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October 2020

McLELLAN, Muriel Margaret, 91 passed away on Monday August 17 at the Prince of Wales Manor in Ottawa, Ontario. Born in Parrsboro, she was the daughter of late Robert and Harriett (Fancy) McLellan. After Muriel married the love of her life (another McLellan) Denzil, they moved to Toronto where they lived for over 35 years, then moved back to Denzil's home town Economy, Nova Scotia. Living there for over a decade, they moved to Muriel's home town, Parrsboro. They had an enjoyable retirement of square dancing, shopping, volunteering and visiting their beloved Nova Scotia. From there, they lived in Truro, until Denzil's passing. Muriel moved to Ottawa, ON to be closer to her children, but her heart was always in Parrsboro. She is survived by her sons, David, Ottawa, ON, Eric (Janet), Markdale, ON, John (Kim), Ottawa, ON and daughter, Sharon (Maurice) Bisson, Pont Rouge, QC., 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, sister, Sylvia (Don), Wasaga Beach, ON, brothers Robert (June), Truro, Lloyd (Diane), Hansport. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Denzil, sisters Carolyn and Olive, brother Orland. No funeral service as requested by Muriel. A celebration will be held at a later date (when she can get back to Nova Scotia).

FULTON, Joan Elaine - 75, Truro, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 29, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Inez (Carter) Blois. Joan is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Logan; daughter, Starr Fulton, Truro; sister, Avis (Ernie) Chapman, Toronto; brother, Keith (Martha) Blois, Truro; sisters-in-law, Betty Blois, Truro; Carol Blois, Onslow; Lynn Blois, Toronto; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Graham Blois, Logan Blois, Jerry Blois, Brian Blois, Wayne Blois. Private interment was held in Truro Heights Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Meredith, Valerie - Age 83, Highland Village, passed away peacefully on September 1st, 2020. Born in Manchester, England on February 12th, 1937 to the late Joseph Bretton Jinks and Florence (Pott) Jinks. Valerie is survived by her sons, Stanley (Lori),Highland Village and Richard (Cindy), Highland Village; daughters, Rosemary (Mark),Highland Village and Valerie, Highland Village; grandchildren, Tom (Jaime), Matthew, Christine, Andrew, Megan, David, Renée, Mitchell, Olivia, Valene, and Roger; great grandchildren, Brenton and Paul, Tierney, Conlinn, and Finnigan, Kaycee and Benjamin, Jordan, and Danika and Sahara. Besides her parents, Valerie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Tom, and her eldest son, Griffith Thomas. To her family, Valerie was always known as Mum or Granny. Mum’s caring and compassionate nature combined with her deep love of animals and farming led her to Reaseheath Agricultural School in Cheshire, England. It was there that Mum met her sweet Tom and became his "girl in the mist". Just one of the many beautiful tales from their life together. Upon completing her studies, Mum married her sweet Tom and together they formed a loving and dedicated team for the next 63 years. Their married life began at Great Leys Farm in Shobdon, Herefordshire, England. Together, they operated a mixed farm and started their family of five children. In 1969, Mum and Dad’s adventurous souls brought them to Highland Village, Nova Scotia. It was here that they purchased the Geddes Farm and continued their love of farming. Shortly after their move, they began their farrow to finish pig farm that also produced a wide variety of grains. In later years, poultry became their focus. Mum loved and took pride in telling people that they were the "Home of the Happy Hens". As a continuation of the family farm, The Farm Gate Shop was opened in 2002. It was Mum’s pride and joy. Being in the shop and talking to her customers brought Mum great joy every single day. Mum also enjoyed numerous adventures and past times with Dad including participating in a variety of wine tasting societies, afternoons out birdwatching, late nights watching snooker, and traveling to lesser known Caribbean Islands. Mum had many passions and interests. She loved to capture the beauty of birds through paint on various materials. Whether it be on gardening tools, cutting boards, rocks, paper or wood, her paintings were always incredible. Several of these paintings are hanging in the homes of her children and grandchildren where they will be cherished and enjoyed for years to come. Mum was an extraordinary baker and cook. These talents will forever be preserved throughout the generations in a family recipe book that was handwritten by Mum and Dad. In later years, Mum’s pride and joy was her extensive orchid collection. Several of which were gifts from her loving family members. She took great pride in having them rebloom multiple times and loved to pass on tips to beginning orchid enthusiasts. Mum loved arranging flowers as well and would delight in arranging and displaying the various bouquets brought to her by her family. Her skills earned her ribbons and six name engravings on the McNally Cup for Arrangements from the Great Village Garden Club Flower Show. When visiting with Granny you often encountered a "little job" that could be done. These "little jobs" could be anything from tidying flower beds and trimming bushes to painting walls and laying carpet. Each "little job" created a special memory, as it was all time spent with Granny. Mum loved spending time with her family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Karen Ewing. Dr. Ewing not only provided exceptional care and support to Mum but was also a dear friend. The family would also like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. McKenney, the attending doctors and nurses at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre and to Todd MacKinnon and staff of Bayside Pharmacy. Cremation has taken place and at Mum’s request, there will be no service. Donations in Mum’s memory can be made to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. Mum, as your loving and adventurous soul now wanders a new path with Dad, may you know how much you were loved and will continue to be loved and appreciated for all that you were and all that you did. You will never be gone Mum. You will live on in all our hearts.

BOWDEN, Jean I. – Age 95, of Fox River passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at home. Born in Campbellton, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Everett and Lila (Canning) Yorke. Jean is survived by daughters, Barbara Dunphy (Burton), Dartmouth; Julia Brown (Chris), Ottawa; sons, Wayne (Karen), Collingwood, Ont.; Robert (Paula), Diligent River; Richard (Helen), Port Greville; Boyd (Lyn), Pennsylvania, USA; sisters, Eva Yorke (Willard), Evelyn Lamb, all of Diligent River; brothers, Donald (Lalia), Stewiacke; Layton, Fox River; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Guy in 2005. In keeping with Jean’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, MS Society of Canada or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PETTIS, Sylvia A. – Age 76, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Murray and Anna (Lamb) Brown. Sylvia is survived by her companion, Bruce Henwood; a daughter, Sandra Gallant (John), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Hanna Warren and Sydney Warren (Chris); Jaret and Jillian Gallant; great grandchildren, Arynn and Sylvie; chosen family, Chris and Jeff Henwood, and their families; sister, Lois Robarts (James), Advocate Harbour; brother, Lewis Brown, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Sydney in 1993. In keeping with Syliva’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. A private graveside 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

MacPHEE, Cynthia Gail – Age 58, Onslow Mountain, passed away on September 7, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She is survived by her wonderful, loving husband, Daniel MacPhee; supportive children, Daniel, Randall (Sarah) and Cynthia Jr (Calvin); grandchildren, Jayden, Jaegar, Harley, Tegan, Makyla, Sophia, Mattie, Bo-James and Randi; loving mother, Etta Milligan; siblings, Debbie, Kenneth, Angus as well as several nieces and nephews; parents-in-law, Helen and Donnie. She was predeceased by loving father, Foster D Milligan; father-in-law, Alfred MacPhee; sister, Ricki; brother, Guy and sister-in-law, Constance. Cindi was an amazing woman, a hard worker and was dedicated to her family day in and day out. She fought every day to show them what it meant to live a full life even if it meant struggling on the inside. She provided them all with comfort and so much love. Cindi will be remembered as a fighter and she fought until the very end until she lost her battle on September 7, 2020. In honour of Cindi, we will fight for answers as to why she was medically neglected from Toronto General Hospital. No visitation or service by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STEWART, Russell Harry– Age 87, Old Barns, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Old Barns on September 8, 1933, he was a son of the late Roger and Violet Stewart. Russell is survived by his children, Dana, Donna (Wade) Taylor, Kevin, Kim (Darren) McLean; foster-son, Phillip (Rebecca) Collins; grandchildren, Roger, Spencer, Cameron, Sarah, Matthew, Jeff, Joey, Matthew, Ashley, Natasha and Naomi; sixteen great grandchildren; brothers, Ruthven and Ervin; sisters, Mary, Elizabeth and Ann; sister-in-law, Eunice Nolan. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Christina (Nolan); brother, Laurie and sister, Margaret. Russell worked as a farmer and with the Marshlands Conservation. He was also a truck driver and during one of his trips, he rescued the trapped driver of a burning oil tanker and was awarded the Medal of Bravery in 1976. Russell loved to fish and hunt with his good friend, John Hayden. He was a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and his great grandson, Sawyer, updated him with daily scores through Grammie. Donations in his memory may be made to the Cobequid Fire Brigade who showed him great respect over the years. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date. 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

SCHNEIDER, W. Scott – Age 69, of Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce that following a sudden stroke, Scott passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary on September 11, 2020. He was born in Manchester, N.H. on June 28, 1951 to the late Walter A. Schneider and Shirley J. (Corson) Schneider. Scott is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beth (Skerry) Schneider; his children, Aaron (Suzannah) Schneider, Justin Schneider, Chelsea (John) Groves and his sweet grandchildren, Madeleine and Lochlain. He is also survived by his sisters, Diane Schneider and Jill (Aaron) Alexander; his sister-in-law, Carole Fuller and brother-in-law, Terry (Marylee) Coldwell as well as several nieces and nephews and their families. Besides his parents, Scott was predeceased by his amazing children, Ashley and Katie; brother-in-law, John Fuller and his mother and father-in-law, Pauline and Merle Skerry. He then moved to Wolfville, NS to attend Acadia University. While at Acadia, he made many friendships, played basketball and was Chief of Campus Police. It was at Acadia where he met the love of his life, Beth and settled in Nova Scotia. After receiving his B.B.A., Scott worked as a realtor at Atlantic Trust in Wolfville then for The Bank of Nova Scotia in the Annapolis Valley until he and Beth began a career in retail, opening Schneider's Electronic Express in Truro, N.S. His successful retail career at "The Store" spanned over twenty years. He later worked for Hick's Financial before founding Schneider Property Management. Property Management combined Scott's love of people and real estate allowing him to make lifelong friendships with both his property owners and tenants. He also returned to his roots and sold Real Estate for Prudential Woods Realty and Coldwell Banker-Open Door Realty. After the loss of his precious Katie and Ashley and later adjusting to life as a double amputee, Scott never lost his love for life. He was an example of perseverance and strength and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Scott will be greatly missed and will stay in our hearts forever. He can now rest in peace with all of those who left before him, most importantly Katie and Ashley. Donations may be made in Scott's memory to the JDRF or the Canadian Diabetes Association. There will not be a service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacKENZIE, Janie M. – Age 65, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Jessie (McCully) MacKenzie. Janie is survived by a daughter, Laura Hirst (Robert), Langley, BC; a sister, Margo Gilbert (Clifford), New Canaan; a grandson, Preston; several nieces and nephews. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a private funeral service will be held in Port Greville Baptist Church. A public ‘Celebration Gathering’ will be scheduled at a later date once health restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses or to the QEII Health Science Centre Foundation (The Sunshine Room). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. For a detailed obituary and to send online condolences, please visit www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BETTS, Stephen Wayne "Bud" - Age 61, Onslow Mountain, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at his home in Onslow Mountain. Stephen was born in Truro, NS on January 17th, 1959 to the late David "Junior" and Josephine "Susie" (Johnson) Betts. He was a hardworking, stubborn, kind and loving man who lived a full life. He always worked with his hands, spending years as a bricklayer before joining the Town of Truro's Street Department. The people in his life were his top priority. He always made time for his family and friends, filling his life with regular poker games, fishing trips and spontaneous get-togethers. He would go above and beyond to make sure his loved ones were taken care of. He once walked over eight kilometres through two feet of snow just to get the wood stove going for his family. He is survived by his daughters, Chrissy Betts, Autumn (Patrick) Naugle and Laken Betts; sons, Jagger (Jade) Betts and Dakota Betts; grandchildren, Skyler Mellroy, Keegan Mellroy, Madison Mellroy, Olivia Weatherbee, Jackson Weatherbee and Kasey Betts; sisters, Cathy Higgins and Gail (Peter) Huybers; brothers, Terry (Donna) Betts, Allan (Elaine) Betts and Craig (Paula) Betts; many nieces and nephews; his ex-wives, Sonja Custance and Juanita Priest; countless friends that were as close to him as family; his dog, Kodak, and his undying faith in the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Tigers. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed. A Graveside service was held on September 25th in Watson Cemetery, Truro, N.S. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may been sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McNUTT, Betty Joan (MacDonald), 88, North River. The very best of mothers is you, mum. Kind, patient, funny and full of love. A Teacher, wife, and mother passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by parents, Lambert and Olivia (Patriquin) MacDonald; husband, Chester Robert McNutt "Buster"; brothers, Lambert, Burchell, Murdock and Ronald MacDonald; sister, Doreen Seaman; son in law, Randy Lindsay. She is survived by daughters, Trudy (Tracey) Hill; Bianca (Randy) Lindsay, Tamy McNutt (Scott Higgins); sons, Kim McNutt (Winnie Pettis), Shawn McNutt (Natalie Sampson), Kelly McNutt; grandchildren, Josh, Amanda, Tyler, Vanessa, Teela, Colton, Brandon, Travis; great grandchildren, Gavin, Carter, Lilly Mae and Lincoln.

Betty was employed as a teacher for the Colchester East Hants District School Board from 1950-1986, a job that she enjoyed immensely – and her students as well. The family wish to thank the VON for their excellent and compassionate care. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where visitation was held September 24. Student Minister, April Hart officiated with interment to follow in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Masks were worn and Covid-19 precautions were in place. Live-Webcasting will remain online for future viewing. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online Condolences/Webcasting at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


September 2020

HARRISON, Phillip Allan - age 81, of Great Village died on May 30, 2020. Phil was a remarkable man who looked everyone in the eye and welcomed them with a smile, a firm handshake and a big hug. Born in Halifax, Phil had a very humble childhood. His move to a Shubenacadie farm as a young teenager was life-changing. As a young man, he went on to Bible Hill to study at the Agricultural College.  It was at a dance in Bible Hill that he met his lifelong sweetheart, Margie, of Great Village. While at the A.C. he worked at the Subway Bottle Exchange where his hard work enabled him to acquire and then grow the business allowing him to retire at age 45 years of age. Phil called Great Village home for over 55 years and he had been an active community member. For many years he volunteered his time and mentorship to countless youth in West Colchester coaching minor hockey and broom ball. He was instrumental in building and maintaining the outdoor rink in Great Village and worked diligently towards establishing the West Colchester arena. He was happiest when working around his yard, off to an old-time dance, on a travelling adventure, sharing a meal with family or teaching his kids or grandkids one of life’s lessons. He was a no-nonsense kind of guy who often offered or was sought out for his opinion and advice. Phil had a sparkle about him and will be cherished by family and friends for his determination, work thic, generosity, wit and charm. He was a loving husband to the late Margaret "Margie" (Lundie); Dad to Mike, Darren, Connie and Steve; father-in-law to Chrissy, Debbie and Kim; Grampie  "Pee-Pee" to Emily, Meaghan, Mark, Cody, Ryan, Libby, Abbey, Jason, Connor, Logan and Andy; Great Grampie to Landon, Sadie and Dakota and dear friend to Barbara Lush.  He was predeceased by parents, William and Violet; foster parents, Albert and Cleta MacPhee; brothers, Bobby and Billy; sisters, Kay, Edna and Marie and brother-in-law, David. A Celebration of Life for PHIL HARRISON will take place on September 20 from 2-4pm at his home in Great Village (105 Great Village-Lornevale Road). The gathering will be held outside, rain or shine. Please bring your favorite memory of Phil and don’t forget your mask! 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

