River; Dick (Brenda), Londonderry; sister, Marlene Rushton, Londonderry; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Lent. Graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry, 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

NICHOLS, Barry Charles, 60, Debert – passed away suddenly on November 19, 2018. A Celebration of Life-Visitation was held November 26th from 2 – 4 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Cremation has taken place. Full obituary available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

YORKE, Lewis L. – Age 77, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Harris and Gladys (Smythe) Yorke. He is survived by his wife, Eloise (Patterson) Yorke; daughter, Regena, Parrsboro; son, David, Two Islands; sister, Alice Woodington, Kensington; brother, Donnie Pettigrew (Lillian), Charlottetown; grandchildren, Chalene, Crystal, Charlie, Slade; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Lois, Ethelyn, Florence, Dorothy, Hazel, Norma, Bertha; brothers, Laurie, Alan, Cyril. In keeping with Lewis’ wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the IWK Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LUNDIE, David McColough – 80, Great Village.  It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dave Lundie on Saturday, November 24, 2018.  He was born to the late David Galloway and Frances Lundie (McColough) of Great Village, NS.  He is survived by daughter Sheri (Lloyd) Great Village; sons, Shawn, Banff, AB, Derek (Melony), Devon, AB; partner, Gina McCulloch, Shubenacadie; stepsons, Daniel and Warren (Farrah); granddaughters, Courtney, Carly, Taylor, Ashalen, Hope and Melady; former wife, Diane Lundie; brother-in-law, Phil Harrison; niece and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant daughter, Annette; sister, Margie Harrison.  Dad was a man of many talents, he graduated with a diploma in Radio Electronic and Television servicing in June 1959. He owned Village TV Sales and Servicing in Bible Hill up until his retirement.  He was a proud member of the Great Village Fire Brigade for 62 years, the last 24 as Fire Chief.  He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan.  Dad loved spending time doing puzzles and playing cards and spending his weekends at Gina’s.   Special thanks to all the VON nurses, Homecare and First Responders for all your love and care.  Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 28 from 1pm until time of Firefighter Tribute Service at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Great Village Fire Brigade. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LUNDIE, David McColough – 80, Great Village. It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Dave Lundie on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born to the late David Galloway and Frances Lundie (McColough) of Great Village, NS. He is survived by daughter Sheri (Lloyd) Great Village; sons, Shawn, Banff, AB, Derek (Melony), Devon, AB; partner, Gina McCulloch, Shubenacadie; stepsons, Daniel and Warren (Farrah); granddaughters, Courtney, Carly, Taylor, Ashalen, Hope and Melady; former wife, Diane Lundie; brother-in-law, Phil Harrison; niece and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant daughter, Annette; sister, Margie Harrison. Dad was a man of many talents, he graduated with a diploma in Radio Electronic and Television servicing in June 1959. He owned Village TV Sales and Servicing in Bible Hill up until his retirement. He was a proud member of the Great Village Fire Brigade for 62 years, the last 24 as Fire Chief. He was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. Dad loved spending time doing puzzles and playing cards and spending his weekends at Gina’s. Special thanks to all the VON nurses, Homecare and First Responders for all your love and care. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 28 from 1pm until time of Firefighter Tribute Service at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Reception will follow. Spring interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Great Village Fire Brigade. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


November 2018

LLOYD, Ruth Ellen (McCallum) – Our mother passed away peacefully, Monday, September 24th, 2018 in Magnolia Continuing Care, Enfield with her three daughters at her side. Born on January 15, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (O’Brien) McCallum. Mom had eight children that kept her busy; Bill (Roz), Nancy (Sonny), Gail (Allison), Bruce (Barbie), Paul (deceased), Terry (deceased), Wayne and Mandy (Stephen); six grandchildren, Brandi, Max, Derrick, Jon, Tracey, Jeron; three great grandchildren, Jessica, Lily, Michael and Melissa. She is survived by sister, Eunice; brother, Rufus (Jean); predeceased by husband, Leslie; sisters, Ivy (Ira), Evelyn, Pansy (Charlie), Adeline; brothers, Dick (Olive), Neil (Gladys), Alfred (Verda). She worked as a cashier, seamstress, waitress and a cook. We would like to the staff of the Magnolia who took such great care of our mom during her stay there.

Celebration of Life was held September 30 2-4pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Recreation Dept. of the Magnolia or to Diabetes Canada. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacRae, Beatrice "Bea" Louise – 85, formerly of Hilden, N.S., passed away September 25, 2018 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Bea was born in Kennetcook, N.S. on December 1, 1932 to the late Andrew and Mary (Custance) O’Toole. She is survived by sons, Herb (Val) Corbett, Nuttby, Jim (Kathy) Corbett, Crowes Mills, Gary Corbett, Hilden; grandchildren, Barbie Johnson (Derek) and Andy (Vicki) Corbett; great-grandchildren, Megan and Cass Johnson, Jon Corbett; a niece and several nephews; special friend, Jack MacLeod. She was predeceased by her sister, Elsie and brother-in-law, Jack. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Please join us in a visitation celebrating her life on Saturday, September 29th from 6 – 8pm. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Private family interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