BURGESS, Robert Stuart, "Bob" Burgess, - 66, North River, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born and raised in Old Barns, he was the son of the late Lester Eugene Burgess and Ruth Lillian Burgess (Lively). He is survived by the love of his life of 46 years, Shelley Marie Burgess (Angus); sons, Kurtis (Krystle), North River; Kevin (Cathy) and grandson Noah, who was the light of Papa’s eye, Hilden; brother, Stephen (Darlene) Londonderry; aunt, Barb Dill (Russell), Bible Hill; niece, Jacqueline; nephew, Mitchell. Along with his parents, Bob was his step-mother, Joan; brother, Stanley; grandparents, Dart and Ella Burgess. Firefighters Tribute and funeral service was held Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BELLEFONTAINE, Charles Frederick "Charlie" - 70, Truro, formerly of Belmont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Charles and Catherine (McCormack) Bellefontaine. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Weatherbee; daughter, Jennifer Bellefontaine (Andy Pitts); son, Ryan Bellefontaine; daughter, Amber Timmons; sons, Dale, Clifford and Brent Weatherbee; grandchildren, Rebecca Pitts, Little Brent Weatherbee, Jesse Weatherbee, Brianna Lynn Johnson, Dakota Bellefontaine, Hayden Oakley, Morgan Pitts, Chelsea Weatherbee, Mikalia Bellefontaine, Brendan Beauchamp; sisters, Tina Chown (Percy), Carol Bellefontaine; brothers, Paul Bellefontaine, Freddie Bellefontaine, Kenny Bellefontaine, Steven Bellefontaine. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a Celebration of Charlie’s life was held Thursday, July 30, 2020, Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TREMBLAY, Russell Vilmont "Frenchie" -   June 12, 1948 - July 25, 2020, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 25, 2020 after a brief illness with cancer. Russell is survived by his son, Jesse Tremblay (Slawek); daughter, Micheline Gamble (Scott); granddaughters, Emma Gamble and Laura Gamble; his brother, Kenny (Bernadette) and many extended family members. Russell was predeceased by his wife, Arleen (McLean) and his parents, Gerard and Henriette Tremblay. He was born in Alma, QC and worked all across Canada before settling in Londonderry Mines, NS. Russell was a "Jack of all trades," though he worked most of his life as a heavy-duty mechanic and in construction.  He and his family moved to Hilden in the early 90's and then finally to Stewiacke River Park, MacKay Siding, where he resided for the remainder of his life and was caretaker of the park. Russell had a love of animals, antiques and riding his motorcycle with his biking friends. He will be missed by his special friend, Lynda Benjamin, many extended family members in Quebec and the Maritimes and by his loyal companion, Honey. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service at his request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In his memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or 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 by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WHALEN, Brenda Joyce - Age 57, of Bass River, passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2020 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Phyllis Fulton (Croft). Brenda is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter, Natasha; brother, Doug Fulton and niece, Amanda McMaster. Brenda last worked at Balamore Farm Ltd. after stints with Bass River Chairs, Swedwood Int’l, and Kenomee Log Homes. Brenda loved nature which she regularly captured through her photography. She had a soft spot for animals, especially all of her rescued fur babies. Brenda will be remembered for her strength and her spirit. A hero and a fighter - she will be greatly missed by both friends and family. Special thanks goes out to family doctor, Dr. Karen Ewing; Palliative Care, Dr. Dave Henderson, Dr. Farrell, Angela McDonnell and VON Staff, Lynn and Emily, as well as all other members of her health care team. No visitation or service by request. A Celebration of Life at her place of residence, 76 Judge Fulton Road, Bass River, was held August 8th. Donations may be made in her memory to the "Lost Souls Fund" at the Truro Veterinary Hospital on Arthur Street. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MADORE, Joseph Robert "Joe"– 44, Debert, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family and fur babies, on Saturday morning, August 1, 2020, at home, following a nine month hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Narda (Patriquin) Madore, Pugwash, and the late Robert Madore. Along with his mother, Joe will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Liza (Tarr); children, Matthew, Bailey; siblings, Candace (Rob) Smith, Stittsville, Ontario; Mari Ann (John) Stiles, Debert; Darcy Madore, Dartmouth; nieces and nephews, Jordan (Jessica) Garbes, Riley Madore, Elizabeth Smith, Charlotte Smith; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of Joe’s life was held Saturday, August 8, 2020, in Debert, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury presided. Interment will be held at a later date in Monument Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Cumberland County. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WELSH, Terrance C. ‘Terry’ - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Terry on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was the eldest of 12 siblings of the late Ronald and Bella (Bennett) Welsh. Terry left Parrsboro in his early teenage years and later pursued a career as a sailor. He was employed with many companies over the years, sailing across the Atlantic. He was later employed with Upper Lake Shipping (now Algoma Central), where he sailed the Great Lakes as a wheelsman on numerous vessels. In the 1990s, he joined the Canadian Navigator where he became instant friends with Norman Brayon and Lance Farris. In the early 2000’s, Terry transferred to the Canadian Olympic, until his retirement in 2011. He returned home to the 'Hollow' (his paradise in Parrsboro) that summer and never looked back. Terry was a proud and long-time member of the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association Inc. He was a resident of Frog Hollow (Parrsboro). Besides his parents he was predeceased by his canine 'little buddy' Magoo. Terry is survived by his daughter, Terri-Ann ‘Sissy’ (Jody); son, Matthew; grandchildren, Ava, Dilyn and Mason; siblings, Ronnie, Michelle, Gerald, Roger, Joanne, Kenny, Sherri, Chris, Wayne, Jack and Marlene; numerous nieces and nephews. Terry also leaves behind his beloved canine, Maggie; special life-long friends, Dawn & Lance; special friends and neighbors, Sandra & Garnett. Terry had a devoted team supporting him through his battle for the past five months, his daughter Terri-Ann, her husband Jody, brother Jack and his wife Anna. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Team, and the staff of ICU at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at a later date in the 'Hollow'. Donations may be made to the Amherst SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DIGOUT, David Angus – 68, Nicaragua, formerly of Halifax, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Nicaragua. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Bernie and Anna (Ferguson) Digout. He is survived by his wife, Leda Cordero Porras, Nicaragua; son, Christopher (Trudy), Halifax; two grandchildren; brothers, Peter (Paula), Lower Onslow, Ricky, Halifax, Dennis, Halifax. A special thank you to Bill Armsworthy and David McRae for never giving up on David. Burial has already taken place in Nicaragua. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JENNINGS, Patricia "Sally", Age 86, Masstown, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Eric and Alice (Aldred) Dexter. Sally was an avid volunteer during her life, serving at Vimy Court Nursing Home, the Colchester Stroke Club, and enjoyed singing with the Happy Harmonies. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Gerald; daughters, Nancy (Tim) Winkler and Ann (Ken) Hansford, Upper North River; Susan (Chris) Vessey, Prince Edward Island; sons, Stephen (Brenda), Advocate; Michael and Jason, Ontario; and her favourite cat, Tommy. Also remembered by eight grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; four great greatgrandchildren; and several step grandchildren and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Jim; sister, Frances Creelman, and grandson, Jamie Gibbs. A special thank you to VON nursing, EMC team, CEHHC emergency and palliative teams. Donations may be made to the Colchester Stroke Club or Masstown Cemetery. Cremation has taken place in the care of Macdiarmid’s Funeral Home & Crematorium, Oxford (902- 447-2930). Private interment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mmcfunerals.com

MacKAY, Dixie Lynn - Age 68, Truro, NS. It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Dixie Lynn MacKay, announce her passing on Sunday, August 9th, 2020 in the QEII – Infirmary, Halifax, NS. Dixie was a daughter of the late Frank Borden Sr. and Venita "Sandy" O’Shea. She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Borden Jr.; sister, Penny Buchanan and her nephew, Michael Smith. Dixie is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Emmons MacKay, and her two children, Ozzie (Shona O’Brien) and Tammy. She is also survived by her sister, Janice Cavanaugh (Ralph) in British Columbia; brothers-in-law, Wayne MacKay (Gloria), Ross MacKay (Debbie) and Glenn MacKay (Tammy); close family friends, Rhea Chase and her son, Bailey Merner and her nieces and nephews. In her wonderful years of life, Dixie worked alongside her darling husband, Emmons, with the racehorses in harness racing with the family owned, MacKay Stable. It’s easy to say that Dixie touched a lot of lives in the Maritime Harness Racing Industry and she will be dearly missed. Dixie also took great pride in her loving son, Ozzie and his accomplishments in business and in life. Dixie will forever be remembered by Emmons, Ozzie, Tammy and her family and friends for her loving, kind and genuine heart. We will miss you forever Mom and you will always be in our memories, sadly gone but never forgotten. At this time the family would like to sincerely thank the ICU Nurses and Doctors at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro and the QEII – Infirmary ICU Department in Halifax. Special thanks to the VON Care Workers, family and friends. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. There was a Graveside Service on August 17th, 2020 in Bible Hill Cemetery. A Celebration of Life took place on August 17th, 2020. If so desired, donations in Dixie’s memory may be made to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro, NS.

CALLISON, Fannie Mae (Otterson) - 91, North River, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Edna (McLaughlin) McCallum. She is survived by her daughter, Joy Cameron, Truro (Michael Cameron, Charlottetown, PE ); sons, Robert Otterson (Emily), Onslow Mountain; Randy Otterson (Anne), West North River Road; grandchildren, Andrew, Sean, Jonas, Matthew. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Deane Otterson; son-in-law, Paul Collier; several brothers and sisters. Private family graveside service was held in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GLEN, Robert William– Age 70, Debert. We sadly announce the passing of our brother, Robert Glen on August 19, 2020 at his home in Debert. Robert is survived by his sister, Angela Glen and brother, Michael Glen, both of Debert. His love of the land and animals led him to the hard working life of a farmer through which he gained the close and caring friendships of his fellow associates. We dearly thank them for being there for him. There will be no service or visitation by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com


August 2020

PASCHALL, James Robert "Jimmy" Cottage Grove Oregon USA (formerly Little Bass River, Nova Scotia Canada). With utter sadness and mourning, we announce the sudden passing of James Robert Paschall on June 26th, 2020 in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Born on March 30, 2000 in Springfield, Oregon, Jimmy was raised in both Oregon and Nova Scotia, Canada. Mourning his loss are his mother and stepfather, Eugenia and Aaron Dickie, brother Joel Paschall (all of Salmon River, NS), girlfriend Jessica Hebb (Truro NS), grandmother Kristine Havice (Oakridge, OR), step-grandparents Donald and Glenda Cock (Great Village NS), aunt Heather Havice and her family (Oakridge OR), uncle Nathan Havice and his family (St. Louis MO), uncle Isaac and his family (Randolph, VT). Jimmy attended high school in Truro NS at the CEC as well as Hants North Rural High School in Kennetcook, NS. Growing up, Jimmy loved playing video games, cooking and baking with his mother and playing Lego with his brother Joey. He was an avid fan of movies, particularly Deadpool. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 11 with his mother, step father and brother where they settled in Little Bass River, Nova Scotia. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved all animals, like his mother. He eventually moved away to work in construction with his father in Oregon. Such a short list of accomplishments underscores the tragedy we feel in Jimmy’s passing, as we always knew his best accomplishments were yet to come. Cremation has taken place courtesy of Bateman Funeral Home in Newport, Oregon. Interment will take place on a date to be determined at the Bass River Baptist Cemetery in Bass River, Nova Scotia. In lieu of any flowers or visitation, we ask that anyone wishing to honour Jimmy’s memory to please make a donation to your local SPCA in his name. You will be missed Jimmy; forever in our hearts and never to be forgotten. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PARKER, Edna  91, Truro, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, June 28, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Ethel (Taylor) Parker. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private funeral service was held Sunday, July 5, 2020, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILSON, David "Dave" Kerr, age 91, Truro passed away June 29, 2020. it is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David Kerr Wilson. David, "Call me Dave", was born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia. A proud Truronian, Nova Scotian and Canadian, Dave led a life well lived. An entrepreneur, father, grandfather, uncle, sportsman and friend, Dave’s gregarious personality and zest for life made a lasting impression on all who met him. Although Dave grew up in Truro, he spent several enjoyable years at King’s-Edgehill School (KES) in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Dave thrived in the KES environment of scholastics, sport and cadets where he played rugby and hockey and became Head Boy his final year. His early entrepreneurial skills also emerged at KES, creating a canteen and laundry service. In later years, Dave was a loyal Patron of KES. He donated generously to his "second home" and sponsored many student scholarships. Dave attended the University of King’s College (UKC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the post WWII years and played several varsity and club sports. In 2013, Dave and his business partner and sister-in-law, Rose Wilson, received their Doctor of Civil Law in recognition of their contributions to UKC and Nova Scotia society. Dave returned from university to join the family business in Truro, Wilson Fuel Co. Limited. He helped his father George solidify Wilsons as a leading regional fuel supplier. Later, with his late brother and business partner, Peter, they expanded Wilsons into propane and gasoline. Wilsons now employs over 1200 people in its various divisions including Wilsons Heating, Propane, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security and Wilsons and ESSO gas stations. As a twenty year old, Dave forged out on his own establishing Kerr Controls Ltd., an HVACR parts and equipment distributor which has grown into a distribution centre and head office in Truro with twelve branches in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. In winter, Dave joined his father and fellow ski enthusiasts making the trek to Wentworth, helping blaze trails and forge a Nova Scotia ski community. He established Dave Wilson’s Ski Shop. Later as owner of Ski Wentworth, he transformed the ski area from a club to an outdoor enterprise. Dave also loved his annual ski trips away with friends and the Ski Atlantic Seniors Club. He skied at Wentworth until age 86. He loved the camaraderie of Après-Ski at Ducky’s and could be spotted dancing a mean jig on Robbie Burns Day. Dave spent his summers at Shortt’s Lake and was a keen member of the Shortt’s Lake Yacht and Tennis Club. He especially enjoyed debating race strategies at the weekly Saturday Après-Sail and taking in sunsets from the dock. A Scout master for sixteen years, Dave was awarded the Canadian Commemorative Medal for outstanding community service and was patron of the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation. He has served on numerous community boards, including the Colchester YMCA and King’s-Edgehill School. He co-founded the Truro Bearcat Rugby Team in the late 1950’s and was involved in the creation of the Cobequid Spartans Gymnastics Club in the 1970’s. He also organized the first ski instructor course in Atlantic Canada and became one of the first instructors. He was also past Warden of St. John’s Anglican Church in Truro. He also served on many industry boards including Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, Nova Scotia Ski Areas Association and Central Nova Tourism Association. Dave has been recognized for his contributions to business and community: inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame with late brother Peter; co-recipient of Red Cross Nova Scotia Humanitarian Award with Rose Wilson; Ernst & Young Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year; Canadian Ski Council Builder Award; Canadian HVACR Hall of Fame; Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award; Colchester Sport Hall of Fame Builder Award; Truro Rotary Club Community Service Award and University of King’s College Judge Elliott J. Hudson Award and Doctor of Civil Law. Survived by children, Steven, Leslie (Jeff Sproule) and Gregor (Erica van Vulpen); beloved grandchildren, Nate, Myka, Hendriks and George; former spouse, Jeanne Wilson; sister-in-law, Rose Wilson; many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special friend, Barb Upshon. Predeceased by mother, Madelyn (Merriam) Wilson; father, George Wilson; sisters, Jans Henderson and Judy Winter and brother, G. Peter Wilson. Special thanks to the Earth Angels, particularly Laurynda Massee, whose help during the last chapter of Dave’s life was greatly appreciated. Donations can be made to Colchester Community Workshops Foundation or the Canadian Ski Patrol. Due to restrictions in place, a celebration of Dave’s life is planned at a later date at Ski Wentworth. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where on-line condolences are available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LANGILLE, Wilbur "Ray" – 88, Londonderry Station, Col. Co., passed away peacefully July 1, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Londonderry, he was a son of the late Steve and Daisy (Clattenburg) Langille. Ray worked for many years as a driver for Moffatts Moving and Storage. He enjoyed playing guitar and fiddle and was the last surviving member of the "Londonderry Lumberjacks." Gardening was a favourite pastime and he also enjoyed relaxing with a cold beer in his garage after a busy day. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Millie (Rushton); sons, Wade (Rhonda), Londonderry Station, Vincent (Catherine), Truro Heights; grandchildren, Kayla (Joseph) Fielding, Michael Martin, Robyn Martin (Alec); great grandchildren, Mckenna, Ethan, Theo and Avery. Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by brothers, Dale and Walter in infancy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. If so desired, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to VON Palliative Care. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAMPBELL, Janet Alexandria – Age 90, Truro, formerly of Salt Springs, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2020 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Salt Springs, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret MacLeod. In her early years, she worked with Simpsons and Eatons in Halifax and then later in Moncton. She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and loved to go to flea markets with her husband, Robert. Going out to dine was a real delight for her. Janet had a green thumb especially with growing African violets. She was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Jeff) Collins, Burlington, ON; son, Robert "Bruce" (Debbie), Central Onslow; grandchildren, Andrew Collins and Brittany (Josh Zapton) Collins; great granddaughter, Madison Zapton; brother, John (Beth) MacLeod as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sisters, Marion, Irene, Eva and brothers, Ivan and Vernon. Visitation was held July 12th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating. For condolences visit www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CHOWN, Thomas Edward "Eddie" - It is with broken & heavy hearts, that our family has to announce the passing of our beloved uncle and brother.  Eddie passed away at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, from heart and health complications on July 8, 2020.  Born in Truro, Eddie was the son of the late Thomas and Harriett (Marion) (Burgoyne) Chown of Belmont. Eddie is survived by brothers, Vincent "Dougie" (Darlene) Chown, Truro; Keith Chown, Truro; Percy (Tena) Chown, Belmont; sister, Caroline Weatherbee, Truro; 13 nieces and nephews; many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Eddie was predeceased by his sisters, Mildred Harrnish, Belmont; Valena (Val) Rines, Belmont; brother, Eric Chown, Truro; nephew, Robert (Bambam) Chown, Belmont. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. There will be no visitation or funeral service by Eddie’s request. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CULGIN, Eugene Lester "Gene" – 87, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with his loving wife, Betty, by his side, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at home. Born in Belmont, Colchester County, Gene was the son of the late James and Erma (Roode) Culgin. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Janet (Rae) and their daughter, Cindy Culgin; sister, Vivian Culgin; brothers, Doug (Thelma) Culgin and Ralph Culgin. Gene is survived by and will be dearly missed by his wife, Betty (Terry, McNutt); his daughter, Ellen Culgin (Scott Jones); his son, James Culgin (Kelly Lepard); grandsons, Cole and Darcy; brother, Reg (Dorothy); sisters, Diane Spiers (Ron) and Donna Lowe (Vernon). He is also survived by Betty’s daughters, Carlene Sandeson (Richard), Maxine Citulsky (Peter) and Debra McNutt (Stephen MacDonald). As per Gene’s wishes, a family interment will be held in Belmont Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com        

MacMILLAN, George Ronald - age 89 of Shortt’s Lake, passed away peacefully in Veterans Memorial, Halifax, July 15, 2020. Born in Saskatoon, SK, Ron was a son of the late Gordon and Florence MacMillan. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Robert; sisters, Marjorie, Irene, Sharon; parents-in-law, Foster and Helen McCarthy and good friend, Ted Pryor. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Carol; brothers, Doug, BC, Aubrey (Carol), ON, Wayne (Bev), ON; sister, Jeanette (Bob) Thompson, AB; sister-in-law, Beverly (Robert) Gunderson. He is also survived by Lynn (Edgar) Fleury, Kirk (Joy) Higgins, Tammi (Rick) Hollis, Holly (Stan) Hanes and several special nieces and nephews. Ron was the proud grandfather of Leanne, Cathy, Brian, Tyler, Lauren, Kristen, Jenna, Alanah and Mark.

His family will be forever grateful for the kind and loving man that he was. For 26 years, Ron proudly served in the Canadian Navy. He also served as Past President of the PO Mess, Shearwater, Past President of the Truro Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. He was a Mason, Shriner and a Big Brother to Shawn. For 35 years, Ron and Carol spent their winters in Florida and made many friends including his VFW buddy, Gene and his card playing friend, Eileen. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers on 3W at Veteran’s Memorial with special thanks to Ashley McMullen and Dorothy King. In accordance with Ron’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. If desired, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation, 12 Wing, PO Box 99000 Stn Forces, Halifax, NS, B3K 5X5. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WORKS, Clarence Gabriel "Junior" – 80, Valley, Colchester Co., passed away July 16, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Born in Truro Heights on October 30, 1939, he was the son of the late Clarence and Gwen "Glennie" (Hughes) Works. Junior was a truck driver for most of his life, working for Work’s Transfer, Stan Hanes Transport and Day and Ross until his retirement. He was a volunteer member of the Valley – Kemptown and District Fire Brigade. Going for drives and listening to country music was a favourite past time. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Hayward); daughter, Donna (Fred), Onslow; sons, Dana (Debbie), Brentwood, Wendell, Valley, Robert (Michelle), Bay Roberts, NL and Michael (Vanessa), Dartmouth, Steven (Brenda), Onslow; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; brothers, Keith, Truro Heights, and Donald, Peterborough, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Eileen and Betty; brothers, George, Allan "Bud" and Lloyd. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Graveside Service was held July 22 at 2pm in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley with Mr. Alvin Nieforth, officiating. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ELLIOTT, Gerald Stafford  90, Economy. It is with broken hearts that our family announces the sudden passing of Gerald Stafford Elliott on Thursday evening, July 16, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Sadly, he was unable to celebrate his 90th birthday at home in his sunporch, drink in hand, surrounded by the people who adored him. Born "over the swamp" in Economy, he was one of ten children born to the late Raymond and Alice (Linkletter) Elliott; he idolized his mother. Dad was blessed with the natural gift of music at a very young age. He was often woken up at night to play the fiddle and was accompanied by his proud mother on the organ. Believe it or not, he was a very shy boy and disliked being around an audience; my how he changed over the years! Dad was a people person who had quite a sense of humour. Never purposefully trying to be funny, he had an amazing memory and unique way of telling a story and using so many funny sayings while telling it which made people laugh. There was certainly "no filter" on the "Kingpin’s" mouth! So many people loved Dad which was evident in the way his community, friends or family looked out for him; whether it was delivering a meal, doing odd jobs, looking out for him, visiting with him or always taking the time to check in, he was well loved. He was quite a character and although Dad only had a grade six education, he was a very smart man. He read the "Comical Herald" from cover to cover, always keeping on top of current events. He had a great mind for numbers, never forgetting dates, phone numbers, etc. He enjoyed figuring out how to save a penny by shutting off his car while coasting down a hill, figuring out how many cents his Cheez Whiz cost per day, how long his pepper from The Bulk Barn lasted per month and taking bottles to the bottle exchange even though it probably cost him more in gas taking them there. A frugal guy, Dad kept his cupboards well stocked with kidney beans and V8. Dad lived on very little money and yet he still managed to save a few dollars; he was fascinated by people who were very successful in life. Dad worked at various jobs throughout his lifetime, the last being a truck driver for Dennison. His music continued to be a major part of his life, entertaining people from far and wide with his amazing talent; Dad used to say "I used to get paid for playing and now I pay people to listen." He was a steadfast provider for his family. Our family has been very fortunate that Dad had an amazing memory and quick wit right up until the end. He loved to talk on the phone and we’ll miss his numerous calls every day. We are so thankful he was able to live the way he wanted, in his own "pad", doing and saying what he wanted. The "Mayor of Economy" has left us all with wonderful memories of a life well lived. He will be forever loved and missed. For now, as he would say, "Goodnight, Irene, and Jimmy as well." Left to mourn are his children, Terry (Donna), Linda (Warren Foster), Bruce (Gloria); grandchildren, Christi (Craig Ryan), Michelle (Anthony Spagnoli), Heather (Mark Jacula), Patrick, Mathew, Daniel; great grandchildren, Audrey, Erin, Ethan, Sydney, Ben; sisters, Olive Lorette, Audrey Fitzpatrick, Gloria Aitkin, Stella Forbes; brother, Carl. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Turner); sisters, Irene (Webb), Doris (Chisholm); brothers, Merle, Percy.