GALLANT, Hubert J. "Bert" – Age 69, of Southampton passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Shediac, he was a son of the late Eugene and Florence (Melanson) Gallant. He is survived by his wife, the former Kathy Morris; a daughter, Heidi Pigdon (Shawn), Fairview, Alta.; sons, Jamie Gallant, BC; Jason Jacob (Julie), Tracadie, NB; Austin Gallant (Kelly), Bass River; a sister, Marie Morris (Myles), Southampton; a brother, Raymond, Moncton; 6 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. As well, his father-in-law (but more importantly his best friend), Dallas Morris, West Brook. He was predeceased by brothers, Roger, Claude, Paul. In keeping with Bert’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCULLY, Grace Amelia  East Mines/Truro. It is with saddened hearts, the family of the late Grace Amelia McCully, announce her passing on September 27, 2018, at the age of 90, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Lornevale, she was a daughter of the late William Dean and Mary Cook (Ayer) Scott. Grace was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her daughter, Sharon Diane Croft (Gary), Valley; son-in-law, Jim Christie, Mississauga, Ontario; twin grandsons, Donald Scott Christie, Toronto, Ontario; James Robert Christie, Mississauga, Ontario; "Grammie Grace" to Danielle Morrow, Camden and Nicholas Morrow, Lower Onslow; sister-in-law, Elsie Scott, Wawa, Ontario; many dear nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Robert Beatty McCully; daughter, Janice Mary Christie (May 2014); son, Robert Scott McCully in infancy; sisters, Stella Scott (Age 11), Lena (Cecil) Rushton, Florence (Spencer) Pringle, Hattie (Wesley) Simpson; brothers, William (Flo), Harding (first wife, Effie), Herbert (Toni), Frank, Robert (Helen). Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held October 3, 2018, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Interment was held in Folly Village Cemetery, 983 Highway 2, Glenholme. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Grace’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ANGEVINE, Audrey Jane – 90, passed away quietly, surrounded by loved ones, at Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, Ontario. Born in Hansford, Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Millie Mayne. She grew up in Westchester and moved to Ontario in the late 1940s. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer; daughter, Gail (Fisher/Oliver); sister, Jean; her partner, Merle Woodcock. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (John) Boertjes; sons, Robert (Debbie) and Richard (Shelly); 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; great-great granddaughter, Norah; brother-in-law, Wyman Betts. Funeral service was held October 1 at Trinity Anglican Church, Bradford, Ontario. Graveside service was held October 14, 2018 at Wentworth Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FORBES, Ernest "Wayne" – 69, Truro, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre surrounded by his loving family. Wayne was fortunate to have turned his passion for hunting and fishing into a successful business and owned/operated Fin, Fur & Feather on Aberdeen Street in Truro for over 20 years.  It was there Wayne found many lifelong friends.  Wayne continued on with his passion for fishing by working with the Cobequid Salmon Association where he focused on salmon habitat restoration. When Wayne wasn’t hunting or fishing, he could be found at his happy place, the Forbes Family Cottage at Brule Point. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Claire (Frizzell); daughters, Kari (Rod Badcock), Wendy; son Christopher; by his brother, Clyde MacKenzie (Lorraine Tattrie); nephews Randy (Cora-Lee) and Robbie (Susanne) along with many extended families.  He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Eleanor Forbes. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where visitation was held October 1, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service was held October 2 in the funeral home. If so desired, donations may be made to the Cobequid Salmon Association or Ducks Unlimited. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FRASER, Mark James (Sam), 83 of Economy was guided by angels on September 27, 2018 from his family who sat by his side during his illness. He passed in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Carrington, NS on May 26, 1935, he was a son of the late Percy and Laura (Witter) Fraser. He grew up and went to school in Oxford, NS. He is survived by his children, Carl, Halls Harbour, Kim (Chuck) Fraser-Faulkner, Bedford, Cindy (Fraser) Fraser-Cox, Bass River, Ralph "Bub" (Karen), Economy; grandchildren, William, Jenny, Ben, Hillary and Mackenzie; brothers, Gerald and Ralph; sister, Lois. Along with his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Brenda. Mark had worked in the woods, drove transfer truck, operated a snowmobile sales and service business and later employed with Dexter Construction from where he retired. A special thanks to his VON workers who he shared his stories and home remedies with. Not only did he receive excellent care but great conversations and friendships. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Service was held October 6 in St. James Presbyterian Church, Oxford, N.S. with Rev. John Tonks officiating. If so desired donations may be made to the SPCA, Bass River Medical Centre or Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HIGGINS, Marilyn Mae (Boyd) - 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on September 29, 2018. Born in Belmont, Colchester Co., she was the daughter of the late Albert Cecil and Inez (Whippie) Boyd. Marilyn taught school for several years after graduating from Normal College. After she finished teaching, she helped manage several family businesses.  Marilyn is survived by children, Steve, Truro, Kenda (Brad), Ottawa, and Tonda (Wade), Truro; grandchildren Kayla, Sara, Zachary; step grandchildren Alex and Brandon; good friends Arlene and Glenna. Also surviving are brother, Benny (Grace); sister, Lois; sister-in-law Heather, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Ritchie (Emily), Kenny, Frank, Raymond and sister, Carole (David), brother-in-law George. Funeral Service celebrating Marilyn’s life was held October 9 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Marty Clark-Ettinger, officiating. Interment in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Special thanks to Arlene for all the help and love over the years, Donna and Nicole, along with all the great staff from the former Williams Country Home.  Thank you for the kindness shown by staff at Cedarstone Enhanced Care.  As Marilyn was a cat lover, donations in her memory can be made to the SPCA - Colchester Branch. Condolences may be sent to the family online by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SCOTT (Sexton), Barbara Ann, Truro, passed away peacefully in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro on September 29, 2018 at 8:57pm. Barb was born in Halifax on January 10, 1942. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Philip Harold Scott and their eight children, Linda, Dorothy, Stephen, Samuel, Douglas, Michael, Yvonne and Philip; nineteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter and a very large loving extended family. Barb enjoyed family time. Barb will be remembered as a very loving, kind, caring and generous person who enjoyed life to the fullest. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by family request. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences are available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SCOTT, Philip Harold, age 70, passed away on October 2, 2018 at home. He is predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Ann Scott, who sadly passed away three days prior. The family takes comfort in knowing his broken heart could not stay here on earth without his beloved Barbie. The love they shared for each other was that powerful, that even death could not keep them apart. If Phil wasn't outside working on vehicles with the boys, he was inside teaching his other children or grandchildren how to play the guitar. He worked hard for his family and with his wife by his side, led a very adventurous life. He was fun loving and a great problem solver. Phil had many interests but motorcycles were his passion. He will be sadly missed by his children, Dorothy, Michael, Yvonne, Philip Jr. and his sisters and brother, as well as his grandchildren and many friends and extended family. A Celebration of Life for both Phil and Barb was held at the Debert Legion on October 20th. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAUDLE, Cecil Henry, 86 – The passing occurred on October 11, 2018 of Cecil Henry Caudle in Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born on February 10, 1932, he was the son of the late Roy and Myrtle (Hodge) Caudle. Cecil is survived by daughter, Catherine Clark (Bruce Ernest), Lower Onslow; son, Steven (Christene), Valley; beloved grandchildren who meant the world to him, Julia Clark (Sam Kuzyk), Calgary, Parker and Nathan Caudle, Truro. He is also survived by sister, Doris Wall, Halifax; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Frances Matheson and Ronnie Wilson. Predeceased by wife, Dolores, son-in law, Blair Clark and brother, Edward Caudle.