A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held in Economy at a later date. If so desired, donations in his memory to Economy Recreation Centre are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Gerald’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


July 2020

 

MacDONALD, Gerard Alexander - age 62, of Crowes Mills, NS passed away peacefully at home with his wife and children by his side on May 28, 2020 after his well-fought battle with cancer. Raised in Fraser’s Grant, NS, he was a son of the late Allan Joseph MacDonald and Florence Theresa MacDonald. Gerard enjoyed meeting people and had a special gift for conversation. Gerard worked for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing as an Agricultural Technician from 1981-2000 and later worked as a Research Technician for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Gerard went on to work for Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal as a Driving Examiner until his retirement in 2016. After retirement, he became a school bus driver for the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board until 2019. Gerard also made many valuable contributions to the local community as a (retired) honorary member of the Onslow-Belmont Fire Brigade. Gerard is survived by his wife of 33 years, Frances ten Brinke; son, Allan of Lower Sackville; daughter, Ann Terese of Halifax; mother, Florence of Antigonish; sisters, Audrey of Antigonish, Janet (Wally Norman) of St. John’s, NL, Martha (Mark McKeough) of Fraser’s Grant, Alanna (Dale Ryter) of Lower Sackville; brothers, Regis of Antigonish, Andre of Fraser’s Grant (Darlene Pottie), Dennis (Lindsay Manuel) of Fredericton NB. He was predeceased by his father, Allan Joseph. A very special thanks to our beautiful children, Allan and Ann Terese, for the tremendous support given during such an uncertain time. Our heartfelt appreciation is also extended to family, friends and the wonderful nurses, doctors and home care workers involved in Gerard’s care. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. 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

FORBES, Roland Cecil passed away peacefully on May 30, 2020. Oh darn!!If you’re reading this – gosh, it means I must have went up yonder...or I hope I did!! Please don’t grieve for me, instead celebrate my life for I have had a good one. I experienced working in the nickel mines in Ontario for a couple of years, rode the rails out West while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway for a few years. Really saw how beautiful our country is, but Nova Scotia was calling me back home to Truro, where I went to work at the carpet factory for a few years. I joined the Labour International Union #612 Halifax, NS working on a lot of projects and buildings in and around Truro for over thirteen years after which I was offered a job at the Main Brace Veteran’s Club where I was the bar manager for over twelve years until the Main Brace Club closed its doors. After a couple of years, I was fortunate to get a job at the RCAFA Air Force Club Wing 102 where I worked at the bar there for thirteen years. The years working in the bars were really enjoyable – I met so many really good people, listened to their stories and laughed at their jokes. Today, I am sad to say that I leave behind my best friend, the one I lived for, dreamed with and loved – my common-law wife of 36 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Dyke; my two beautiful daughters, Kathleen (Kathi) Barkhouse and her husband, Rick and their sons, Justin, Logan and Jordan and Miriam Forbes and her son, Steven – all living in Kentville; my wonderful stepson, Roy Butt and his wife Cindy living in Kelowna, BC. I was predeceased by my father, Charles Forbes; mother, Kathleen (Lewis) Forbes and brother, Lewis Forbes. No service by request. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Red Cross. 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

HARRISON, Phillip Allan - age 81, of Great Village died on May 30, 2020. Phil was a remarkable man who looked everyone in the eye and welcomed them with a smile, a firm handshake and a big hug. Born in Halifax, Phil had a very humble childhood. His move to a Shubenacadie farm as a young teenager was life-changing. As a young man, he went on to Bible Hill to study at the Agricultural College.  It was at a dance in Bible Hill that he met his lifelong sweetheart, Margie, of Great Village. While at the A.C. he worked at the Subway Bottle Exchange where his hard work enabled him to acquire and then grow the business allowing him to retire at age 45 years of age. Phil called Great Village home for over 55 years and he had been an active community member. For many years he volunteered his time and mentorship to countless youth in West Colchester coaching minor hockey and broom ball. He was instrumental in building and maintaining the outdoor rink in Great Village and worked diligently towards establishing the West Colchester arena. He was happiest when working around his yard, off to an old-time dance, on a travelling adventure, sharing a meal with family or teaching his kids or grandkids one of life’s lessons. He was a no-nonsense kind of guy who often offered or was sought out for his opinion and advice. Phil had a sparkle about him and will be cherished by family and friends for his determination, work ethic, generosity, wit and charm. He was a loving husband to the late Margaret "Margie" (Lundie); Dad to Mike, Darren, Connie and Steve; father-in-law to Chrissy, Debbie and Kim; Grampie  "Pee-Pee" to Emily, Meaghan, Mark, Cody, Ryan, Libby, Abbey, Jason, Connor, Logan and Andy; Great Grampie to Landon, Sadie and Dakota and dear friend to Barbara Lush.  He was predeceased by parents, William and Violet; foster parents, Albert and Cleta MacPhee; brothers, Bobby and Billy; sisters, Kay, Edna and Marie and brother-in-law, David. A celebration of Phil’s life will be held at a later date. 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

WOOD, Owen H. – 81, of Parrsboro. It is with heavy hearts that we announce Owen’s passing on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Roy and Effie (Hatfield) Wood. Owen is survived by his wife, Irene (Stonehouse); daughter, Vicki Brown (Timothy), Parrsboro; sons, Roy (Jane), Gary, Allan (Cynthia), Darrell (Marsha), all of Parrsboro; sisters, Sylvia Jordan (Roderick), Parrsboro; Mary Gilroy, Amherst; Nancy Gilroy (Lester), Parrsboro; brothers, Donald, Parrsboro; David, Dartmouth; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Barry; brothers, Roy, George, Arden, Reginald, Murray, Croyden. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service is being held at a later date. Memorial donations in Owen’s memory may be made to the Barry Wood Memorial Bursary or to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FULTON, Ardith Lorraine – age 82 of Truro, NS, formerly of Bass River, NS passed away peacefully on June 8, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Portapique Mountain, NS, she was a daughter of the late Lawson and Blossom (Ettinger) Fulton. She is survived by her brother, Reginald and sister-in-law, Gladys, Miramichi, NB; her nieces and nephews, Brenda, Larry and Pamela; her cousin, George Fulton and special friends, David, Jimmie, Diane and Shirley. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Gloria and nephew, Steven. Ardie worked all of her life for the Department of National Defence in telecommunications. She was an avid lover of animals, especially her cats. A private graveside service will be held in Bass River Baptist Cemetery. No visitation or funeral service by request. Donations in Ardie’s memory may be made to the SPCA or charity of 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

OOSTEROM, Lambertus – age 86, Debert, formerly of Onslow, died unexpectedly at home on June 8, 2020. No visitation or service by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BOYCE, Harold Douglas – age 98, Bible Hill. Doug was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on February 11, 1922, a son of the late Charles Hilton and Harriett Elizabeth Magdalene (Hay) Boyce. July 21, 1941, he married Elsie Eileen Connolly (deceased June 12, 2003). He is survived by his three children, Garry Douglas (Sharon) Boyce, Gail Louise (Alan) Jankov and Michael Jay Boyce; eight grandchildren, Craig Douglas (Joanne) Boyce, Kelly Lynn (John Griffin) Boyce, Alyson Dawn (Allan Livingstone) Boyce, Marion Louise (Blaine) MacIsaac, Alanna Gail (Stephen McLean) Jankov, Jay Spencer (Tracy Liu) Boyce, Ian Michael Boyce and Shane Michael Boyce, together with fifteen great grandchildren and tons of nieces and nephews. Always proud of his family, he leaves to carry-on the family traditions his sister, Flora ‘Flo’ (Vince) Weatherbee; brothers, Charlie (Della) Boyce, Ralph (Audrey) Boyce, Sydney (Irene) Boyce and George (Linda) Boyce. Doug’s kids extend a special thank you to brother/uncle Charlie for his commitment to caring for his big brother whenever the need arose, which was frequent. Doug was predeceased by his brothers, Ronald Frank Boyce and his wife, Margaret, William Ernest Boyce and his wife, Lillian and sisters, Helen Mae Boyce and her husband, Charles McNeill and Harriett Grace Boyce and her husband, Ronnie Moore. He was a lifelong learner, as he never stopped educating himself. This led to him becoming one of the first to receive a provincial licence Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in the Electrical Trade. His career was varied, C. Smith Transfer, Robertson Candy, CNR, Imperial Oil, T. Weldon Mills Service Station, Truro Electric, taught night school and then in 1947, started his own business, Hub Electric Company in Bible Hill. He was an integral participant in the establishment of the Village Commission of Bible Hill where he served as Chairman, a commissioner and the original village clerk (a position he held from 1956-1987), a charter member of the Bible Hill Fire Brigade and until his passing, a Director Emeritus and a charter member of the Bible Hill Cemetery Company holding several responsible posts since 1974. After formally retiring he took time to write the History of the Bible Hill Cemetery and the even more comprehensive History of Bible Hill, a 964-page bound volume printed in limited edition. On a personal note, he gathered information and compiled an extensive collection of notes on his ancestors with the objective of writing the history of the Hay, Rennie, Connolly, Higgins, and Boyce families. In compliance with Doug’s wishes and that of his surviving children, a private graveside interment service will be held later this year following the lifting of the COVID-19 limitations. It is Doug’s wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of his favourite projects in the village, the Bible Hill Cemetery Company. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

THOMPSON, Theodore "Alfred" – age 80, Bass River. Dad was born in Truro, NS, on September 6, 1939 to parents, Ralph (Bunny) and Marjorie (Lewis). He grew up on Portapique Mountain where he attended the one room school house through the woods and down the lane. Dad describes his childhood as playing ‘at work’ – he logged small trees and hunted and trapped for furs in the woods, all the while bossing his younger sister, Heather around as the ‘hired hand’. Dad later attended the ‘big school’ in Bass River and he worked part-time at Hilt’s Garage until he left for Toronto to take his heavy duty mechanics course. When he returned home, he started working at NS Tractors and this led to a career with Wilson’s Equipment, the Department of Transportation (Bible Hill and Miller Lake), Dexter Construction, Miller Group and Nova Construction where he excelled in supervisory positions. Dad built a reputation for being a hard worker and getting things done. Dad was a great storyteller. He had a tremendous interest in local and family history and many a Sunday afternoon car ride would begin with someone asking, "tell us the one about Little Elmer or Spurgie and the Pies," and we would laugh as we heard the folklore shared about Bass River and beyond. One of Dad’s special memories was his involvement in helping with the Swiss Air tragedy. Dad is survived by his loving partner, Sybil Brown; daughter, Carolyn Cooper (Joe); sons, Charles (Dawn), Bert (Toni) and Glenn (Sandra) and their mom, Joan (Fulmore) Thompson; Sybil’s children, Matt and Jenny; grandkids, Robert, David and William Cooper, Sadie, Abby, Sappho, Molly, Oscar, Charley and Davey Thompson; Sybil’s grandkids, Emma and Mya Brown, Malik, Safiya, Adam, and Noah Rizwan; sisters, Heather Tomm (Larry) and Karen Casey (Glen); nieces and nephews, Noel (Tricia), Julie (Jeff), Shawn (Mel), Kevin (Amy). In accordance with Dad’s wishes, there will not be a funeral. There may be a celebration of his life at a later date and the family will be spreading his ashes on his beloved Portapique Mountain. Donations may be made to the Colchester Food Bank, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BROWN, Max Graham - 91, Truro, occurred on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Born at home in Westchester Station, he was the third son of the late Roy and Rachael (Ferguson) Brown. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera (Halliday); daughter, Heidi Brown, Dartmouth; son, Scott (Nancy) Brown, Truro Heights; step-granddaughter, Kristen MacPhee; brother, David (Judy); sisters, Minnie, Willa, Mary (Ron); many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Percy, Fred; sisters, Helena, June.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Interment was held in the Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McGINNIS (Macdonald), Heather Marie – age 79 of Dartmouth and Economy, passed away peacefully in Debert Court, June 17th, 2020. Heather was born and raised in Halifax, attending QEHS. She met Doug, the love of her life in her teens and they started a family together. In the early 60’s, the family moved to Woodlawn and Heather stayed home to raise her boys. Eventually, she entered the workforce and spent most of her fulfilling professional career with the NS Department of Education and in the Marine Division of the Imperial Oil refinery in Woodside. Heather was predeceased by parents, Alvin and Dorothy Macdonald (Walsh); brother, Alvin and sister, Vivian. She is survived by husband, Doug; sons, Jim (Chris) and Steve (Carolyn Judd); grandchildren, Brett and Keegan McGinnis, Julie and Sarah Richard and brother, Bruce (Liz), nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the management and staff at Debert Court for all the loving care they provided Heather in the last years of her life. Cremation has taken place. Graveside ceremony for immediate family only, TBD. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society (breast cancer research) or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, NS. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WILLIGAR, Trueman M. – Age 85, of Lower Five Islands passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at home. Born in West Bay, he was a son of the late Melvin and Reta (Bennett) Willigar. Trueman is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Skidmore); daughters, Christina Withrow (Wally), Truro; Sharon (Kevin), Moncton; Joanne Willigar, Parrsboro; John Willigar (Barbie), Moncton; sisters, Maisie Skidmore, Parrsboro; Judy Durning (Ted), Economy; brothers, Carl (Suzann), Parrsboro; Doug (Sharon), Back Bay, NB; Roy, Surrey, BC; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Christina (MacNeil); a daughter, Mary; sisters, Viola, Alice; a brother, Lloyd; also, two brothers and two sisters in infancy. In keeping with Trueman’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TRENHOLM (Fulton), Mary Elizabeth – Bible Hill. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Elizabeth Trenholm (nee Fulton) on June 19, 2020. Mom was born in Truro, December 9, 1944 to John Henry Fulton and Martha Smith Cox. She was predeceased by her parents; ex-husband, Brent and brother, Franklyn. Mom is survived by her children, Steven, Upper Stewiacke, Lisa (Mike Davies), Lower Onslow and Leanne Cressman (Onslow). She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Anthony Price and Ryan Trenholm, both of Alberta. As per Mom's wishes, there will be no service. She asked that no tears be shed, but to occasionally raise a glass in her memory. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences are available at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacDONALD, Gregory Kim Leslie "Greg" – 52, North River, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at home, as a result of heart disease. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Rodney "Rod" and Esther (Rushton) MacDonald, Onslow. Along with his parents, Greg is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Heather (Thompson); son, Kevin (Jennifer); daughter, Kara-Lynn; sister, Deborah "Debbie"; brothers, David (Ann), Randall (Heather), Darrell (Angela); special cousin, Stephen (Nicole); parents-in-law, Walter and Karen Thompson; sisters-in-law, Faith (Bob) Reel, Charity (Chris) King; brothers-in-law, Walter (Tara) Thompson, Jon (Becky) Thompson, Jimmy (Sally) Nichols; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Cody, Brody, Danica, Devon, Bobby, Ethan, Clara, Brooke, Addison, Benjamin, Ella; many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Clara Jean (Duncan) Thompson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a private family service was held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, Pastor Ken Banks officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GROVES, Donald Seymour – 80, of Upper Onslow, passed away on June 24th at home surrounded by his loving family after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Onslow on April 27, 1940; he was a son of the late Frederick and Ella Mae (Watt) Groves. Don married Sally (Shearer) and they had two children, daughter Heather and son David. In the early days of his working career Don did various jobs including truck driver, machine operator and machinist and for the last 45 years he managed and worked at the excavation company he founded in the Truro area, until his health no longer allowed him to. Don is survived by his wife Sally; daughter, Heather (Dave Carey); son, David; brothers, Lloyd (Marilyn), Shortts Lake, Wayne (Sherry), Onslow, Art (Cheryl), Green Lake, BC; sister Sharon (Cyril), Hilden; sister-in-law Sue; granddaughters, Shelby, Erin and Kayla. Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his oldest brother Lee. The family would like to thank the VON, and Palliative Care, Dr. Henderson and Angela for the care they showed Don during his illness. There will be a private family graveside service in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

June 2020

ELLISON, Corrie Robert– 42, Truro. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Corrie on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in Portapique. Corrie and his brother, Clint, were visiting with his father when Corrie was taken from us during a senseless tragedy. Corrie is survived by his father, Richard Ellison, Portapique; brother, Clinton "Clint" Ellison (Angela), Halifax; son, Conner; aunts, Jean Hooper, Ottawa, Ontario; Kaye Blois, Truro; uncle, David (Doris) Ellison, Portapique; several cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Deborah Ann (Kirk) Ellison; paternal grandparents, Victor and Bessie Ellison, who loved him dearly; several aunts and uncles. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TUCK, Aaron Todd was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Aaron lived his life devoted to his wife and daughter. He enjoyed get-togethers with family and friends around a good fire, listening to his records and staying connected to friends....with a few drinks. Aaron was known as a crafty individual with a big heart and he was very mechanically inclined. He loved and was known in communities for restoring cars and was also experienced in leather work. Aaron is survived by numerous family members and friends in Alberta and Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his father, Bruce Tuck and mother, Gloria Mae as well as Angus Rogers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

OLIVER, Jolene Lori was born in Calgary, Alberta. Jolene lived her life centered around her family. She often organized gatherings and was always one to reach out and stay connected with her family members and friends across Canada. Jolene served as a career waitress and loved connecting with people in the community. She enjoyed writing poetry, was an avid bird watcher and had a passion for nature. Jolene enjoyed every aspect of life and was able to see the positive in every situation. Jolene is survived by her parents, John and Bonnie Oliver; sisters, Crystal (Warren) Mendiuk and their children, Josh and Sara; Tammy Oliver-McCurdie (Ken McCurdie) and their children, Richard, Justin and Sydney as well as numerous other family members and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TUCK, Emily Mae was born in Calgary, Alberta. She was a wonderful blend of both her parents but had her own uniqueness as well. Emily was brave, strong, and outspoken. Emily will always be remembered for her kind heartedness, her sense of humor and her selflessness. She enjoyed playing her fiddle ("never call it a violin"), creating art and writing poetry. Emily spent a great deal of time in the garage with her dad where she learned about mechanics and often helped him with his projects. She had a talent for and enjoyed working in construction and wanted to apprentice as a welder. Emily was a bright light to her family and to those who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her. Emily was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered by many extended family and friends across Canada. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GULENCHYN, Dawn and Frank – Portapique. In loving memory of Dawn and Frank Gulenchyn who were taken from us too soon. Survived by their sons, Ryan and Jonathan; daughter, Traceena; lovingly remembered by all their brothers and sisters and their families. Nana and Papa to Riley, Nolan, Alyssa, Callie, Ethan, Isabella, Kaylee-Anne, Keagan and Makinlee. They are at peace with their late granddaughter, Heaven-Lee. Frank was a loving son to the late Pearl and Peter Gulenchyn. Dawn was a loving daughter to the late Ralph Patriquin (Helen) and Marion Rusnell (Deane). They will always be together and forever in our hearts. The family would like to thank everyone for the continued support throughout this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ZAHL, John Joseph was born in 1950 in Morris, Minnesota and graduated from Morris High School in 1967. He briefly attended St. Cloud State University before joining the United States Navy where he served as a Russian linguist. He has four children – Jennifer, Sarah, Andrew and Daniel from his first marriage. In 1981 he moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where he started his career with Federal Express. Elizabeth Joanne Thomas was born in 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from Pierre Radisson Collegiate in 1979. She moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1980 to attend University of North Dakota. She was employed at United Hospital there. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacALONEY, Vennessa K. – Age 74, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (Infirmary Site), Halifax. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Elwin and Jean Barrett, and step-mother, Iona (Hughes) Barrett. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd; daughters, Norma Jean; Lynn Neil (Harry Taylor), all of Truro; a son, Charles (Rhonda), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Natasha Neil, Delaney Neil; Katrina MacDonald (Paul Anderson); great grandchildren, Brianna, Brooklyn, Bryson and Hayden Anderson. She was predeceased by a sister, Joan (MacKenzie) Martin; brothers Gordon Barrett, George MacKenzie, Don MacKenzie; Billy MacKenzie; a son-in-law, Steven Neil. At this time of Covid-19, private family services are being held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CORBETT, Allison E. - Age 86, of Five Islands passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruby (Fader) Corbett. He was a retired forestry worker, painter, and retired after many years working with Stanfield’s in Truro. Allison loved hunting and his passion was hockey, having played goalie until he was 77. He enjoyed his time spent at his camp in Gundalow, with long-time friend, Jack Campbell. He is survived by daughters, Linda Corbett (Jack D’Elia), Parrsboro; Margie Corbett (Scott McCallum), Truro; sons, Allison Corbett, Parrsboro; Jamie Corbett (Angela), Lower Five Islands; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. As well, his long-term companion, Phebe Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; a son, Frank. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of Allison’s life will be scheduled at a later date once health restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCLELLAN, Rachel Lauraine – 50, Truro, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Richard McClellan, Bible Hill, and the late Avangeline (McLeary) McLellan. Rachel is also survived by her step-mother, Edna McClellan, Bible Hill; sisters, Rebecca McClellan, Truro; Sarah McLellan, Crowes Mills; brother, Ken McClellan, Kemptown; step-sister, Dorothy Roode, Crowes Mills; step-brothers, Rodney Roode, Onslow Mountain; Trevor Roode, Belmont; special friend, Jean Dunn, Truro; niece, Alexis Petrie; nephew, Chayse Petrie; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, private interment will be held in Belmont Cemetery and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations in Rachel’s memory to a charity of choice are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEATHERBY, Jeanette Bernice – 90, Debert, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, April 29, 2020, at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche. Born in Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Sadie Murray. Jeanette is survived by her children, Florence Marple, Truro; Ethel Weatherby, Debert; Doris (Tommy) McMasters, Masstown; grandchildren, Belinda Otterson (Bill Jennings), Onslow; Michelle McMasters (Roger Roode), Highland Village; David McMasters (Brandi Taylor), Debert; Jennifer (Buddy) Shipley, Onslow Mountain; Crystal (Glen) Thompson, Truro; several great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Alexander Weatherby; several sisters and brothers. Private interment was held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LAKE, Sharlene P. – Age 43, of Parrsboro – It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Sharlene at home with her loving husband, Tim by her side. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Darlene Laird, Tatamagouche and the late Gerald McNutt; and stepfather, the late Jack Laird. Sharlene moved to Parrsboro in October of 2000 after meeting Tim, to whom she married in 2003. Sharlene was an active community member and was a great supporter of community events. Sharlene was a member of the Parrsboro Lion’s Club, and member of the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tim; mother-in-law, Elaine Lake, Parrsboro; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Girven (Tim), Pennsylvania; Shawna Cameron (Carl), Parrsboro; brothers-in-law, James Lake (Geraldine), River Hebert; Stanley Lake (Robin), Diligent River; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her father-in-law, James Lake; sister-in-law, Annie Hiltz; niece, Denver Hatfield; nephew, Jordan Lake. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of Sharlene’s life will be scheduled at a later date, once health restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacGILLIVARY, S. Dwight – Age 71, of Advocate Harbour passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre, Truro with his wife Virginia, and special aunt, Rev. Phyllis Nesbitt by his side. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was the 4th born child of Stewart and Myrna (Rector) MacGillivary. Dwight graduated from Cumberland Regional Vocational School in Springhill with a welding certificate in 1967. He then went to work at the Halifax Shipyards but always longed for home to start his own business. He built his first log trailer in 1978 for his uncle LG MacGillivary & Son. In 1980, he constructed his welding shop and did portable welding throughout the region. He looked after repairs at the Scott Paper Saw Mill for many years, while still operating his own business. He bought his first grader in 1985 to work on Scott paper roads throughout the area. After the closing of the saw mill in the early 1990’s, Dwight started to manufacture Mac Trailers full time (both tag-along and pony dumps), as well as manufactured Mighty Mac Wood Splitters for many years. More recently, he continued to operate the wood splitter and grader aspect of the company with his son, Scott. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Rector) MacGillivary; daughter, Shelley MacGillivary and her children, Bailee-Lynn MacGillivary-Downs and Jesse William Downs; his son, D. Scott MacGillivary (Coralee), and their son, Devin; a brother, Carvel MacGillivary (Debbie); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. As well, special family friends, Caroline Foote; Pat and Barry. He was predeceased by sisters, Camilla, Judy; a brother, Donald. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of Dwight’s life will be scheduled at a later date once health restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) or to the Allenville Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JOKELA, Robert Calvin – 81, Londonderry, Colchester Co. On April 30, 2020, Robert Calvin Jokela died from cancer at his home in Londonderry, N.S. He was 81 years old. He was the son of Eino Jokela who came from Finland and Grace (Miller) from Lindsay Lake. Being the oldest of the family, he had three sisters: Olla, Kingston, Ontario; Barbara, Ohio and Wilma, Halifax. He had two nieces, Shelley and Heather. He was predeceased by a sister Eva, and brothers Bernard and Johnny. Robert was survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Jean (Fulton) of 56 years, his sons and their wives, Stephen and Maureen from Saskatoon, Timothy and Coral from Calgary, Benjamin and Melanie from Moncton. There are four grandchildren, Kael from B.C., Ethan from Calgary, Kian and Elisa from Moncton. Special thanks to the Red Cross and the V.O.N. nurses. Their help was invaluable. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LANGILLE, Douglas Logan (Doug) - age 98, Bible Hill/Valley, passed away peacefully in the early evening of Saturday, May 2, 2020 with family by his side. He was a patient on the Palliative Care floor of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Malagash Point to the late Arthur and Hattie (Jamieson), predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Mabel (Lemond); two infant sons; brothers, Gordon, Oman (Agnes), Charles (Helen), Almon (Lola) and Shurman. He is survived by brothers, Burton, Winston and sister-in-law, Betty; daughter, Rebecca (Wayne) Fraser; sons, Hughie (Roberta), Dewight and Norman (Kathy); grandchildren: Angela, Samantha, Clint, Leah, Christopher, Abbey, Kurtis, Jenna, and Ethan; eleven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Doug joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and it was while stationed at Rockcliff Air Force Base near Ottawa that he met his wife, Mabel. A skilled carpenter, he worked for many years with Halverson and Smith. When construction became too seasonal to support the family, he took training as an architectural draftsman and worked for the architectural firm of Robert Cassidy until his retirement. He was a life time member of the Truro Curling Club and represented the club in bonspiels all over the province. He curled there until he was 96 years old. As per Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral. The family will gather for a Graveside interment in the Bible Hill Cemetery at a later date. A celebration of life will be held in Malagash when the State of Emergency regulations permit. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, St. David’s United Church - Bible Hill, Truro Curling Club or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care Dad received from the Palliative Care Team of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St. Truro. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBBEN, Jacob – age 95, Crowes Mills, passed away peacefully at home on May 2, 2020 surrounded by family. Jacob was born on January 10, 1925 in Holland. Papa was a proud veteran who fought for Holland in Indonesia during WWII. After the war, he immigrated to Nova Scotia with his family, settling in Elmsdale and eventually Crowe’s Mills where he once owned a working farm. Papa also worked for Camp Debert, Kent Homes and the Cheese Factory. He was a founding member of the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade. Jacob is survived by his wife, Shirley (Wynn Park); sons, Peter (Rose Johnson), Yopie (Darlene), John (Lois Walker) and daughter, Ali Chapman (Calvin). He is also survived by step daughters, Ellen MacCallum (Elmer), Susan Robben and stepsons, Terry Crowell (Kathy) and Darren Crowell (Joanne). Papa was a proud grandfather to Laura Robben (Todd Kennedy), Andrea Robben, Amy Robben, Rebecca Robben (Phil Walters), Melissa Howell (Katie Shannon), Jantje Chapman, Lawney Chapman (Katie), Austin Chapman, Brittany Robben, Morganne Robben and Alexander Robben. He is also survived by step grandchildren, Raeleigh Walker, Tom Chapman, Shawn Johnson (Natalie), Stacey Johnson (Mike Davidson), Sara Turner (Simon), Tony Walsh, Derrick MacCallum, Lorie McCarthy (Derek) and Sheryl Clarke (Brian), Corey Crowell, Emily Crowell, Jenna Crowell (Jeffery) and Brandon Crowell (Alcia). Jacob was also a proud papa to 22 great grandchildren and his faithful canine companion of many years, "Lucky." Jacob was preceded in death by his first wife, Jantje; brothers, Jan and Bert and a daughter in infancy. The family would like to offer special thanks to VON nurses and home support workers for their excellent care. Thanks to Dr. Henderson and nurse, Angela who helped us get through the last hours of Papa’s life. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Belmont Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to the Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

VAUGHAN, Alma Iris (West) – 94, Londonderry, passed away peacefully, with her grandniece, Teresa by her side, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Londonderry, she was the youngest daughter of the late Arthur West and Katherine (Lee, West) Purdy. She was the last surviving member of her family. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles; sisters, Mary Brown, Doris Hosh, Irene Mosher; brother, Maurice West; stepfather, Mac Purdy; stepsister, June Houghton. She is survived by her nieces, Dotty McLeod, Maxine (Dan) Richard, Cheryl Clark, Gail Giles, Daria (Larry) West Thompson; nephews, James (Brenda) Mosher, Eric (Diane) Mosher, John Hosh, Ed (Ardys) Hosh. She is also survived by her daughter, Lily (Marc) Plant; grandsons, Sebastian, Francis, Patrice; great grandson, Noah; many great nieces and great nephews, especially grandniece, Teresa (Mike) McNutt; grandnephews, Greg (EJ) Richard and Aaron (HeJung) Richard, and their children who Alma thought of as her grandchildren. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interment will be held in Hillcrest Cemetery and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RICHARD, Philip Gerald "Gerry" - Great Village, formerly of Londonderry, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Phil and Agnes (Doucette) Richard. He is survived by his wife, June (Fulton); son, Stephen (Shernett and Malique), Debert; daughter, Kimberly (Jamie) George, Bible Hill; beloved grandchildren, Brandon and Ryan George, Bible Hill; brothers, Dan (Maxine) Londonderry; Ron (Olga) Porters Lake; Mike, Sutherland Lake; sister, Debbie Richard (Charles Nelson),Toronto; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Interment will be held at a later date in Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FAUVELLE, Yvon Hector – 85, Pugwash, formerly of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2020 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Yvon was born a son of the late Romeus and Bernadette (Jacques) Fauvelle in Hull, Quebec. He is survived by his son, Michel (Sherri MacLean), Little Harbour; grandchildren, Jason, Truro, Jean-Marc (Marisa Martin), Little Harbour and great grandchild, Jethro Fauvelle. Besides his parents, Yvon was predeceased by his loving wife, Stella; daughter-in-law, Charlene (Forgeron) Fauvelle; brothers, Rhéal, Lucien, Roger, Conrad, Jean-Jacques, André, Lionel, Auréle, René as well as brother, Rhéal in infancy; sisters, Delvina, Janine, Lise and Ginette. Throughout his career as a standard bred racehorse trainer, Yvon worked in several different raceways including the Truro Raceway, Charlottetown Driving Park, Blue Bonnets Raceway, Rideau Carleton Raceway, and Connaught Park Racetrack. He was a member of Standard Bred Canada, USTA, Club optimiste de Luskville and Bible Hill Senior Bowling. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WINTERS, Nancy A. – Age 83, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Josephine Smith. She is survived by her husband, Charlie; sons, Johnny and Danny, all of Parrsboro; brothers, Fred Smith (Sally), Kentville; Jerry Smith (Genevieve), Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Sharon; brothers, Charlie, Allan. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family service will held a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or the St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ALCORN, Gregory Steven – age 62, Truro, passed away unexpectedly on May 9, 2020 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba to the late Robert Alcorn and Faye Marion Alcorn. Along with his mother, Gregory is survived by his sons, Michael (Amanda), Jason (Tammy) and Nicholas; grandchildren, Justin, Halie, Angel, Dakota, Faith, Aaliyah, John, Jase, Michelle and Nylah; sister, Jamie Alcorn; brothers, Jack, Jeff, and Glenn. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother, Jim. In his younger years, Gregory worked for Atlantic Oxygen in Halifax before earning his carpentry license from NSIT in Halifax. He also worked at B.F.I. in Dartmouth for a number of years before returning to carpentry. He had a strong love of music that he passed down to his three sons as he loved to play guitar, banjo and other stringed instruments when they were young. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunty.com

PUTNAM, Grant Wilfred, age 78 – Debert. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Grant Wilfred Putnam, age 78, on May 11, 2020. After a lengthy illness, he was fortunate to spend his final weeks at his beloved country home in Debert where he had recently celebrated 56 years of marriage with his wife, Phyllis. Having returned to renovate and retire in the house where he was born and raised by Albert and Beryl Putnam, he was most at peace in his garden, blueberry fields, or walking to the river through the forest trails. Grant was the youngest of four siblings and while he loved to work in the woods with his father he went on to attend Mount Allison and eventually settled into a successful automotive parts business in Truro with his cousin and long-time friend, Doug Simpson. In his youth, he was an accomplished sprinter winning many 100-yard dashes. Grant is survived by his wife Phyllis (Langille); children, Kirby (Leslie) and Natalie (Danny); grandchildren, Sydney, Madeleine, Ava, Corey, Maggie, Samuel, Hannah; great-grandchildren, Kiran, Avi and Eleanor; predeceased by his son, Andrew; survived by his sister Marie (Slack); predeceased by his parents Albert and Beryl, brothers Glen and Ralph; and many other cherished others. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A celebration of Grant’s life will be held at a later date when restrictions ease. Please send your family condolences via email to www.ColchesterCommunity.com  Donations may be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Dr. Andrew Putnam Studentship in Mental Health Research, www.dmrf.ca

MILLS, Katherine R. – Age 84, of Oxford and formerly of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spencer’s Island, she was a daughter of the late Whitney and Neta (Robinson) MacGillivray. She is survived by daughters, Betty Grant, Nancy Mills (Bob), of Oxford; Linda Mills (Lloyd), of Halifax; grandchildren, Shannon Pettigrew (Bobbie), Cory Grant (Brenda), Katherine Williams; great-grandchildren, Ebony, Tyson, Bryson, Arya, Dakotah; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Enos in 2015; sisters, Dorothy, Jeannetta, Mary; brothers, George, Arthur, Theodore, Harold, Vernon, Ray. In keeping with Katherine’s wishes, a private family committal will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Allenville Cemetery Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WEBB, Glenda Helen – 77, Sutherlands Lake. The death of Glenda Helen Webb occurred on Saturday evening, May 16, 2020, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, with her loving husband, Vaughan at her side. Born in Poplar Grove, Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late George and Ada (Murphy) Milligan. Until retirement, Glenda operated Glenholme Antiques with her husband, Vaughan. Glenda is survived by her husband, Vaughan Webb, Sutherlands Lake; sons, Tim MacKay (Joanne), Argyle Shore, Prince Edward Island; Brent MacKay (Karen Morton), Slave Lake, Alberta; Michael MacKay (Cindy Ryan), Portipique; step children, Sherry Teed (Gary White), Dresden, Ontario; Kevin Webb, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Andrew MacKay, Moncton, New Brunswick; Mallory Fowler (Devin Gero), Bible Hill; Brian MacKay (Cassie), Cornwall, Prince Edward Island; Stephen MacKay, Slave Lake, Alberta; Thomas MacKay, Moncton, New Brunswick; Amy MacKay (Dakota Byers), Leduc, Alberta; Christina Webb, Petrolia, Ontario; Jamie Holmes (Karen), Sarnia, Ontario; Samantha Fleck (Zak), Dresden, Ontario; Chantelle Dobson (Adrian), Westchester; Cody Webb, Dresden, Ontario; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; siblings, Jean Boylan, Summerside, Prince Edward Island; Rena Hawkins (Edward Mugridge), Freeland, Prince Edward Island; Carl Milligan (Pearl), Porters Lake; Elva Geldart (Wayne Drew), Debert; Jenny Simmons (Elmer), Summerside, Prince Edward Island; Goldie Coughlin (Hal), Poplar Grove, Prince Edward Island. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Georgina Cox (Debert), Wendy Cooling (Summerside, Prince Edward Island); brother, Kenneth Milligan (Poplar Grove, Prince Edward Island); daughters-in-law, Brenda Webb (Bible Hill), Susan MacKay (Debert); grandson, Brandon Webb (Richmond Hill, Ontario); brothers-in-law, Charles Cox (Debert); Fenton Boylan (Summerside, Prince Edward Island); Roland Hawkins (Freeland, Prince Edward Island), Howard Cooling (Summerside, Prince Edward Island), Howard Geldart (Debert). Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Due to the current restrictions of Covid-19 final arrangements will be announced at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacNAUGHTON, (Elliott), Karen Linda - age 77, Truro, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2020, in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. The family commends the staff in Palliative Care for their dedicated, sensitive support in her final days. The middle child of Charles and Marg (Bodenham) Elliott, Karen was a spirited rebel who matured into a caring nurse. She was a strong and generous woman who loved music, laughter, and kindness. Predeceased by her parents, Karen is survived by husband Gary; daughters Heather and Kathy, siblings Helene Henderson and Richard (Carol) Elliott; grandsons James (Tabitha), Scott and Jason Vandergroef. She will be missed by loving nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and more friends than she even realized she had. Even without COVID-19, she did not want a service, preferring to be remembered as she was in life. Cremation has occurred and she remains at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, until such time as Gary joins her for their final rest together. Online condolences are available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

May 2020

 

HARPER, Florence Joyce (nee Elliott), at Amica Georgetown on April 2, 2020. She is predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Brown, and second husband, Kenneth Harper. She was the dear sister of Ralph and Graham (Marilyn) and the late Leona. Joyce was born and raised on a farm in Truro, Nova Scotia. Upon marriage to Ralph, the couple moved to Toronto to raise their family. Joyce worked as a nurse in the obstetrics unit at Humber River Hospital, where she provided loving care to newborn babies. Upon retirement at age 65, Joyce pursued her Bachelor of Arts degree at York University and continued her love of learning by attending regular lecture series up until the age of 92.