Cecil was a dedicated employee of CN Rail for almost 40 years. His love of sports and the outdoors developed at a very young age and continued throughout his life. He was involved in baseball and various levels of Bearcat hockey – Junior, Senior and District and ended his hockey career with the Truro Bearcat Oldtimers. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A memorial service was held October 16 with Rev. Carolyn Wilson-Wynne officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to CEHHC Palliative Care or Colchester Hospice Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LEMMONS, Irma Evangeline – 80, Bible Hill, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irma Evangeline (Lynds) Lemmons on October 14, 2018. She was born to the late Alfred and Cecilia (Crowe) Lynds in Onslow Mountain, N.S. Irma had many hobbies including knitting, crocheting, crafts and sewing. She was an active member of her church for almost sixty years. Irma worked at the Starway Restaurant and Stanfields. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; daughters, Beverly (Basil) Crowe, Bible Hill; Bonnie (David) Harnish, Bible Hill; Janice Manley, Grande Prairie and Cindy Lemmons, Grande Prairie; son, David, Amherst; sisters, Phyllis (Charles) Wilson, Truro; Rose (Morris) McCallum, Truro; Jane (David) Moore, Truro; Darlene (Kerry) Blackie, Bridgewater; Joan (Warren) McAuley, Bridgewater; brothers, Eric (Nancy), Ontario; Donnie (Helen), Onslow; Willie (Vie), Truro. Irma is also survived by her grandchildren, James Harnish (Brianne Muise), Truro; Nicole Schrader (Ryan Mitton), Amherst; Nicholas (Tove) Crowe, Victoria, B.C.; Matthew Harnish, Truro; Corey Manley (Ashley Caudron), Grande Prairie; Jonathon Harnish, Halifax; Lacey Lemmons, Truro; Craig (Jillian) Manley, Grande Prairie; Courtney (Daniel) Crowe, Truro; Aaron Tipping, Truro; great-grandchildren, Brook Lynn, Autumn, Kenny, Nevyn, Nathan, Tasia, Emmaline, Seth, Brayden, Peyton, Hailey; great, great-grandchild, Kaya and many nieces and nephews. Irma was predeceased by son, Kirk; brothers, Robert, Foster and Murray and sister, Irene Otterson. Special thank-you to the VON and the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Palliative Care Unit. A service of remembrance was held October 18th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Pastor Scott Penner officiating. Donations in Irma’s name may be made to the Truro Alliance Church Building Fund. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