Joyce was always independent and lived on her own until she was just shy of 92. She spent her last months at Amica Georgetown and passed away peacefully on April 2, 2020. Her family is grateful for the attentive care she received from Amica staff. Joyce will be dearly missed by her children, Karen (John) Caissie and Rick Brown, as well as her grandchildren Jason (Natalie) and Stephanie (Douglas) and great-grandchildren Charles, Walt, Olivia, Elliott, and Lillian and "Rags". A private family gathering to remember Joyce will be held when everyone can be together. To send expressions of sympathy, please visit www.jonesfuneralhome.co.

 

 
CAROLYN A. MATTIX

Carolyn A. Mattix passed peacefully on Apr 4, 2020 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Montrose, Carolyn was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary (Richards) MacKinnon.

Carolyn was predeceased by her husband and the love of her life Danny L. Mattix. They were happily married for 30 years in Londonderry, NS where they raised their family. After his passing in 2004 she remained devoted to him until her final days.

She is survived by her children Dan (Peggy), Debbie, Ronda (Mike) Nancy (Darrin) and Christine (Steve); by her grandchildren Stephen (Kate), Amanda, Jennifer (Jeff) Aaron (Ale), Andrew (Melissa), Nicole (Josh), Nicole (Kyle), Taylor (Maddi), Allanta (John) Jason (Ashlea) and Justin (Jai); by her great grandchildren Billie Jo, Bradley, Patricia, Ericka, Alyssa, Isabella, Aidan, Everlea, Landyn, Kayden, Vayda, Christine, Michael and Lucas; her sisters Phyllis (Lee) and Agnes; brother Neil (Bud) (Jeanette); brother in law Charlie; and by her nieces and nephews.

 

Roy Lane Galway, passed away at Listowel Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the age of 99 years. Husband of Clara (Starratt) Galway who predeceased him on March 12, 2020. Father of Jim Galway of St. Clements (Meg Shuebrook), Mi (Margaret) & Roddy Faulkner of Bass River, NS, and Peter Galway & Janice Hodder of Listowel. Grandfather of Dan Galway & Angie Vaughan, Abe Galway & Tanya Lee, Jason & Tessa Faulkner, Jodi Faulkner, and Megan & Dustin Eberle, and great-grandfather of Alexander, Kalen, Addy, Amaya, and Alivia. And many more nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Joseph Galway, his sisters Fanny May and June Hendren, and his niece Laurie Hendren. Roy was born in Pittsburgh Township, Ontario, to parents James and Edith (Lane) Galway of Gananoque, and was the second oldest of four children.  Roy was a teacher before the war, When Roy joined the RCAF, his aptitude tests steered him towards radar sciences.  In 1941 he was deployed overseas for five years, serving with the 405-pathfinder squadron as flight sergeant, and became an expert in the proper functionality of his Squadron’s radar equipment which was vital technology used at the time to navigate the treacherous skies over Germany. At war’s end, Galway would return home to Ontario, earning an agricultural engineering degree from the Macdonald campus of McGill University in the town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue near Montreal. This is where he met his future wife of 72 years Clara. Roy worked for the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario (later renamed Ontario Hydro in 1974) for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He and Clara made Listowel their home in 1958, living in the same Churchill Drive house for nearly the entire time raising three children there. They were extremely Committed members of Trinity United Church, Listowel, Roy was very involved with the church, volunteering for almost every activity, and serving on the board in many different capacities.  Roy was also a proud member of the Listowel Legion. Roy helped to establish the 2nd Listowel Scouts in 1963, and the group is still active today.  He was dedicated to Scouting Canada for 36 plus years serving as group committee chairman. Also, he was instrumental in the Listowel scout’s participation in an Atlantic Canada Centennial trip which culminated with a Jamboree in P.E.I. Also, an enthusiastic curler, he curled well into his later years and volunteered for many duties at the curling club. He believed in volunteerism, he helped to form the Electric Service League, he worked on the building committee for both the local school board and the church. He loved all games, card games, golf games, board games, backyard games it was here that his playful and competitive spirit really shone through. He was also a dedicated Blue Jay fan and also a big fan of the Montreal Canadiens, probably from the time he spent in Montreal. He spent summers at the cottage in Little Bass River, where many activities took place, many family suppers and nightly card games, and also doing things with Clara’s sister Barb and her husband Jim. Roy loved his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly and they meant the world to him. He loved life and always treated people with respect, dignity and caring. A Celebration of Roy and Clara’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, Listowel, and details will be announced as soon as they are available. Interment in Riverside United Cemetery, Bass River, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Listowel, or Riverside United Church, Bass River, would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

WEBB,  Pamela Joan– 68, Onslow, passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on Sunday evening, March 22, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Worcester, England, she was a daughter of the late Geoff and Joan (Nelson) Bailey. Pamela is survived by her loving husband, Frank; sons, Greg Webb, Debert; Stuart (Krista) Webb, Cold Lake, Alberta; grandchildren, Morgan Webb, Robyn Webb, Jocelyn Webb. Pamela is also survived by her loving family in England, including her sister, Liz (John) Preece and her brother-in-law, Ian (Trish) Pardoe and their families. Pamela’s family will gather at a later time to celebrate her life. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MILLER, John Marven – age 58, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully at home with wife, Wanda and daughter, Crystal by his side. He was born in Springhill, lived in Oxford and Debert, and resided in Onslow for the past nineteen years. He was the son of the late Marven and Margaret (Walsh) Miller. John was an employee of Kohler Windows for over 20 years. He was known locally as "the car guy" as he had a passion for restoring cars, especially detailing and he was so proud of his big red truck. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Wanda Hatt; daughters, Crystal Hatt (Rocky Turnbull), Ceilidh (Seb) Wilkolaski; stepson, David Hatt; daughter, Laurena Miller and all his other kids, you know who you are; grandchildren, Violet, Sadie, Michael; sisters, Vicki Miller, Wendy Muise, Ronda Bagnell (Steve Peddle), Sherry (Bob) Reid, Margo Miller (Blaise Smith); brother, Jim (Dawn) Miller plus several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by his pets, "Doggie" and "Key-Key" as well as anyone who knew him. John really loved his family and thought dearly of his special girls. With respect to the current Covid-19 pandemic, a Graveside Service and celebration to honour John will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the VON. Online condolences may be sent to John’s family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PATRIQUIN, Paul Raymond– 62, Londonderry, passed away peacefully with his brother and sister-in-law at his side on Friday, March 27, 2020, at VG Site, QEII, Halifax. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Raymond and Helen (Colpitts) Patriquin. Paul is survived by his brother, Kim Patriquin, Folly Mountain; sister-in-law, Stephanie Patriquin, Folly Mountain; nephew, Keelan Patriquin (Stevie), Oakville, Ontario; niece, Matija Patriquin, Truro; nephew, Carter Patriquin, Folly Mountain; uncle, Edmond Jordan, Truro. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Todd Patriquin. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his family will celebrate his life 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

DOWE, Bonnie T. – Age 86, of Amherst, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Kentville, she was a daughter of the late Mary Milberry. She is survived by daughters, Heather Carter-Kinnear, Amherst; Laura Fowler, Norwood, Ont.; sons, Darren (Angela), Parrsboro; Ambrose, Vancouver; a sister, Blanche Bennett (William), Halifax; a brother, Kenneth Milberry, Halifax; grandchildren, Lacey, Robert, Catlin, Travis, Megan, Lorie, David; 12 great grandchildren who were her pride and joy; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Allison; sons, Larry and Artlen in infancy; sons in law, George Kinnear and Dave Fowler. With respect to the health safety of others surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family graveside service will be held in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro at a later date. A public ‘Celebration of Life’ service will be announced once health restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com  

MAXWELL, Jeffery Peter "Jeff" – 61, Londonderry. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, brother, uncle and friend on Friday, April 3, 2020 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jeff was born in Truro, the son of the late Peter and Muriel (Blaikie) Maxwell. Jeff was a well-known and honest mechanic in Truro for over 40 years, owning and operating Maxwell’s Service Centre until retiring in 2019. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and four wheeling with Shelley and was an avid Cannabis grower. He was an honorary member of the Truro and District Lions Club. Survived by his wife, Shelley (Brown), who never left his side; brother, Bruce (Maritza), Truro; sister-in-law, Sherree (Dana), Upper Stewiacke; brother-in-law, Laurie (Nancy), Stewiacke; nieces, Samantha and Carla; nephews, Daniel, Brian, Mitchell, Cameron and Carlos; great nieces, Mikalah, Jaelyn and Kelsey; great nephew, Rylee. He will also be dearly missed by his dog, "Finley."  Besides his parents, Jeff was predeceased by brother-in-law, Larry. The family would like to thank the V.O.N. and the Palliative Care Team for the great care and kindness they gave Jeff and his family. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. A celebration of Jeff’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (5826 South St, Halifax, NS B3H 1S6). Condolences may be made at:  www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

McDADE, Eudora Elizabeth - Age 89 of Central Onslow, passed away on April 4, 2020 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Great Village on March 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Margaret Eva (Rushton) Peppard. In her early teens, her family moved to Parrsboro and it was there that she met and eventually married her husband, Gerald. Along with her husband and their daughter, they moved to Lower Sackville in 1956. Soon after her second daughter was born, she began a 30 year career at Sackville Downs Raceway. She started in the track canteen and later moved to be the Program Director then Race Classifier and eventually the Director of Racing. Eudora and Gerald also owned and raced many racehorses. When Sackville Downs closed in 1986, they moved to Central Onslow where she worked at the Truro Raceway for a brief time before retiring. In retirement, they built a barn in their backyard where they cared for their horses. Eudora is survived by her daughter, Heather (Paul) Tufts, Lower Onslow; grandson, Christopher (Amanda), Central Onslow and half-sister, Sue Connelly, Owen Sound and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Gerald and daughter, Janice. A special thanks to the Tidal Bore neighbours for their endless support of Eudora and Gerald over the last 33 years. To family and friends who called over the last few months with support, we are so grateful. Eudora has heard her last "Call To Post." A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LAMBERT, Derrik W. – Age 79, of Southampton passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Harold and Edith (Wilbur) Lambert. He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Wanda (Pretty) (McKee) Lambert; step-sons, Scott McKee (Lisa), Southampton; Stuart McKee, North Bay, Ont.; grandson, Derrick McKee (Alex), Antigonish. A private family graveside service will be held in the Southampton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Cumberland Health Care Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HIGGINS, Lorimer Melville age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9 at the South Shore Regional Hospital. Born in Westchester, N.S. and living in Auburndale, N.S. at the time of his passing, Lorimer was the son of Reeta Ferdinand and Frank Higgins. Lorimer was most known for his passion and talent for playing the fiddle. He began playing at a young age and was soon travelling throughout the Maritimes, Ontario, and USA playing his tunes. He was chosen to represent Nova Scotia five times at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddlin’ Championships held in Ontario. In 2005, Lorimer was inducted to the NS Country Music Hall of Fame. He was also known for composing his own fiddle music, particularly for his grandchildren, and had 26 tunes to his credit. Lorimer will be fondly remembered by his partner, Shirley Spindle and sons Lorimer Jr. (Sheila), Dartmouth; Gary (Darlene), Truro; Jeffrey, Spryfield; Paul (Beverly), Shortts Lake; sisters Dorothy Roode; Beryl (Richard) Slater; Carole Jackson; Gloria Martin; and grandchildren Melissa (Paul), Meghan (Jonathon), Kelly (Jaime), Eben (Adrienne), Trevor (Emma), Kyle, and Kassidy; and many nieces and nephews. Lorimer is predeceased by his siblings Wallace, Manson, Wilford, Wendell, Reta MacPhee, and Ray; and grandson Shaymous. A service to celebrate Lorimer’s life will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the South Shore Regional Hospital or Cystic Fibrosis Canada- Atlantic Region. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where online condolences may be sent to Lorimer’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WOODWARD, Linda Lulu – 66, Belmont, Col. Co. On Thursday April 9, 2020, Linda passed peacefully at home with her husband and children at her side. Born in Carmenville, NL, she was a daughter of the late Verna and Oswald Pennell. The family moved to Quebec, and it was in Chateauguay where she met the love of her life, Marty. They married and moved to Nova Scotia in 1977, making their home and raising their family in Belmont. In 1985, Linda started as the Postmaster of the Belmont Post Office which was a career she enjoyed for over 20 years. She valued her role with the post office as it served the community and gave her occasion to meet so many wonderful people. Linda was always pleased to share meals and celebrate with her family and friends. Linda is celebrated and deeply missed by her husband Marty; son Kevin (Beth); daughter Karen (Nicholas) Stanley, grandchildren Dylan, Alyson and Morgan; and sister Trudy Moore. She is predeceased by parents Verna and Oswald Pennell; brothers Eric, Ed and Calvin; sister Faye; and brother in law Bob Moore. The family would like to send much gratitude to the Palliative Care and home care members who helped provide great care and tenderness to Linda in this turbulent time. A celebration of life and interment will happen at a future date. Donations may be made to the VON Palliative Care or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LAKE, M. Helena – Age 77, of Parrsboro and formerly of Fox River passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (Dort) Cormier. She is survived by a daughter, Laura Jury (Doug), Moncton; grandchildren, Calvin Tower (Rachel), Ohio; Katrina Gilroy (Bruce), Amherst; a great-granddaughter, Nicole; a great-grandson, Shaun; sister, Delphine LeBlanc, Amherst; brother, Barry Cormier (Liz), Amherst; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony ‘Tony’ Lake in 2017; a son, Thomas; sister, Margaret, brother, John. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Open Arms Church, Parrsboro or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LANGILLE, Harold William "Bill", of Little Dyke Lake and formerly of Earltown, Nova Scotia. Bill passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family due to an aggressive cancer on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Bill was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, June 18th, 1944. He was the son of Marshall and Mabel (Tattrie) Langille. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Elizabeth Anne "Libby" (Wasson) and his children; Deborah (Harvey) MacEachern and son Robert Langille, his granddaughters Riley, Emma and Marly MacEachern, his brother Don Langille and his children Michelle (Kevin) McKone, Mike (Colleen) Langille and Jeremy Langille. Bill is also survived by his extended family Edwin (Laura) Reynolds and their children Elle and Robbie. Bill’s police career started in Truro in 1964, he and his wife and young family moved to Ontario in 1967 where he was a police officer with the Ontario Provincial Police and served in Kemptville, Pickle Lake, Brockville, Ignace and West Carleton. Upon his retirement from the OPP, Bill and Libby moved back to Nova Scotia and enjoyed 25 years at "The Farm". In 1999, he was elected as the PC MLA for Colchester North and served this constituency for two terms and retired from politics in 2006. A very proud moment for  Bill was while he was Chair of the House Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs,  he and his committee named Highway 102 the Veterans Memorial Highway (November, 2000). He was a long standing member of the Masonic Lodge in Londonderry and a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tatamagouche Branch. Special thanks to the Palliative Care team of Dr. Henderson, Angela, Lynn and Sara. On Bill's behalf, donations can be made to the Earltown Cemetery or the Colchester SPCA. At Bill’s request, there will be no funeral but there will be a Graveside Service at the Earltown Cemetery for friends and family at a later date. A final note from Bill; remember our veterans by always wearing a poppy in November. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to Bill’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

COX, Colleen Marie – Truro. It is with great sadness that we, the family of Colleen Marie Cox (Coyle), announce her passing. Our Mom passed suddenly and unexpectedly in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro early on Easter Monday morning, April 13, 2020. Colleen was born on February 14, 1928 in Truro. Colleen was predeceased by her husband, G. Foster Cox in 2002; parents, Henry McLaughlan Coyle and Esther Marie Taggart (Coyle, Sandell); stepfather, Pat Taggart; brother, Gerald Coyle; granddaughter, Margaret (Maggie) Colleen Elizabeth Cox; mother-in-law, Marie Cox (Terrio); father-in-law, Wilfred Cox and sister-in-law, Natalie Morrison (Roy). Colleen is survived by her five children, Peter (Gail), Trudy, Michael, Paul (Karen Archibald) and Colin; granddaughter, Emily Parliament (Ian); grandson, Jesse Cox and step grandchildren, David Gardiner (Carlee) and Kay, Reid and Mary Archibald. Colleen was very proud of her six great grandchildren, Lily, Sam and Nora Parliament and Emilia, Bridget and Callaghan Gardiner. Colleen is also survived by her younger brother, Richard Coyle (Jean) as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. We are very grateful that our Mom, with some help, was able to remain in the family home during her final years. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A celebration of Colleen's life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maggie's Place in Truro as this Centre holds a special place in Colleen's heart. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PEARSTON, Gavin "Lloyd" - 78, Bible Hill. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Lloyd passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro, with his family by his side. Born in the family home in Cape Negro, Shelburne County, he was a son of the late Gavin and Ethel (Swaine) Pearston. Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ruth (Chestnut); daughter, Gina (Edward) Neves, Advocate; son, Scott (Kelly) Pearston, Prelate, Saskatchewan; daughter, Diane Pearston (Steve Spears), Truro; grandchildren, Anthony (Tina) Pearston, David (Jessica) Pearston, Wyatt Pearston (Bree Rushton), Nicholas Pearston, Michael Pearston, Angelina Pearston, all of Truro and Bible Hill; Matthew Beal, Kayla-Dawn Pearston, Mark Beal-Pearston, Justin Pearston (Savannah) Robertson, all of Alberta; great grandchildren, Myles, Harper, Shilo, Alexander, Jack, Christine, Oliver; brother, John (Marg) Pearston, Oakville, Ontario; sister, Jean Pearston-Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec; brothers-in-law, Arnold (Sally) Chestnut, Ontario; George (Bev) Chestnut, North River; Richard (Geraldine) Chestnut, Truro; Arthur Chestnut; sisters-in-law, Margaret Anne (Andy) Dauphinee, Valley; Elizabeth Glass, Truro; Mabel-Lynn (Ernie) Dickson, Truro; several generations of nieces and nephews; special cousins, Cindy Harris, Cape Negro, Shelburne County; Hebert Moyer, New Hampshire. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his parents-in-law, Elmer and Agnes (Cole) Chestnut; grandson, Christopher Beal-Ramirez; sister, Grace Belding; brothers-in-law, Robert Chestnut, Warren Glass, Gilles Desjardins; sister-in-law, Judy Prodger; nephew, Gavin Hearn. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MILBURY, Beverley ‘Bev’ Roberta (Allen) - Age 71, of Halifax passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 18, 2020 surrounded by her daughters and granddaughters, comforted by the love of all her family and friends near and far. Daughter of Arthur and Muriel (Smith) Allen, Bev was born on December 9, 1948 in Allenville. In 1968, she married the love of her life, Charles ‘Charlie’ Milbury. She and Charlie had a long and adventure filled marriage that saw them move all over Canada throughout his career. During retirement, they travelled to many corners of the world together. Bev is survived by her siblings, Barbara (Allan) Hudlin, Sheila Heitfield, Glenda (Darrell) Dunham, Brian (Dianne) Allen, Philip (Jann) Allen, Gordon (Sandra) Allen and Ralph (Lyne) Allen. Bev will be mourned by her daughters, Marlene (Jamie) Perry, Halifax; Tammy Milbury, Toronto; grandchildren, Phillip Perry, Abigail Gilbert and Alyssa Perry; as well as all her much-loved family and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. At this time of Covid-19, there are no immediate funeral plans. At a time when it is safe to gather, a celebration of life will take place at the Allenville Cemetery. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to Victoria Order of Nurses (VON) who were an incredible support to Bev and the girls during the Covid-19 outbreak. The family would like to extend our gratitude to them for their bravery in carrying out their duties during this hard time and helping make this final stage more comfortable for Bev. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


April 2020

Galway, Clara

Clara MacLaughlin (Starratt) Galway of Listowel, at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the age of 97 years.