EAGLES, Elsie May - 81, Truro, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Pearl (Morrisey) Lindsay. She is survived by her daughters, Janie (Stephen) Stanton, Londonderry; Kathy Langille (Nick), Debert; Cindy DeAdder, Sackville, NB; Beth Gratto (Timmy), Great Village; sons, David Eagles (Glenda), Londonderry; Curtis (Annette) Eagles, Truro; Michael (Laurie) Eagles, Debert; grandchildren, Jason, Paul, Amanda, Sarah, Josh, Wyatt, Marcia, Melissa, Jeremy, Martina, Jeffrey, Heidi, Evan, Nathan; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Clara Pratt, Truro; brothers, Russell (Ann) Lindsay, Cambridge; Dexter (Barb) Lindsay, Truro; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Wesley Eagles; brothers, John Lindsay, Samuel Lindsay. Funeral service was held October 17, 2018, at Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FULTON, Franklyn Grant, 80 – Otter Brook, passed away suddenly at his home on October 16, 2018. Born in Musquodoboit, he was the son of the late John and Martha (Cox) Fulton. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marion (Higgins); daughter, Marla MacKay, Otter Brook; son, Jeff (Angie), Otter Brook; grandchildren, Carl, Hayley, Owen and John. Franklyn is also survived by his sister, Mary Trenholm; nephew, Steven Trenholm; nieces, Lisa (Mike) Davies and Leanne (Anthony) Cressman. A passionate fiddle player, Franklyn entertained hundreds of people throughout his lifetime. He played with several bands, notably The Elm Valley Four, The Bible Hill Swingsters and for the past twenty-five years, he was a member of The Good Times Senior Citizen Band every Tuesday at the Truro Legion. A hard working farmer for most of his life, Franklyn conveyed compassion and humane treatment for all animals. Funeral service was held October 21st in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations in Franklyn’s memory may be made to QEII Cardiac Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LINDSAY, George "Dusty" Elvin Ernest Jr., 50, Belmont, passed away suddenly at home on October 21, 2018. Born in Truro, he was the son of Linda Lou Lindsay and the late George Lindsay. Dusty loved fishing, hunting and time spent at the lake. He was the owner/operator of G. Lindsay Drilling in Tumbler Ridge, B.C. for many years. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Besides his mother, he is survived by his loving partner, Joann Culgin; step-son, Blayne Turner; sister, Kim Lindsay; brother, John (Debbie); grandmother, Hilda Reid; several nieces and nephews; his loyal companions, Buddy and Bentley. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his grandfather, Elvin Lewis Reid. No visitation or service by his request. Cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Colchester S.P.C.A. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MATTHEWS, Alfred Earl - 98, formerly of Debert, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Debert, he was a son of the late Earl and Iola (McCully) Matthews. Alfred is survived by his daughters, Sharon Rundle, Nine Mile River; Barbara Matthews, Stellarton; Carole Darrah (David), Hilden; brother, Arnold Matthews; Welland, Ontario; sister-in-law, Beulah Matthews, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Sonya Casey (Chris); Ann Crossman (Ray Telder); Matthew Darrah; great grandchildren, Andrew and Michael Casey. Along with his parents, Alfred was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Shirley (Patriquin) Matthews; brother, Chesley Matthews; sisters, Irene MacCallum, Beatrice Stevens, and Fern Stewart. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where the funeral service was held October 27, 2018, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment will be held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert, at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MEANEY, Ronald J. "Ron" – Age 89, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Dennis and Mary (Lamb) Meaney. Ron was Chief Financial Auditor of Veteran’s Affairs Canada retiring in 1989. He is survived by his children, Danny, Ottawa; Mary Jane "MJ" Hammer (Bob), Calgary; Steve (Glenda), Parrsboro; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; 4 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; a step great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy "Dot" Whitten in 2005; siblings, Frank, Doris, Agnes, Gordon, Gerald, Clotilde, Jack, Kevin, Catherine, Eileen. Funeral service was October 26, 2018 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Craig Christenson officiated. Burial will take place in Calgary with his loving wife at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Nova Scotia Branch). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TAYLOR, Audrey M. – Age 81, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Edna (Henwood) Parker. Audrey was a Life Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 45, Parrsboro, and served more than 25 years with the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was proud of her work with the Legion holding posts of Past Officer, Executive Committee, Veteran’s Service Award, 2nd Vice President and member of the Poppy Committee. She is survived by sons, Michael "Mike" Parker, Parrsboro; William "Billy" Parker (Beth), Saint John, N.B.; Arthur Parker, Parrsboro; a sister, Betty Sussey, Saint John, N.B.; grandchildren, Jennifer Parker (Emily), Jonathan Parker, Saint John; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald; a brother Robert. In keeping with Audrey’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BARNHILL, Wendell Lockhart. The family of Wendell Lockhart Barnhill sadly announces his passing at the age of 90 years in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro on October 24, 2018. He was born in Truro to the late Charles Homer Barnhill and Edna Catherine (Lockhart) Barnhill. Dad was a lifelong resident of Debert and a very active member of the community. After graduating from Truro Senior High, he helped his father operate Barnhill’s General Store and in 1961 became the proud owner. He was a very wise businessman and in 1971, he did an extensive renovation of the store to make it a self-serve grocery store. In 1983, he sold the business to his son Randy so he could join Mom, who would soon retire from teaching. Dad was proud of being a charter member of the Debert Volunteer Fire Brigade, serving a number of executive positions. He was elected to Chief in 1974 and held the position for five years. Dad was a faithful member of the Debert United Church. He always seemed to excel in everything he did, such as softball, golf, skiing, scuba diving, pool, bowling, cribbage, fishing, hunting, woodworking, plumbing, electrical work, stained glass work and vehicle repairs, especially Jeeps. Dad wasn’t known for being very talkative, but when he did say something, people listened and heeded his advice. It was always his motto that if something needed to be done, it needed to be done right. This was evident in everything he did. Dad was blessed to be married to two beautiful women – Mom for 50 years and Marian for 17 years. Both were matches made in heaven. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by wife, Marian Daley Barnhill; children, Valerie (Earl) Boudreau, Randy (Sonya), Eric (Kathy); grandchildren, Gene, Carrie, Christa, Craig, Kelly, Courtney, Evan, Chelsea and Carlie; great granddaughters, Ceilidh, Hannah, Kaitlyn and Elizabeth; sister – in –law, Jean Barnhill and several nieces and nephews. Also his American family, the Daley children and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife, Bette (Wilson) Barnhill; sister, Phyllis Putnam and brother, Fred Barnhill. We would like to thank Dad’s 3M Girls, staff at Debert Court and the staff of E-Wing 3rd floor and Palliative Care in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. A visitation was held October 28 beginning with a Firefighters Tribute, followed by visitation. A Celebration of Life Service was held October 29 in the funeral home chapel. Donations in Wendell’s memory may be made to the IWK, the Alzheimer Society or charity of choice. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

October 2018

FLETCHER, Roy L. – Age 87, of Amherst, and formerly of New Salem and London, Ont. passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in New Salem, he was a son of the late Carl and Gertrude (Atkinson) Fletcher. Roy left home at fourteen years of age and went to London, Ont. where he worked for the city of London. He later joined the Canadian Armed Forces RCR being stationed in London. He served in the Korean War; also, Europe, Battle School of Japan and Canada. He lived in London for 38 years, moving back to Nova Scotia in 1977 building his home in New Salem. He moved to Parrsboro in 2003 and to Amherst in 2005. He worked as a Commissionaire for the Sand River Correction Centre retiring in 1990 when it was closed. Roy was a well decorated soldier, and was a very caring and generous man, a good friend with a great sense of humor. He is survived by his companion, Myrna McPhee; sisters, Mona Trequair, Exeter, Ont.; Evelyn McKenny, London, Ont.; a brother, Carl ‘Alt’, Truro; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Emily Baker in 2007; sisters, Cora, Marion, Olga; brothers, Roland, Sydney. Funeral service was held August 23, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

NEWTON-YOUNG, Lois-Jean A.- Age 82, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel (Newcombe) Feindell. She is survived by her husband, David Young; a son, Michael Massey, Surrey, B.C.; granddaughters, Samantha Shaw (Josh Hebb), Halifax; Ashlee Shaw, Surrey, B.C.; a sister, Amy Stewart, Halifax; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth. Funeral service was held August 27, 2018 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

OBORNE, Geraldine June (Billson) Oborne -91, Pugwash, died in her sleep on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, she was the eldest daughter of the late Samuel and Ethel (Heath) Billson. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Roy) MacKenzie, Upper Onslow; granddaughters, Melissa (Kyle) Patriquin, Masstown; Heather (Mick) Brown, Okotoks, AB; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Cullen, Ewan Patriquin, MacKenzie Brown; sisters, Doreen Waterhouse, Richmond, Quebec; Shirley Billson Houde, Drummondville, Quebec; one niece and two nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Cameron Oborne. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Melbourne, Quebec. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CLARKE, Rowena M. – Age 91, of New Salem passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Point Leamington, Nfld., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ida (Burt) Sharron. Rowena left Newfoundland at an early age and headed to Halifax to find work. She was strong willed, independent and found work within her first day. She eventually met a handsome military man and fell in love with this country boy by the name Arnold Clarke. They married on August 12th, 1950. Arnold was soon sent to Moncton were Rowena followed and there she took her hair dressing training in 1952 at a reputable salon in Moncton. She was always very proud of her certificate and her ability to work at her trade. Arnold, Rowena, Susan and Cathy enjoyed the army life, living in western Canada, Ontario and Europe. After 26 years of military life, they settled in New Salem and started to farm. Large beautiful gardens, fields of strawberries, blueberries, apple orchards, cows and chickens were among the things they enjoyed together. Arnold fell ill in 1990. Although ill for many years, he grew more sick each year and finally passed in 2004. She is survived by daughter, Susan (Douglas), Advocate Harbour, and grandchildren, Robert (Megan), Advocate Harbour; Robyn (Tyrell), Keswick Ridge, NB; Krista, Advocate Harbour; great grandchildren, Shelby, Caleb, Claire. Also, daughter, Cathy, Orangeville, Ont.; and granddaughter, Nicole (Sean), Toronto, Ont.; grandson, Ben (Kristine), Orangeville, Ont.; sister, Elizabeth Purchase, Norris Arm, Nfld.; brother, John, Campbellton, N.B.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold; brothers, William "Bill", Hedley. In keeping with Rowena’s wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. A private graveside committal will take place in Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of Bayview Health Centre Foundation or to a charity of choice.

D’SOUZA, Michael – Age 82, of Halifax and formerly of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Infirmary, QEII Health Centre, Halifax. Born in India, he was a son of the late David and Elvira D’Souza. Michael immigrated to Canada in 1966. He taught school in Bombay India for eight years, Bass River for two, and finally Parrsboro for 25 years. He is survived by daughters, Anne Marie, Elizabeth Juliana, both of Halifax; and Esther Lia Pippy (Mark), St. John’s, Nfld; grandchildren, Juliana and Maria, both of St. John’s; a sister, Monica Nevis, Toronto, Ont. He was predeceased by his wife, Juliana in 2000; sisters, Francina and Philomena; a brother, Donald. Funeral service was held September 3, 2018  in St. Brigid's Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parrsboro Regional High School Scholarship Society, Chalice, or the Canadian Cancer Society.

WHITE, Peggy  88, Truro, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late James and Priscilla (Bennett) MacPhail. Peggy is survived by her sons, Barry White (Klowa Bartlett), Windsor; Robert "Bob" (Lori Ann) White, Central Onslow; step daughter, Trish MacLeod (Art McManus), Hilden; sister-in-law, Muriel MacPhail, Truro; grandchildren, Shawn White, Robin White (Fiancé, Mikel Derksen), Connor White; step grandson, Lance Phillips; nephew, Brian Fowlie. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roderick James White; companion, Charlie MacLeod; twin brother, Earl MacPhail. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, September 3, 2018, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MCMANUS, Patrick Joseph – 82, Upper Onslow, passed away peacefully September 1, 2018.  Born on September 27, 1935, he was the son of the late Patrick and Eva (Nelson) McManus. Pat leaves behind his children, Eva (Michael) Fortune, Brookfield, Twila (André) Guay, Rougemont, QC., Ruth Murphy, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Joey (Roxanne) McManus, Truro, Effie (James) Linkletter, Hilden, Beth (Garth) Lunn, Debert. Besides his parents, Pat was predeceased by his wife, Audrey (Jackson); daughter, Bertha. A special thank you to all who helped in any way to honour Pat’s wishes to remain at home. In particular we would like to thank the VON Palliative Care team, the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and granddaughter, Rachel. In keeping with his wishes, Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, September 28 at 2pm in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, with Mr. Cory Lunn officiating.  If so desired, donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, Palliative Care or charity of one’s choice. 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