Loving wife of Roy Galway for almost 73 years.  Mother of Jim Galway & Meg Shuebrook of St. Clements, Mi (Margaret) & Roddy Faulkner of Bass River, NS, and Peter Galway & Janice Hodder of Listowel.  Grandmother of Dan Galway & Angie Vaughan, Abe Galway & Tanya Lee, Jason & Tessa Faulkner, Jodi Faulkner, and Megan & Dustin Eberle, and great-grandmother of Alexander, Kalen, Addy, Amaya, and Alivia.  Sister of Barbara Hood of Truro, NS.  Predeceased by sisters Evelyn McLellan and Joyce Starratt.

One of 4 daughters born and brought up in Bass River, Nova Scotia by her parents James and Jenny (MacLaughlin) Starratt. She attended NSAC where she was the only female in her class, and later went on to MacDonald college (McGill) where she received a BSc in horticulture.  It was there she met her future husband Roy.

Clara had three children and was a stay at home mom until she initiated a garden center at the co-op and worked there as the manager for 25 years, giving out much sought-after advice. She also taught many courses and seminars in gardening and landscaping over the years.

Clara loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly and they meant the world to her. She loved life and always treated people with respect, dignity and caring.

Music was a very large part of her life.  She sang in the church choir up until recently, and also sang in the church choir in Bass River with her mother and three sisters until her mother’s death.  She and her sisters continued on singing, becoming well known up and down the Cobequid Bay as " The Starratt Sisters".  Clara also was a member of both the Concert Singers and the Bell handchoir at her church.

A very committed member of Trinity United Church, Listowel, Clara was very involved with the UCW, also volunteering for many activities, church dinners and funerals. She served on the board in many different capacities, one of her many accomplishments is the beautiful Christmas backdrop she built for the church sanctuary around 1958, and it still adorns the church today.  Clara was very active in Scouting Canada for 25 plus years serving as a Cub leader and attending many conferences and seminars.

Also an enthusiastic curler, Clara was still curling at the age of 95. At that time, she was recognized as the oldest active curler in Ontario. As a skip, she led her teams to many victories over the years. Through curling she made many friends and helped many beginners get started in the sport

Clara spent her summers at the cottage in Little Bass River, where many activities took place, many family suppers and nightly card games, and also doing things with her sister Barb. She was also a painter, a fabulous seamstress and an active golfer well into her years.

A Celebration of Clara’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, Listowel, on Thursday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Steven Cox officiating.  Reception to follow.

Interment in Riverside United Cemetery, Colchester County, Nova Scotia.

Memorial donations to Trinity United Church, Listowel, or Riverside United Church, Bass River, would be appreciated.  On-line condolences at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca

PRIEST, Donald Stuart - 79, Economy, passed away quietly on Monday, February, 10, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, he was the son of the late Robert and Evelena (Newton) Priest. He is survived by daughters, Sheila (Jason) McCulloch, Ontario; Patricia (Donny) Reid, Tammy (Phil) Dean, Nova Scotia; sister, Donna Colburn, British Columbia; grandchildren, David, Anthony, Nayomie, Ryan, Corey, Kevin, Kyle, Christopher; six great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Vivian; brother in-law, Percy Bethune; mother’s life partner, James Welton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, February 14, 2020, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Spring interment in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PATTON, Prescott Sidney "Sonny" - 83, Central Onslow, passed away with his family and Goldie by his side, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Edison and Frances (Cameron) Patton. Sonny started his own successful business, Patton’s Plumbing and Heating in 1970. He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Goldie Killen as well as daughters, Susan (Irwin) Stewart, Valley; Kelly Rushton, Truro Heights; sons, Ricky Patton, Truro; Edison (Lisa) Patton, North River; grandchildren, Krystle, Scott, Janelle, Andrew, Leesa, Mitch, Jensen, Sidney, Camryn; great grandchildren, Ryker, Rory, Chloe; sister, Delma Morrisey, Truro. Sonny was predeceased by his wife, Eileen (Kane); daughter, Cathy Patton-Chisholm; son-in-law, Wade Rushton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Sonny’s was held on Monday, February 24, 2020. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COUPAR, Elizabeth (Bette), Halifax, formerly of Truro. In celebration of a life well-lived, the family of Bette Coupar announce her passing on Monday, February 24, 2020 in Northwood in Halifax. The daughter of the late Viola Hare, Bette was born in Halifax on December 17th and passed the age of 29 a few times! She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, John; her eldest daughter, Jeanne (Mike) Lipton, son-in-law, Andrew Forbes (Sandra); her sisters, Eva and Tracy and her brother, Bev. Bette is survived by her daughter, Sandra Forbes, Alberta; son, Jack (Brenda) Coupar, Dartmouth; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Bette lived most of her life in Bible Hill - she loved her community and everyone there. She began her working life at Stanfield’s then completed a secretarial program and was employed at DND Debert. Bette was very outgoing and loved to dance. She participated in the Tuxedo Dancers tap dancing group and performed at many of the exhibitions throughout Nova Scotia and PEI. She then met and married John Coupar upon his return from WWII and by his side, they built a very successful landscape and nursery business - Coupar’s Nursery Ltd. in Bible Hill, which lasted for 75 years. During that time, she also nursed at Weir’s Nursing Home, was a Real Estate agent and co-owned a dress shop. She also managed a number of apartment buildings that she owned for many years. A firm believer in continuing education, Bette attended Dalhousie University later in life, graduating at the age of 55 with a Bachelor of Science degree, of which she was very proud. Bette was an avid volunteer and was one of the founding members of St. George’s Anglican Church in Bible Hill where she was the treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, a ‘Rotarian Ann’ and a member of the Red Hatters Society. She will be greatly missed. A visitation was held March 1st beginning at 1p.m. until time of service at 2p.m., both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Dr. Peter Reid officiating. Spring burial will take place in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. The family would like to thank the fabulous staff at Northwood who were so good to her and provided her with great care. Donations may be made to the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary https://www.colchesterhospitalauxiliary.ca/ or Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, https://dmrf.ca/ways-to-give/. Online condolences www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ORGAN, Audrey Pearl "Dixie" – 94, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2020, at Debert Court, Debert. Born in Central Onslow, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mary Edith (MacGregor) Dickson. Pearl is survived by her grandchildren, Matthew Douglas Seaman, Red Deer, Alberta; Devon Kyla Skretting, Lethbridge, Alberta; seven great grandchildren; brother-in-law, John Rosevear, Knowlton, Quebec; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Rexford Kingsley "Rex" Organ; daughters, Carol Joyce Seaman, Diana Grace Organ; sister, Irene (Arthur) Pratt. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, March 10, 2020, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Spring interment in Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BENNETT, Margaret R. – Age 79, of New Salem passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Spicer’s Cove, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Gladys (Allen) Robinson. She is survived by a daughter, Theresa Bennett, Parrsboro; sons, Mike (Patricia), New Salem; Jimmy, Advocate Harbour; Timothy, Parrsboro; Nicky (Tammy), Parrsboro; a sister, Robina Crossman; grandchildren, Jesse, Robyn, Matthew, Katlynn, Alex, Kyle, Jacob, Trinity; a great-granddaughter, Aria Rose; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Delbert; sisters, Alice Maude; Laura Mae; brothers, George and Hartley. Funeral service March 12, 2020 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to the Chignecto Manor, Bayview Memorial Health Centre and the South Cumberland Community Care Centre for their love, care and support. Memorial donations may be made to any of these organizations in Margaret’s memory. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ELLIOTT, Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ – Age 85, of Middle Sackville passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Cobequid Community Health Centre, Lower Sackville. Born in Economy Point, she was a daughter of the late Penfield and Reta V. (Smith) Priest. Mom was a glass half-full person and strove to be positive in even the hardest of times. She was a powerful force for good - you never had cause to doubt her love for you. Her enjoyment of Bingo was legendary and she never passed up a chance to browse in a shoe store or go on a road trip. Those who loved her will always miss her but also be filled with gratitude for the loving, nurturing example she will always be. She is survived by a daughter, Donna, Halifax; a son, Scott, Middle Sackville; a granddaughter, Emma, Dartmouth; brother in law, Hedley Ripley, Clearwater, BC; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Lois Ripley; brother, Percy Priest; half-brother, Harvey McWhirter; niece, Teresa Reid; nephew, Donnie Priest. Funeral service was held March 16, 2020 in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 954 Old Sackville Road, Lower Sackville, Rev. Ruby Carter officiating. Interment will be held in the Economy Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, Dartmouth. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

McMASTER, Helen Lillian, Debert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Lillian (Murray) McMaster in Debert Court, formerly of Masstown, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. She was a daughter of the late Oran and Josephine (Loughead) Murray of Masstown and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the Masstown United Church and the Masstown UCW. She is survived by her son, Lester (Ruby), Debert; daughter, Wanda (Daniel) Wallace, Masstown; granddaughter, Twilla (Wade) Rutherford, Little Dyke; grandson, Mark (Kenisha) McMaster, Truro; great grandchildren, Emma, Hannah, Shemar, Zahara, Mauricia; several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by her husband of 75 years, Fred; brother, John; sisters, Laura, Marjorie, Mabel and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where a visitation was held March 11th from 1p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Interment at a later date in Masstown Cemetery. Donations may be made to Masstown United Church or the Alzheimer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WELLS, Maxine Elizabeth, age 87 – Truro, passed away suddenly of heart failure on March 9, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry, she was the elder daughter of incredibly caring parents, the late Clara (Milne) and Lester Bond. Educated in Truro, Maxine had a very strong work ethic. In 1958, Maxine met Bruce and encouraged him to enroll at Dal. In 1961, they were married. Upon his graduation the couple moved to southern Ontario, settling in Burlington. Maxine worked in Toronto as Assistant to the Corporate Secretary of Royal Insurance. This experience made her an attractive target for legal firms. When the couple moved to Ottawa in 1973, the job she had been waiting for came calling – corporate law clerk with a local law practice. Following those 28 years in Ontario they retired in Truro to assist in the care of Maxine’s mother. Maxine was a member of Rideau Park United Church, Ottawa and First United Church, Truro and for several years was a volunteer at Cedarstone Enhanced Care where she made many friends among the staff and residents. Besides Bruce, she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Heather and Peter Jollymore, Saint John and their sons, Craig (Andrea), David (Marie-Eve Breton), Bruce, (Elizabeth Guptill) and by several cousins across the province. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be no visitation by request. A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting ww.ColchesterCommunity.com

EAGLES, Frances E. – Age 91, of Lower Five Islands. It is with profound sadness but with much thankfulness and joy for a life well-lived and well-loved, that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Nana and Gran-Nana, Frances E. (MacBurnie) Eagles on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Lockhart) MacBurnie. Born in 1929 at Five Islands, it was here she spent her youth and met the love of her life, Harold Eagles and also where they built their life together after being married on September 22, 1946. Together they raised five children and were foster parents to many others for over 15 years. Frances was an avid volunteer in her community, she was a founding member of the Cobequid Outlook, treasurer of both the Cobequid Garden Club and the Lower Five Islands United Church for a number of years and was involved most recently with the Five Islands Seniors Club. As her health declined, she spent the last year living with Joyce and Veryle and her faithful pal, Scruffy. Frances will be sadly missed by her son, Terry (Pat Murray) Eagles; daughters, Elaine Davison, Joyce (Veryle Lewis) Eagles, Debbie (Gerry Leveque) Eagles, Patty (Donnie) Reid; grandchildren, Chris (Dawn) Davison, Terry (Kim) Davison, Tiffiany (Brian) Ward, Corey Reid, Kevin (Cait) Reid, Kyle Reid; great-grandchildren, Mia, Liam, Abigail, Lucas, Brennen, Ian and Little Mia; brothers, Glendon (Maxine) MacBurnie and Ronald (Beth) MacBurnie; sister, Leora Lewis. Besides her parents and her husband Harold, she was predeceased by her sister, Joyce Grue; a brother, Roland MacBurnie, and step-mother Hazel (Killen) MacBurnie. Our family would like to thank Dr. Karen Ewing for her compassionate care over the many years, the doctors and nurses of 3D at CEHHC, Sheryl Stevens and the many nurses and staff of the VON who supported us in Frances' care. Funeral service was held March 13, 2020 at the Peniel United Church in Five slands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Methodist Cemetery, Lower Five Islands. Memorial donations to Peniel United Church or to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Myers, Donna Lorraine – age 66, Masstown, passed away March 10, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by family. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Shirley (Hill) Dahr. Donna is survived by husband, Bud; daughter, Amanda Myers (Brent Wilson); granddaughter, Claire Wilson; brother, Donald "Junior" (Laurie); nephew, Donnie; niece, Rachel (Andrew); sister-in-law, Gail Hennigar; mother-in-law, Phyllis A. Shupe. Great Nephew, Tyler; Great Niece, Bryanna. Donna was a faithful employee of the Masstown Market working as a cook. Helping others was Donna’s focus in life. She enjoyed crafts, Christmas and spending time with her family and friends. She was the best cook – this was her gift. Her family held a memorial service on March 14th in Cobequid (Masstown) United Church, 10871 Hwy. 2, Masstown. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements for cremation 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

SUTTIS, Harland Douglas - Lower Economy. It is with a grateful heart for a life well lived that I announce the death of Harland Douglas Suttis, my husband, soulmate and best friend. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Trueman and Barbara (McLellan) Suttis. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Paulette (Polly); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Homer and Beverley Garrison; nieces, Heather Lunn and Correen Garrison. He was predeceased by a brother Trueman. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Economy Recreational Centre, Economy. Private interment will take place at a later date in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUTHERFORD, Eric "Gordon" age 82, Glenholme, passed away on March 10, 2020 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born on March 24, 1937 in East Mines, NS, the only son of the late Clarence Delano and Laura Christine (Simpson) Rutherford of Glenholme, NS. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Edith; sons, Wade (Twilla), Dana (Tara); beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Hannah, Grayce and Mason. Gordon worked at Nova Scotia Tractors and Equipment, (Caterpillar) Halifax for 22 years as a Field Serviceman then was self-employed as a heavy duty equipment technician for ten years. He truly loved his family and was proud of his much-loved grandchildren. Gordon was a member of the Cobequid United Church, Masstown and the Masonic Lodge – North Star Lodge #74, A.F. & A.M., Londonderry, N.S. Special thanks to VON and East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash for their excellent care. A special "thank you" to Gordon’s Personal Care Companions – Heather Wright, Mary MacLean-Bent, and Cheryl MacGregor. Family flowers only. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to East Cumberland Lodge Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 250, 262 Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0. Funeral service was held March 16th with a Masonic Service at 2 p.m. followed by a memorial service with Rev. Carolyn Wilson-Wynne officiating. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

COOK, Linda Rena Constance – age 89, Debert, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 in Gables Lodge, Amherst, NS. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late George and Elsie (Nicholson) Roddick. Lennie is survived by her sons, William (Wilma), Westbank, BC, Gordon (Gwen), Debert; daughters, Linda M. Cook, Debert, Irene (Donald) McKay, Debert; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sisters, Violet Turner, ON and Betty Roddick, Florida. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband and best friend, Alfred; grandson, Bobby McKay; sisters, Kathleen Lister, Jane Smith, Ellen MacDonald; brothers, Alexander Roddick and George W. Roddick. No service or visitation by request. Interment at later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SLACK, Rosalie Ida  – 80, Debert/North River, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in East Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Blanche (Baker) Slack. Rosalie is survived by her sisters, Kay (Ed) Franklin, Nancy (Lester) Hebb, Claudia (Bill) Smith, Barbara (Dale) Jollymore; many nieces and nephews. All are welcome to join us for the graveside interment service 1 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEAMONT, Gary William  67, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his wife and son at his side, on Thursday morning, March 12, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Charles and Margaret (Sterling) Leamont. Gary owned and operated Leamont’s Auto Body for many years. Gary is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Ettinger); son, Craig (Amanda) Leamont, Crowes Mills; grandchildren, Alexander, Brayden, Rhileigh, Peyton, Kinsley, Keaton; step-children, Kenda (Mike) Goulding, Bible Hill; Keith MacKenzie (Lorelei Burton), Brookside; four step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; brother, David (Sylvia) Leamont. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ellen Leamont. Honouring Gary’s wishes, there will not be a visitation or funeral service. Private interment will be held at 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