FRASER, Carl Robert - 68, Truro, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018, in Townsview Estates, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late William and Dorothy (Tucker) Fraser. He is survived by brothers, Raymond, Londonderry; Thomas "Russell", Ontario; Willis, Bible Hill; very special friend, Mary Beckett. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brothers and sisters. Graveside service was held Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Terrace Hill Cemetery, Pastor Ken Banks officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LAWSON, Heather of Bass River, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2018. She was the daughter of Dale and the late June (MacLaughlin) Lawson. She is survived by her siblings, Paul (Rigo), Karen, Susan (Ken); nieces and nephew, Caitlyn, Trevor and Aletha; many aunts, uncles and cousins. At Heather’s request there was no funeral. Heather’s family received visitors Sunday, September 16th in the Fireman’s Hall, Bass River. Donations can be made to The Heather Lawson Fund - Emergency Relief for Nova Scotia Craft community by contacting the Craft Nova Scotia office (902.423.3837) or office@craftnovascotia.ca

DODSWORTH, Matthew - Great Village, N.S.  November 3, 1976 - September 8, 2018. Survived by his wife, Ardis, two sons William and Carson, mother Susan, father James, brother William, sister Sarah (Aaron Devine), nephew Roman and niece Abby. Matthew was truly loved, admired and valued by his small physical family, his large spiritual family and countless friends. His foremost interest was time with his boys, and this, when combined with his passion for exploring the woods on his side-by-side, made for an unforgettable day. Matthew loved exploring the woods, magnificent scenery, and creating beautiful carvings from wood,  but he found the most pleasure in these when he shared with family and friends. He will be intensely missed by his beloved wife, Ardis and his most prized possession, his boys, William and Carson.  He was their Poppy. Memorial Service was held September 14 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Mr. David Spence officiating. If so desired, donations in Matthew’s memory may be made to a fund for William and Carson through the funeral home. Online condolences at : www.ColchesterCommunity.com

QUINN, Arnold A. – Age 84, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Harrison Settlement, he was a son of the late Carl and Annie (Pugsley) Quinn. He is survived by daughters, Robina, Rose and Marlene; a son, Donald; sisters, Olive Tays, Marina Quinn, Eileen Melanson (John); grandchildren, John, Jonathan, Jason, Julie; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel in 2007; a sister, Muriel. Funeral service was held September 11, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Dan Green officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Adult Day Unit), Parrsboro.

HINGLEY, Norman Vance - 76, Crowes Mills, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in North River, he was a son of the late Olman and Alice (Studivan) Hingley. He is survived by his wife, the former Beverly "Bev" (Higgins); daughters, Donna (Cory) Crossman, Dutch Settlement; Leah (Jason) Reeves, Nuttby; son, Joel Hingley (Joy), Adam MacCallum Road; twin brother, Newton (Darlene) Hingley, Harmony; grandsons, Cameron and Thane Crossman, Lucas and Riley Reeves; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by half-brother, Ernie (Betty) Blackmore; half-sister, Gladys (Stanley) MacKenzie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation was held Tuesday, September 11, 2018. A private family graveside service and interment was held Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HARVEY, Lillian A. – Age 98, of Parrsboro passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan with her family by her side. Born in Robinson’s Corner, Lunenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Rachel (MacInnis) Zinck. Her family meant the world to her. Lillian had a wonderful sense of humour, and thoroughly enjoyed playing cards with family and friends in both Parrsboro and Sheet Harbour. She loved nothing better than having people visit her so she could catch up on the news. She was a collector of poetry and teddy bears. She is survived by daughters, Dianne Laituri, Parrsboro; Tanya MacDonald (John), Sheet Harbour; 2 grandchildren, Quiss Coll (David), Riverview, N.B.; Robyn MacDonald, High River, Alta.; two great grandsons, Alex and Joseph Coll; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; sisters, Fanny, Margaret, Alice; brothers, George, Arthur, Jack, Wilfred, Fred and her twin, Henry in 2006. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. All are welcome. A sincere thank you to the medical staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their excellent care and to the home care workers for the many laughs mom had with them. Also, thank you to Martha and Sandie Spence, and Laura Allen for their assistance during mom’s stay at the care centre. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church, the Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) Program, Parrsboro or a charity of choice.

Hatfield, Gerald B. – Age 82, of Amherst, and formerly of Fox River passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Ross and Gladys (Brunt) Hatfield. He is survived by his chosen family, Wyman Bowden (Brenda), Fox River, and their children, Jennifer Bowden (Darren), Saltsprings; Nicholas Bowden (Erin), Amherst; special friend, Charles Bugley, Tignish; brothers, Arden Hatfield (Linda), Fox River; Robert, Florence, Mass.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanette in 2012; his sister, Doris; brothers, Ralph, Lorne, Jules. A graveside service will be held in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Fox River at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

SABINE, Gordon Edgar 76, Vimy Court, Bible Hill, formerly of Belmont, completed his earthly journey to his heavenly home on Friday, September 14, 2018. Born in Southville, he was a son of the late Lennie (Lewis) and Edgar Sabine. Gordon is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sheila (Churchill) Sabine, Belmont; children, Lorenda (Joe) Ebbett, Tatamagouche; Rev. Kirk (Virnna) Sabine, Sussex, New Brunswick; Leah (John) Pembridge, River John; grandchildren, Alexander (Candace) Allen, Westville; Natasha Allen (Kevin), Manganese Mines; Matthew Allen, Goose Bay - Labrador, Newfoundland; Miles (Megan) Sabine, Portland, Maine; Kendra (Kyle) Varoskovic, Upland, Indiana; Abram Sabine, Sussex, New Brunswick; great grandchildren, Benjamin Allen, Lucas Allen, Jade Varoskovic. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Bobby Sabine; sister-in-law, Linda Sabine; a sister and three brothers in infancy. Celebration of Gordon’s life was held Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at The Connection Wesleyan Church, 38 Pleasant Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young St., Truro.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILLIGAR, Lawrence B. - Age 68, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at home. Born in Sackville, N.B., he was a son of the late Benjamin and Kathleen "Kay" (Henwood) Willigar. He is survived by his companion, Loretta (Young) Atkinson; a sister, Florence; a brother, Stanley (Dorinda), all of Parrsboro; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Lee. Funeral Service was held September 19, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in West Bay Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Diabetes Canada.

RUSHTON, Garnet Ellis Truro. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Garnet Ellis Rushton, who passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Westchester Station, he was a son of the late Lamert Torrence and Georgie Marguerite (Rushton) Rushton. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie (Walter) Rushton, Rhonda (Rod) Blois, Joanne (Bill) Shand, Susan (Colin) MacDonald; grandchildren, Samantha, Hannah, Carly, Jenna, Spencer, Connor; brother, Vernon (Nancy) Rushton; sisters, Lillian Brown, Marilyn (Claude) Rushton, Sharon (Chuck) DeCoff, Pat (Darrell) Coulter; sisters-in-law, Grace MacKenzie, Ellen (Gary) Miller; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, the former Lorna Margaret (Wickwire) Rushton; brothers, Leon Rushton, Arden Rushton; sister, Ardith Morash. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Pastor Ken Banks officiated. Interment was held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DURANT, Carolyn R. – Age 72, of Parrsboro passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Halifax Infirmary (QEII). Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Nellie (Ogilvie) Read. Carolyn was a retired school teacher having taught 34 years, retiring in 2002. She is survived by sons, William "Bill" (Tanya), Robert "Robby" (Karen), all of Parrsboro; brothers, David, Parrsboro; Robert (Adrice), Beaver Bank; 5 grandchildren, William "Will", Devon, Emma, Allison, Isaac; a great grandson, Holden; several nieces and nephews. As well, her former husband, Harold. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Chelsea. Funeral service was held Friday, September 21, 2018, at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Pastor Henry Devito officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter or the Salvation Army. 

FLEMMING, Alexander Patrick "Pat" -71, Great Village, passed away in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Clarence Patrick (CP) and Margaret Rita (MacDonald) Flemming. Pat was a graduate of Saint Mary’s University (Comm.) and attended UCLA for his MBA. His career took him across North America in dairy-related ventures with Carnation Milk and Scotsburn Cooperative Dairy, and further spicing up his career at Schwartz Inc. After his retirement, he established a successful B&B, sharing his hospitality, infectious laugh and cooking skills with guests from all over the world. Pat retired from the Great Village District Fire Brigade in the fall of 2017. His skills as an arbitrator proved useful in his work with the N.S. Department of Justice hearing appeals. His interest in sports was diverse: football and hockey at university and higher levels, golf with the guys in Debert and PEI, refereeing minor hockey and racing sedans at Atlantic Motorsport Park. His latent interest in singing blossomed in the Saint James Presbyterian Men's Chorus and related quartet. While he claimed "brown thumbs", he was president of the Great Village Garden Club for several years. Pat is survived by his wife, Sybil (Card); son, Patrick S. (Sandra) and stepson, Ian Hubbard; grandchildren, Cooper and Grace Flemming and Claire Hubbard, all of Halifax. Also by sisters, Paula (Charlie) Renouf of Arisaig, Catherine (David) MacKinnon of Dartmouth; brother, Don of Arisaig and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Pat’s family will receive friends Wednesday, September 26 from 10am until time of the Celebration of Life at 11am in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Rev. Dr. David Sutherland will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Family flowers only. Donations in Pat’s memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation: Nova Scotia Chapter or the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


September 2018

ELLOITT, Juanita Florence – 86, Murray Siding, Col. Co., passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Economy Point, N.S. she was a daughter of the late Alton and Sylvia (Morrison) Currie. Juanita was employed for many years with Polymer in Truro. She had a variety of interests, especially sewing, quilting, knitting and reading. She also enjoyed playing cards and a good cup of tea. She will be fondly missed by her special cat, "Trooper". She is survived by her daughters, Linda MacIntosh, Murray Siding, Andrea (Martin) Elliott-Fry, Bedford; grandchildren; Jared (Karen) MacKenzie; Jillian (Fred) Hamilton; Jamie (Samantha) MacIntosh; great granddaughter, Freya; sister, Viola Olsen, Parrsboro; many nieces and nephews who were also very important to her. Besides her parents, Juanita was predeceased by  husband, Alvin; daughter, Patricia MacKenzie (Duane Brown); infant granddaughter, Jessica; brothers, Stewart, Howard, Frank, Laurie; sisters, Susan, Jean, Agnes, Georgie, Dorothy, Edna, Clara. In keeping with her wishes, Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Committal Service was held July 28th in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or charity of one’s choice. 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