BABINEAU, Donna M. – Age 77, of Parrsboro. Following a life-long battle with heart disease, Donna passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on Monday, March 16, 2020 at her home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Lamb) Colpitts. Donna exhibited a passion to embrace life to her full ability. She worked many years with the Alberta Treasury Branch. Upon her retirement to Parrsboro, she turned to an entrepreneurial pursuit. She began what would become a successful jam and jelly business and was quickly recognized for spreading her sweetness both in her products and her caring personality. She was involved with the Parrsboro Radio Station, was a member of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church and member of the choir. Donna was a loving wife to Denis; mother to Heather and William; grandmother to Matthew. She was a sister to Louise Colpitts, Perry Colpitts (Theresa), Wendy Siddall (Keith). She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her dearly. In consideration for public safety and current health recommendations for social gatherings, a private graveside committal will take place in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, with a public funeral ‘celebration’ service to held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of both VON Cumberland and Palliative Care who provided care for Donna during her final weeks with us. Memorial donations may be made in Donna’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HARRIS, Ronald Woodman "Ron"   92, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Falmouth, he was a son of the late Joseph and Viola (Conrad) Harris. Ron started his career with Spencer Brothers and Turner from 1963-1973 and in 1974 he opened Harris Home Hardware Building Centre in Bible Hill where he remained actively involved until 2010. Ron is survived by his sons, Douglas (Karen) Harris, Valley; Allan (Lynn) Harris, Windsor; Blair Harris, North River; Paul Harris (Jan Crowell), Bible Hill; grandchildren, Lisa (Greg), Leslay (Bernie), Kirk (Victoria), Robin (Nick), Christine (Dylan), Bryanne (Shawn), Ashley (Riyaz), Jordan, Alexandra (Tanner); great grandchildren, Madison, Charlotte, Leah, Kennedy, Kaidyn, Wyatt, Oliver, Peyton; sisters, Josephine "Molly" Harris, Dartmouth; Bessie Harris, Dartmouth; niece, Ginny (Clayton) Siemens, Cheticamp; nephew, Joey Harris, Alberta; loving partner of 44 years, Bunnie Brown and her family, children, Eric (Gerri) Brown, Wentworth; Scott (Lisa) Brown, Alberta; Connie (Kencil) McKenzie, Wentworth; grandchildren, Cody, Colby, Colton, Crystal, Nathan. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Douglas (Claire) Harris. Celebration of Ron’s life will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Reception will follow in Memorial Hall. Private interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Ron’s memory to Diabetes Canada are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOYD, Esther D. (Morris) – Age 71, of Parrsboro passed away from Bulbar ALS on March 19, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. She was the tenth child born to the late Vaughn and Flora (Chandler) Morris of Diligent River. Esther is survived by her husband of 50 plus years, S. Jack Boyd; daughters, Jillian Webber (Brian) and Dr. Jacqueline Boyd (Dr. Paul Bajor); two adorable grandchildren, Liam Bajor and Julia Bajor; a sister, Barbara O’Laney; a brother, Boyd Morris (Jeannette). Besides her parents, Esther was predeceased by sisters, Maureen Power and Isabel Brown; brothers, St. Clair, Conrad, Michel, Morley and infant Vaughn. In 1969, Esther married Jack and they began their journey. She began her education in a one room school on Glasgow Mountain and completed her studies obtaining a Master’s Degree at the age of 41 at Dalhousie University. Volunteering was very important to Esther. She founded the Tiny Tumblers Gymnastic Club, chaired the Cumberland Housing Authority for 10 years, converting a hotel into a Cumberland seniors complex, brought town and county together to provide county seniors placement in a new complex in Parrsboro. Recently she served as chair of the Cobequid Housing Authority. Esther had a special appreciation for the kind and compassionate people who came into her life during her illness, Carla Siddall (Lean on Me Homecare), Carla Blakeney (Palliative Care Nurse), Dr. Patti Snair and Dr. Donald Rowe. In keeping with Esther’s wishes, cremation has taken place and her ashes returned to Diligent River. No visitation or funeral service has been requested. Memorial donations may be made to a choice of charity. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


March 2020

LANGILLE, Gerald MacAuley Vincent passed away peacefully January 18th, 2020 in Tatamagouche at the Willow Lodge. He was the son of G. Percy and Annie J. (MacAuley) Langille. He is survived by: his brother John V. Langille of Truro; his sister Irma Reeves of Wallace; daughter Marie-Susanne Langille and son in law David Vayo of Bloomington Illinois; son Jonathan P. and daughter in law Lisa (Jean), grandson Rémi and former wife Joyce, all of Halifax. Gerry was born in Wallace November 5th, 1933.  As a child he played pond hockey with a stick made by his father. Gerry was a keen student and had a lifelong passion for learning.  In spite of that, he cut short high school to pursue work with C.N. Rail.  He was trained as a Telegraph Operator and worked as a relief operator filling in for Station Agents at various places in Nova Scotia.  Later Gerry finished grade 12 by correspondence and enrolled at Mount Allison University.  He graduated around 1960 with a Bachelor of Education majoring in Economics and Psychology.  Gerry was an avid reader of many subjects. When failing eyesight prevented him from reading, he continued to learn about the world by listening to CBC Radio. In 1965 the family settled on a small farm at Wallace Bridge. Gerry taught high school in Pugwash. Subjects he taught included: English, Biology, Economics, and Drivers Education.  He was a dedicated teacher. Most students found his classes challenging and some still remember him as a favourite teacher.  He taught at P.D.H.S. until 1992.  By Gerry's request there will be no funeral service.  Memorial donations may be made to:  Wallace and District Volunteer Fire Department; the Wallace Cemetary; Willow Lodge or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSON, Robert Rae – 67, Bible Hill, passed away January 23, 2020, in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Truro, he was a son of Raymond Nelson and Grace Irene (Fleming) Johnson. Robert is survived by his sister, Dorothy Dauphinee (Wayne), New Maryland, NB; brother, Reg Johnson (Janet), St. Catharines, ON and their families. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PROCTOR, Carol L. - Age 69, of West Brook went into the arms of the angels to be with her family on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Doris (Pettigrew) Pettigrew. Carol is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Ernest; daughters, Trudy Anderson (David), Parrsboro; Dana Gould (Lloyd), Amherst; chosen daughter, Connie Rector (Doug), Halfway River; step-son, Ernest Proctor (Bonnie), Fredericton; a foster son, Jerry Manship (Sandra), London, Ont.; sisters, Melissa Davies (Mike); Madeline Pettigrew (Terry), Valerie Bates (Dave), all of London, Ont.; Kathy Rector (Charles), Amherst; Shelly Rogers (Jimmy), Southampton; a brother, Larry (Sylvia), Parrsboro; four grandsons who were the joys of her life, Colton (Katie), Declan, Daniel, Marty; four great-grandchildren, Elliott, Jacob, Bryce, Brinlee; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Diana, Peggy, Gloria; a brother, Bobby. Funeral service was held January 30, 2020, Rev. Clarence Clarke officiated. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MURRAY, Harold Douglas "Beach Ball" - 82, Debert, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Masstown, he was the son of the late John and Flora (Dykeman) Murray. He is survived by daughters, Heather O’Brien (Teddy), Debert; Holly Sullivan (Roy), Debert; sons, David (Flo), Canso; John (Amy), Debert; grandchildren, Andrew, Beth, Katie, Darcy, Samantha, Molly, Megan, Michaella, Ali, David, Madison, John-Ryley; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Theresa Kinnear (Patrick), Charlottetown. He was predeceased by grandchildren, Erin and Jessie; brother, Robert; sister, Marjorie; son-in-law, Dean. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLAIR, Robert Wayne "Bob"– 70, Folly Lake, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2020, at East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Margaret Isabel "Margie" Tower. Bob is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Brenda (Currie); children, Kathy Blair (Brad MacLennan), Folly Lake; Rob (Crystal) Blair, Great Village; grandchildren, Robert Blair, Aaron Crossman, Janine Blair, Brett Crossman, Claire Carroll, Paige Blair. Private family interment at a later date in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILE, Audrey Mae (Armsworthy) - May 8, 1934- February 1, 2020. It is with great sadness, we, the family of Audrey Mae (Armsworthy) Wile, announce her passing on February 1, 2020 following a brief and very courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully with family by her side. Born May 8, 1934, in Onslow Mountain, Audrey was the daughter of the late Herman and Ena (Crowe) Armsworthy. Audrey worked for a few years at Standfield’s Factory, Truro, but the majority of her career was spent helping Burt run the successful family business, Burton Wile Ltd, while raising their family. She was a member of the Trinity United Church formerly known as Onslow United Church and was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Along with her parents, Audrey was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Burton and her brother, Ivan Armsworthy. She is survived by son, Larry (Stellamarie), Truro; daughter, Carolyn (Jerry), Truro and daughter, Angela (Mike) Innisfil, ON; eight grandchildren, Jodi, Courtney, Candace, Damien, Naudia, Gabrielle, Mason and Drew; nine great grandchildren, Avah, Isabella, Austin, Dimock, Nellie, Myla, Oscar, Jett, and Hugo as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held February 7th, 2020 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Glenn MacLean officiated. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer society. Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WEBB, Hanson T. "Hansie"– 78, Economy. With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather that occurred on Sunday morning, February 2, 2020, at his home. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Stewart and Charlotte (Langille) Webb. Hansie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Matthews); son, Kevin (Angela), Monson, Massachusetts, USA; grandson, Robert (Alexis), Monson, Massachusetts, USA; great granddaughters, Abigail and Paisleigh; brother, Marvin Webb; sister, Shirley Tanner; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Helen, Minnie, Virginia, Eleanor; brothers, Owen, Wylie, Leo, Norman, Mert, Israel, Elonzo, Minus, James. Private interment will be held at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. If so desired, donations in Hansie’s memory to Lung Association of Nova Scotia are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PARKS, (Jenkins), Florence Carol Elizabeth, age 75, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, following a lengthy illness. Carol was born in Vernon, Prince Edward Island on April 12, 1944. She was a daughter of the late Stanton Jenkins and the late Evelyn Jenkins Pulsifer. She is survived by sons, Rodney Whidden and Troy Whidden; daughter, Susan Whidden Smith and grandchildren, Jennifer Whidden, Dennis Smith, Alexis Deuville and Corey Whidden. She is also survived by her brother, Wayne Jenkins (Donna), Folly Lake and sisters, Sharon Lynds, Saskatoon, and Paula Jenkins Matheson (Vernon), Upper Onslow as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gary Parks and her son, Steven Whidden. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held in the spring with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating in the Onslow Island Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Colchester SPCA or the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacDONALD, William "Bill" Arnold, age 77, Princeport, Colchester Co., passed away February 6, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bayview, Pictou Co., he was the son of the late Arnold Matheson MacDonald and Helen Wilson (Hartling). Bill was a truck driver for most of his life being employed with Eastern Transport for twenty years and finally retiring from Home Hardware after nineteen years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine (Wyllie); son, Craig (Donna), Princeport; daughter, Suzanne MacDonald, Kearney Lake; grandchildren, Amber MacDonald (James Tanner), Kendra MacDonald (Steven George), Julia MacDonald (Ryan Boutilier); step granddaughter, Victoria MacKenzie; great granddaughter, Charlotte; sister, Iris MacDonald, Truro; his adoptive family, Mike and Laura-Lee Bulmer and family. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Arlene (Stuart) Gamble. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of D3 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre and to friends, Danny MacDougall, Eric Simms and family, the Burris family and Ronnie Burns. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with burial in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. Donations in his memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RICHARDS, Pauline Mae, age 87, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Stewiacke, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Hazel (Ramsey) Stone. To Polly, family was all. She was a dedicated wife to Bert for 60 years, a devoted mother and grandmother, a mother-in-law extraordinaire, an amazing sister and sister-in-law and a faithful friend to all those she met throughout her lifetime. Left to celebrate her life are her daughters, Wendy (Allan) Isenor, Pugwash, Debbie Leslie, Valley, Joanne (Doug) Boyd, Halifax, Janice Richards, Dartmouth; sons, Dale (Jane), Bible Hill, Paul (Paula), Valley, Tony (Michelle), Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Tyrone (Kelli) Richards, Matthew (Lyndsay) Leslie, Amanda Leslie (Lee), Colin (Kelsie) Boyd, Connor (Melissa) Boyd, Julie Richards (Devon), Dane Richards, Rayleigh Richards; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Bill, Lloyd (Georgina); sisters-in-law, Ann Mowatt, June MacDonald; brother-in-law, Floyd (Olga) Richards; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Burton; grandson, Tyler Richards; brothers, Murray and Gordon; sisters, Margaret Osborne, Ruby Whitney and Judy Goodwin. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service was held February 16 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. David Hart officiating. Interment at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Stewiacke East. Family flowers only. Donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Pine Grove Cemetery or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MATHESON, Geneva L. – Age 92, of Amherst passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in River Hebert, she as a daughter of the late Roland and Margaret (McIsaac) Symes. Geneva loved her time in Advocate with her partner, Carl Berry spending many hours going for drives and seeking treasures at yard sales. She is survived by her son, Steve Brown (Martha), Bass River; grandchildren, Becky (Mike), Taylor, Samantha (Kyle); great grandchildren, Ava, Connor, Fulton, Mathew and Brooke; sisters, Evelyn Ripley and Ruby Rorabeck; a niece, Nancy; a nephew, Peter. Cremation has taken place. A private family burial will take place at a later date. The family would like to thank the South Cumberland Community Care Centre for the exceptional care she received during her final time with us. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PRIEST, Donald Stuart, 79, Economy, passed away quietly on Monday, February, 10, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, he was the son of the late Robert and Evelena (Newton) Priest. Donald "Dad", "Grampy", will forever be in our hearts and will be missed deeply. Donald was a 30 year veteran Volunteer of the Economy Fire Brigade. He most enjoyed time with his beloved horses owned by dear friends, Lionel and Gordon Lewis. He also loved his yearly horse-drawn wagon train ride to the camp in the fall, and enjoying the food as well. One of Donald’s favorite pastimes was to split and cut wood with good friends Andrew and Leonard McBurnie. He is survived by daughters, Sheila (Jason) McCulloch of Ontario, Patricia (Donny) Reid, Nova Scotia, Tammy (Phil) Dean, Nova Scotia; sister, Donna Colburn of BC; grandchildren, David, Anthony, Nayomie, Ryan, Corey, Kevin, Kyle and Christopher; six great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Vivian; brother in-law, Percy Bethune; mothers life partner, James Welton. Funeral service was held February 14, 2020 in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial to take place at a later date in the Economy Cemetery, Economy. Donations in memory may be made to the Economy Fire Brigade or to the Economy Cemetery. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Donald’s obituary online and selecting "Send a Condolence" at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PHILLIPS, Carolyn "Hubba" Ann, age 73, Bible Hill, passed away following a long battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on February 12, 2020 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her family. Born in Springhill, she was the daughter of the late Verla and William Dobson. Hubba was a wonderful, loving, caring wife, mother and "Nannie". She worked as an insurance broker for more than forty years. Her life was her husband, her three daughters and her grandchildren. This is a tremendous loss and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert; daughters, Ann (Mike) Frizell, Krista (Shannon) McInnis and Cindy (Neil) Hodgkinson, all of Bible Hill; brother, Doug (Eleanor) Dobson, Springhill; grandchildren, Justin (Raine Ripley) Frizell, Easton McInnis, Portia, Kingston and Lennox Hodgkinson as well as several nieces and nephews. Amemorial service was held February 18th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. David Hart officiating. A special "thank you" to sister-in-law, Linda Carter. Donations may be made to CEHHC – We Care About Cancer (contact Darlene Holmes at 902-893-5554, extension 42549) or Cystic Fibrosis Canada https://give.cysticfibrosis.ca   Condolences by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Drummond, David Carl, age 79, Shortt’s Lake. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of a great man due to complications of pulmonary fibrosis. David Drummond was born on September 2, 1940 in Halifax, NS to Linda (Clory) and Alexander Drummond. After graduating from the Halifax Dockyard as a Machinist, he went on to work for Rothesay Paper in New Brunswick and Scott Paper in New Glasgow as a Millwright before moving to PEI to teach Mechanical Drafting at Holland College – a time that he remembered fondly throughout his years. After a short stint as a draftsman at the Oxford Foundry, he finally settled in Truro, NS and, with business partner, Jim Croft, established Fundy Grinding Ltd which became a mainstay of the business community in town for 35 years. All of Dave’s accomplishments would not have been possible without the love and support of his wife, Andrea (Leblanc). Together they raised two children, Jim and Sandra, of whom he was immensely proud. Dave also loved his motorcycle trips with Andrea, family camping, fishing and snowmobile trips on Mt. Thom with the Crofts. Throughout his life Dave had a natural, mechanical aptitude with multiple patented inventions. He and his son, Jim loved making many pilgrimages to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the annual car shows where there would be vintage cars as far as the eye could see. Later in life, his greatest joy came from spending family time with his four grandchildren; Cooper, Hailey, Grace and Gavin. A very special thank you to Glen Thompson for always stopping over to visit, chatting about current events and reminiscing about the past. Andrea would also like to thank Cheryl King for her support and help with care in the last few years. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Linda (Clory) Drummond; brothers, Irvin and Dennis Drummond and nephew, Dennis Drummond. Dave is survived by his wife of 55 years, Andrea (Leblanc) Drummond; brother, Gordon Drummond; son, James Drummond (Joanne), Shortt’s Lake; daughter, Sandra (Pat) Flemming, Halifax; grandchildren, Cooper, Hailey, Grace, and Gavin; sister-in-law, Anita (Irvin) Drummond and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was held February 24th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Burial at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com