HEBERT, Hazel P. – Age 94, of Parrsboro. Hazel’s family are saddened to announce her passing on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in River Hebert, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Evangeline (Richard) Wood. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Morris (Dale), Norma Collinson (Steven), Pauline Gilbert (Skip), all of Parrsboro; Angela Hebert (Greg Rennehan), Eastern Passage; grandchildren, Blair, Corey, Scott, April, Patrick, Paul, Matthew, Michelle; great grandchildren, Kendra, Kiara, Eden, Mason, Emma, Nathan, Olive; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd; children, Robert, Brenda; two children in infancy; sister, Geneva; brothers, Don and George. Funeral service was held July 30, 2018 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Craig Christenson officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WHIDDEN, Doris E. – Age 90, of Truro passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Colchester East Hants Health Center, Truro. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jessie (Barnes) Fillmore. She was a graduate of the Grace Maternity School of Nursing in 1951 and nursed at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro for 25 years. She is survived by daughters, Janet Andrews, Thornhill, Ont.; Patricia Ann Whidden, Lower Sackville; grandsons, Jeffrey Taylor, Hamilton, Ont.; Jonathan Taylor, Halifax; a great grandson, Dax Taylor, New Glasgow; former son-in-law, Mario Glavac; nephews, Arden (Dianne) Fillmore, Elmsdale; William Fillmore (Monette), Moncton. She was predeceased by brothers, Kenneth and Douglas; sister in law, Marion Fillmore; a nephew, Wayne. Funeral service was held August 4, 2018 at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Archdeacon Glenn Eason officiating. Burial followed in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

Cameron, Edward Dewey 90, of Onslow died as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. . A Celebration of Life was held at Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro on Monday, August 27 at 2p.m. Full obituary: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Kaulback, Frederick Allen - Gananoque, Ontario, formerly of Great Village, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late Floyd and Bernice (Cook) Kaulback. Fred is survived by his brothers, Jack and Carl; sisters, Linda, Inez, Barb, Debbie, Joyce, Valerie and Gerry; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Earl. Graveside service was held Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Mahon Cemetery, 8480 Highway 2, 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

Morrisey, Henrietta – Belmont. It is with great sadness that the Morrisey family announces the passing of Henrietta on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Debert Court. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late William Pynn and Pearl (King) Lindsay and was a lifelong resident of Belmont. Henrietta is survived by her sons, Steven (Florence), Onslow Mountain; Tony (Donna); Roger (Kathy); Marty (Linda), all of Belmont; sister-in-law, Marie Miller, Tatamagouche; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; eleven great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Gordon (Phyllis); sisters, Aletha (Watson) Rushton; Erma; brothers, Ross; Murray (Irene). Graveside service was held Friday, August 3, 2018, at Crossroads Cemetery, 596 Belmont Road, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Stevens, Donald LeRoy "Donnie"  – 79, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Percy and Jean (Belmore) Stevens. Donnie was the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Bonnie (MacGregor); children, Michael (Janice) Stevens, Hilden; Sandra Starratt (Jeff Service), Lower Onslow; Nancy (Myron) Upham, Upper North River; Brian Stevens (Dina Virlas), Jasper, Alberta; grandchildren, Nicholas, Charles, Emma Jean, Matthew, Colby, Jessie, Emma-Leigh, Ryan, Max, Gabrielle, Isabelle; great grandchildren, Sage and Olivia; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Bogle, Stewiacke; Alfred Wallace, Grand Lake; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Wallace, Helen Bogle; brothers, Arnold Stevens, Aubrey (Eva) Stevens, Roland Stevens. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Cristinel Fartadi officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Currie, Georgina Edith  – Truro. Our family Matriarch has died at the age of 77 years, leaving this world to be with her beloved husband, George, who predeceased her in 1992. Mom was the daughter of the late Letitia (Eagles) MacNeil and Carson MacNeil. Surviving are her daughters, Glenda, Kay (Richard), Florence (Roy), Star (Wayne), Trina (Daton), Amanda (Sterling); sons, Jesse (Janet), George, Greg (Sherry); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her great granddaughters, Bleu and Scarlett. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, where Georgina’s family received friends on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Private family interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village, Pastor Ruth Tonn officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Gratto, Lila Marie (Hendry)   88, Economy. We, the family, regret to announce the passing of the Matriarch of our family, Lila Marie (Hendry) Gratto, on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret (Newton) Hendry. Lila is survived by her children, Vernon Gratto (Virginia), Coquitlam, British Columbia; Brenda Griffiths, New Westminster, British Columbia; Douglas Gratto (Doreen), Truro; Ralph Gamble (Christine), Truro; Patsy Reynolds, Washington, USA; Roger Gamble, Perth, Australia; Judy Gamble, Belmont; Debbie (John) Lindsay, Belmont; grandchildren, Chad Griffiths, Joey Griffiths, David Griffiths, Miranda Gratto, Michael Gratto, Justin MacLeod, Marcia Gamble, Melissa Gamble, Ryan Comber, Kyle Comber, Brady Reynolds, Liam Griffin, Chet Gamble, Madison Shearer, Brody Shearer, Clarissa Lindsay-Millen (Brandon), Evan Lindsay; eight great grandchildren; much loved sisters, Ethel MacInnis and Alice Geddes, Truro; brother, Donald Hendry, Halifax; sister-in-law, Bev Hendry, Ontario. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David Gratto; long-time partner, Ralph Gamble; sons, Terry and Ronnie Gamble; sisters, Jean (Simon) Compton and Shirley (John) Ellis; brothers, Churchill and Clarke Hendry; brother-in-law, Daniel MacInnis. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, August 10, 2018, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Private family interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


August 2018

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


June 2018

Memorial Service Announcement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


April 2018

 

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


 

March 2018

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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