February 2020

CORBETT, Stanley Harold - 66, Bass River, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Born in Truro, he was the son of Jean (Knight) Corbett, Bass River and the late Harold Corbett. Along with his mother, Stan is survived by his loving wife, Juanita; daughters, Jessica (Adam), Greenwood; Danielle (Jeremy), East Chezzetcook; granddaughter, Madi. Stan’s ashes were scattered under his beloved chestnut tree in Pleasant Hills on Saturday, December 21, 2019, followed by a reception at Bass River Fire Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SUTTON, Velma May, 83, Truro, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at home with her family by her side. Born in Maitland, NS, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ella (Burns) Hatfield. In her younger years, Velma graduated from the Great Village School and moved to Long Island, NY, where she met her husband James and remained in the United States until 1974 when they immigrated to Canada. She attended St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro and was also a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maitland. Mom always thought about everyone as equal and never said an unkind word about anyone. She is survived by a son, James of South Maitland; daughters, Hope Workman (Terry) of South Maitland, Christine Sutton (Dan) of Barrie On, Jill Sutton of Maitland; grandchildren, Jennifer, John, Jocelyn, Fausta, DJ, Ella, Alex, Dimick; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Blay, Liam, William, Gavin, Xander; brothers, Edward Hatfield (Sandy) of Truro, Arnold Hatfield of Truro, Kenny Hatfield (Odessa) of Yarmouth, Ian Hatfield of Onslow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband James Sutton; brothers, Frederick and Earle. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by request. Funeral service was held Dec. 20th in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Maitland with Reverend Lori Ramsey officiating. Burial in the Holy Anglican Cemetery, Maitland. Donations in memory may be made to the Holy Trinity Building Fund, Maitland. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Velma’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LOCKHART, Phyllis Sherri Lorraine – 72, Truro. The passing of Phyllis "Sherri" Lorraine Lockhart occurred on December 17, 2019. Born in Pictou County, NS. She was the youngest daughter of Angus and Florence (Currie) Pettipas. She is survived by husband, James (Jim) Lockhart of Belmont; children, Billy (Shelley) O'Brien, Gretta (Mike) Watson and Linda Weatherbee; stepchildren, Darla (Mike) Badell and Jimmy (Cindy) Lockhart; daughter-in-law, Vicki Jackson; grandchildren, Myles, Mason, Molly, Justin, Billie, Vincent, Shelby, Emma, Andrea, Daniel, Brayden, Nicholas and Johnathan; great grandchildren, Van and Brayden; siblings, Bill Pettipas (Chris), Wilfred Pettipas, Gretta Fraser (Bernie), Kathleen Coleman (John) Predeceased by son, Timothy O'Brien and granddaughter, Morgan O'Brien; siblings, Angelita Kellock (Ross), Mary Kellock (Herdie), Doris Johnstone (Sonny) and Raymond Pettipas (Carol). Cremation has taken place. Interment at a later date. A special thanks to the wonderful staff of Wynn Park Villa for the compassion and respect shown to our family - no words can express our appreciation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, Diane R. – Age 69, of Halfway River passed away peacefully on December 23, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro in 1950, she was the chosen daughter of the late Max and Irene (Fulton) Willigar. She was a devoted wife to her husband Raymond for 48 years, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Diane loved to dance and danced for many years with the Sunshine Cloggers and the Glooscap Cloggers. She was a member of the St. George’s Anglican Church and A.C.W. She was a member of the Parkinson Society (Cumberland Chapter) Support Group. She loved the elderly and was a faithful volunteer for more than 25 years at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. In 2003, she was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by the Municipality of Cumberland (District 8) for her dedication to the care centre. She and her husband, Raymond raised alpacas for a while as a hobby. Earlier in her life, she worked with Maritime Tel & Tel as an operator for several years. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; daughter Annette Smith (Brian Johnston), Springhill; a son, Jason (Delphine Heuzé), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Nevès, Trey, Léo, Lola; sister-in-law, Jessie Willigar, Parrsboro; several nieces, nephews, cousins. She was predeceased by grandson, Cameron; brothers, Bertram and Royden Willigar; Jack Murphy. Funeral service was held December 28, 2019 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Church, The Parkinson Society (Cumberland Chapter) or to South Cumberland Community Care Centre (Adult Day Care Program). Online condolences a www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WADDEN, Pamela Jane - 56, Bible Hill, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at home with her family by her side. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Esther (MacLeod) Wadden. Pam worked in the trucking industry for 30 plus years, most recently working at North East Truck and Trailer, Onslow, as Service Advisor. She is survived by her loving partner, Peggy Connors; daughter, Katrina Lynch (James); son, Nicholas Walsh; grandson, Maddox; sisters, Jean Wadden, Sandra Wadden and her twin sister, Paula Wadden (Glenn Willis); niece, Daphni; nephew, George; great-niece, Kasandra Sky; lifelong friend, Earl Walsh and daughter Carla Walsh. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by a niece, Sonja. Celebration of Pamela’s life was held Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Royal Canadian legion, Branch 26, 42 Brunswick Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TERFRY, Madeline G. – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Yorke) Yorke. She is survived by a daughter, Martha Terfry (John Fulton), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Allyson Bowden-Welsh (Kris), Diligent River; Lesley Whitford (Jeremy Fulton), Parrsboro; great-granddaughters, Kennedy, Kaleigh, Abigail; step-great-grandson, Avery Fulton; sisters-in-law, Mary, Advocate Harbour; Carolea, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert; sisters, Doris, Marion and Helen; brothers, Basil, Hilton, Lorway and Clayton. A celebration of Madeline’s life service will held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Bayview Memorial Heath Centre (Recreation Program). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KENNEY, E. Bernice - 86, Truro, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019, at her home at Shannex’s Fergus Hall, Parkland. Born in Halifax,  she was predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. Gordon S. Kenney (March 1, 2017). In 1974, the family moved to Canada where Bernice and Gordon bought a hobby farm, built their dream home and raised six children in the countryside in Lower Debert. She is survived by her children: Robert (Hantsport, NS), Nancy (Truro, NS), Alan, (Los Angeles, CA), Ann (Fredericton, NB), Amy (Veazie, ME), Thomas (Los Angeles CA); grandchildren, Michael, Robin, Lenore, Laura, Alex and Zack; five great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held in May 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvanerfh.com

BARNHILL, Stanley Allison – 81, Belmont. With appreciation for a life well-lived, the family of Stanley Allison Barnhill announces his passing at home at the age of 81years on January 1, 2020 family home in Belmont. He was educated at the Provincial Normal College, Mount Allison University and Saint Mary’s University and taught for 27 years in local schools. He chose to volunteer in his home community as Treasurer of Wesley United Church and Secretary-Treasurer of Belmont Cemetery Corp., both for many years. His life revolved around the love of his wife, children and grandchildren and he was never shy in expressing his gratitude to them. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Mary (MacLeod); daughter, Sarah (Martin Whynacht); sons, Todd (Deb) and Jason (Amanda LeBlanc); grandchildren, Mary-Emma, Amy, Cameron, Laurel, Thomas and Rachel; sisters-in-law, Iris Barnhill and Sylvia Barnhill and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Logan, Karl, Thomas and Ritchie and sisters, Marie (Stevens), Reta (Ferguson), Joyce (Zotz) and Bertha (MacBurnie). Special thank you to Dr. Trevor Locke, Dr. Rod McKenney, Dr. Christine Herman, Dr. David Henderson and Angela McDonnell for their compassionate care. Funeral service was held January 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Private interment will be held in Belmont Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Victorian Order of Nurses, 14 Court St. Suite 100, Truro, N.S. B2N 3H7.

McISAAC, Hugh W. ‘Duck’ – Age 90, of Parrsboro passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at home. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late William and Flora (Nicholson) McIsaac. He was employed with CN Rail for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his special friend, Lillian "Buddy" Porter; sisters, Margaret Symes and Effie Sim; brothers, Daniel, James "Nick", John, Ron, Art. He is survived by his extended family, Kenneth Porter, Parrsboro; Bill Porter (Helene), Moncton; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In keeping with Hugh’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SIDDALL, Marilyn R. – Age 78, of Amherst and formerly of Southampton passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her family. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Isla (Dobson) Gould. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Wood (Roy), Parrsboro; a son, Brian (Marlene), Amherst; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. As well, she will be missed by life-long friends, Joyce Collins, Gloria Beal ‘Ginky’ and Patsy Kay. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray in 2016; a daughter, Pamela (Rushton) in 2014; a son, Allison in infancy. A gathering of family and friends was held January 11, 2020 at the Southampton 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

GARNHUM, Brenton Gene - 79, Glenholme, passed away peacefully at home, with his wife Susan by his side, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Born in Amherst he was the son of the late Brenton James and Jean (Hutchinson) Garnhum. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan (Seaman) Garnhum; sons, Dan (Tammy), Bible Hill; Ron, Belmont; Bob (Nikki), Fall River; daughters, Sandra Adams, Truro; Lynda Leffler (Chuck), Ontario; Joanne Barton (Corey), Sussex, NB; grandchildren, Rachel, Tim, Josh, Brent, Ashley, Jeff, Matt, Joey, Caitlynn, Alec, Brooke, Codie, Jevan, Kenleigh, Haley, Brandon; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; long-time friend, John. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Bill, Dr. Dan, Richard; sister, Anne. Brenton’s family welcomed family and friends at Faith Baptist Church Hall, 38 Station Road, Great Village, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HIGGINS, Gary Edward – 72, Truro. It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Higgins on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Gary was born on June 4, 1947 in Springhill, N.S. to the late Albert and Grace (Adams) Higgins. He was brought up in Londonderry Station where he lived until he married. Gary joined the Canadian Army, served with the Queen’s Own Rifles and was a Canadian Peacekeeper in Cyprus. After leaving the military, he worked at Goodspeeds in Truro until he moved away in 1969. Upon returning to Nova Scotia in 1974, he entered the Commercial Safety College in Masstown for Tractor Trailer Training and pursued a career as a driver, traveling throughout Canada and the United States. Gary was a member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, Truro and was also Past Chairperson of Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command Provincial. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant son, John Albert Higgins and infant daughter, Deidre Reid Higgins; sisters, Lee Wood, Lil Mitchell; second wife, Maria (Lamont) Higgins as well as brothers-in-law, Stan, Prescott, Llewellyn, Charlie, Dennis and John. Gary is survived by sons, Scott (Tara), Sean (Trudy) and Devin; daughter, Tracie Weatherbee (Paul); step children, Randy, Richard and Tara Smith; grandchildren, Liam Higgins, Cortney Morris (Kyle), Thaine Hazel and Morgan Hazel; great granddaughter, Paisley Morris; step grandchildren, Kameron, Georgia, Richard, Reid, Kobie and Rianna; sisters, Marge Rushton, Winnie Spencer, Mary George, Jewell Beasley(Fred) and Priscilla Murphy; brother, Tommy Higgins; first wife, Sharon (Norton) Higgins as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Legion Tribute Service was conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26 on January 25th followed by special Words of Remembrance both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke or Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

POWER, Stella M. – Age 89, of Great Village and formerly of Five Islands and Economy passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Nellie (Eagles) Power. Throughout her life, Stella enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, bingo, crib and volunteering. Above all, she loved spending time with her brothers and sisters (she was the oldest), her children, her grandchildren, and her cats. She is survived by daughters, Cathy Rephin (Jim), Cranbrook, B.C.; Nelda Chisholm, Economy; sons, Leslie Demings, Pugwash; Stephen MacLean (Sherry), Moncton; sisters, 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 "Bobby", Parrsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mildred and Marie; brothers, Burton and William "Billy". A 'Celebration of Life' service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Colchester Branch of the SPCA of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GIBBS, Frank "Bert" Bertram – 92, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2020. Dad will be sadly missed by his five children; Lloyd (Anna), Robert (Sheila), Francis (Maureen), Shauna and Jane (Eric); grandchildren, Andrea, Scott, Heidi, Curtis, Becky, David, Ben, Nicholas, Diana and several great grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly and shared lots of laughter with over many years. Dad was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Ina (nee Bates), the love of his life, also his five sisters and three brothers and a grandson, Jamie Gibbs. Born in 1927, Dad moved from P.E.I. to Truro in 1943 where he worked and raised his family for the remainder of his life. He was a natural at carpentry and had his own construction company for many years before becoming a superintendent for the N.S. Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1992. Dad was a faithful member of St. James Presbyterian Church in Truro. With Mom’s help, he found the Lord and took great comfort in prayer each and every day. Our family wishes to thank all of the care workers, the V.O.N. and palliative care workers who tended to his personal and medical needs for the past number of years. A special thank you to Dr. Phillips and Heather, Dr. Henderson and Lisa Weatherbee for the special attention he received at home and to MacQuarries Pharmacy staff of Bible Hill. A merorial service was held on January 20th with Rev. Andrew Campbell and Rev. Kirk MacLeod officiating, in St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince St., Truro. Donations in Bert’s memory may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church, the VON or a charity of 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

FIDDES, William "Bruce" - 68, Lower Onslow. Surrounded by his loving family, Bruce passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on January 15, 2020 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Lower Onslow on February 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Charles and Grace (Peters) Fiddes. Bruce will be forever missed by the love of his life, his wife of 39 years, Ann, his cherished children; Marcus (Andrea), Andrew (Luke), Joanna and Alan (Kaylee) and his four grandchildren, Alden, Ruby, Ira and Lachlan whom he treasured. Bruce is also survived by his brother, Lin (Bev) and sisters, Ann, Bonnie (Bill) and Valerie and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bruce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to everyone. He graduated from Central Colchester High School in 1969. Bruce worked for Farmer’s Dairy and later operated his own farm supply business, "Fiddes Farm Supplies". Bruce played for Nova Scotia’s provincial hockey team at the 1971 Canada Games in Saskatoon and also played for the Truro Junior Bearcats. Bruce spent his free time watching sports on TV and coached hockey and baseball for many years. Nothing made Bruce happier than to see and help "the kids" skating and playing hockey on his rink. Bruce hosted his own "Hockey Day in Lower Onslow" event to celebrate his passion for hockey. His family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses at the QEII, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, VON and Palliative Care. Bruce was very appreciative of all the visits, calls and love he received from family and friends during his illness. A Celebration of Life was held January 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. No visitation by request. Memorial donations may be made to Kids Sport-Colchester East Hants, VON-Truro or charity of choice. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McLellan, Inez Joyce – 93, Truro, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2020 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro and has gone home to be with the Lord. Born in Debert in 1926, Inez was a daughter of the late Wellington (D.W.) and Lavenia (Hoegg) Rector. Predeceased by her husband, John (2005); daughter, Nicola Dawn (1963); daughter-in-law, Joyce McLellan (2015); brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Hilda, Harland and Laura, Arden and Gerald; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Jim, Floris and Dell and extended families. Also predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marshall and Charlotte McLellan, Cyril and Eileen McLellan and extended families. Survived by son, Paul (Fran), Truro Heights; daughter, Coni (Don Murray), North River; grandchildren, Richard, Jason (Donna), Jennifer (Adam), Stacy, Lindsay, CJ and seven great grandchildren. Funeral service was held January 24th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Connie Stewart officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

January 2020

VAUGHAN, Gavin P. – Age 66, of Parrsboro and formerly of Montreal. Gavin passed away unexpectedly on November 20, 2019 at home after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Gavin was an innovative and effective leader with over 30 years in the aerospace and financial services sector, inclusive of The Boeing Company, Bombardier Capital and CIBC. He was born October 3, 1953 in Halifax to parents Ralph Thomas Vaughan and Elinore (Gavin) Vaughan. He attended McGill University where he graduated with a BA in Economics and Political Science (1974-1978). He also attended the Conway School of Business Management where he graduated in Contractual Negotiation Techniques. He leaves behind his son, Matthew Vaughan; siblings, Scott Vaughan, Patrick Vaughan and Martha Winnogram; nieces and nephews, Eva, Alexandra, Patrick, Richard, Ryan, Andrew and Nicholas; numerous cousins including Catherine (Cate) Savage and Kathie Kirkpatrick and many longtime friends. Gavin had a "gruff" character but a heart of gold. His passing took place in his Parrsboro home, the home he truly adored. Funeral service was held November 29, 2019 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Deacon Howie Goldstein 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

HILCHEY, Geraldine Elizabeth "Gerry" - 93, of Truro, passed away on November 21, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Canning, Kings County, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Gerald Chisholm McElhiney, MC and Josephine Elizabeth (Harris) McElhiney. She was predeceased by her parents; an infant brother, Robert; her husband, John; son, Robert and stepfather, Sheldon Eaton. Gerry grew up in Truro and attended Mount Allison University. For many years she served as Colchester County Deputy Registrar of Deeds. Gerry was active as a volunteer throughout her life, most recently as a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. Her last four years were happily spent in Parkland Estates in Truro. The family is grateful to everyone at Parkland, as well as the staff at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, who cared for her over the past three months. Gerry is survived by her brother, John McElhiney, Truro; son, David (Carol) Hilchey, East Chester; grandchildren, Andrew (Lori) and Stephen of Halifax; great- grandchildren, Gavin and Colin of Halifax; stepsister, Cheryl (Rev. Ted) MacDonnell, Midhurst, ON, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held November 28th in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Private family interment. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to the Colchester Hospital Auxiliary or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SCOTT, Margaret Freda  90, North River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mabel (Hanson) Rushton. Margaret is survived by her children, Paul (Suzie) Scott, Lake Echo; Krista (Glen) Henderson, North River; grandchildren, Walter Curren, Truro; Stephanie Curren, Truro; Aidan Henderson, North River; Emma Henderson, North River; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Catherine, Truro; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Ray Scott; daughter, Susan Scott; sisters, Jean (Art), Olive, Erma; brothers, Aubrey (Evelyn), Harold (Margaret). Private 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

PRATT, G. Arthur – 94, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Friday morning, November 22, 2019, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Clarence and Bessie (Downing) Pratt. Arthur is survived by his daughters, Joan (Al) Roland, Truro; Mary Pratt (Judi Milne), Conquerall Bank; sons, Robert (Judy) Pratt, Truro Heights; Brian Pratt, Hart Lake; Michael Pratt (Joyce), Central Onslow; Randy Pratt (Pauline Currie), Harmony; sisters-in-law, Audrey Organ, Debert; Louise Pratt, and her two sons, David and Chris, Kamloops, British Columbia; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Irene Edith (Dickson); brothers, Gary (Diane) Pratt, Arnie Pratt; brother-in-law, Rex Organ; niece, Carol Organ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation was held Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Private interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLOIS, Wayne Stephen– 80, Central Onslow. It is with heavy hearts that we announce Wayne’s passing on Friday afternoon, November 22, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with his family by his side. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Douglas and Inez (Carter) Blois. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol (Hoyt); daughter, Donna (Scott) MacNeill, Aylesford; sons, Rod (Rhonda), Thane (Theresa) Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, Carly Blois, Jenna Blois, Onslow Mountain; Nathan Blois, Five Islands; Jared Blois, Onslow Mountain; Merissa MacNeill, Calgary; sisters, Joan (Logan) Fulton, Truro; Avis (Ernie) Chapman, Ontario; brother, Keith (Martha) Blois, Salmon River; sister-in-law, Betty Blois, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Logan, Graham, Gerald, Brian. Funeral service was held Friday, November 29, 2019, at Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MURPHY, Adrian (Eddy) Augustine, SR.- 96, Debert, NS. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, husband,  grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather on Nov 25th, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. Born in Lord's Cove, Newfoundland on August 28th, 1923.  He was the son of the late Peter & Suzanne (Benteau) Murphy. He is survived by Tina (Jack) Kaulback, Suzanne (Donnie) Adshade, Adrian (Lynn) Murphy, David Murphy, Tommy (Ester) Murphy, Cathy (Peter) Wenham, Bernadine (Lorne) Clark, Eugene (Kathy) Murphy, Michelle (David) Adams, step brother Tommy (Hilga) Nordkap, his companion Catherine Joudrie, many Nieces & Nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Bernadine Mary (Phillip) Murphy, St John Newfoundland, Daughter, Elizabeth Cooke, son, Daniel, Brothers John, Michael, Placid, Eugene, and Sister Paulette. Eddy's love of life itself was what kept him going from teaching his many talents from cars, fishing, hunting, his music ability to teach himself to play just about everything. Dad loved to dance no matter what music was playing, his feet would slide across the floor. He ruled the floor at the dance night up to just about 6 months ago. Royal Canadian Legion Tribute and Celebration of Life was held at Debert Legion Branch 106 on December 7th, 2019. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date

CAMPBELL-GREGSON, Barbara Madeline "Molly"– 93, Truro. Daughter of the late Harold McGeehan and Nina (McGeehan) Weatherbee, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. After a short stint in the army, Molly worked at Woolworth’s and Murphy’s Restaurant in Truro. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26. Molly is survived by her children, Kenn Campbell (Irma), Anne Spencer (Dave), Gayle Currie and Peter Campbell (Donna); eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and her half-brother, Malcolm Weatherbee (Lucy). She was predeceased by stepfather, Ernest Weatherbee; brothers, Alan and William McGeehan; half-brother, Ernie Weatherbee; son-in-law, Mike Currie; and husbands, John Norman Campbell and Fred Gregson. At her request, there will be no visitation or service. Private family interment in Robie St. Cemetery, Truro. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOULTON, Susan E. ‘Sue’ – Age 65, of Halifax and Diligent River passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Christena (Manuge) Yorke. She is survived by her husband, Leslie ‘Les’; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held November 29, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. David Forbes officiated. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife or the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Donna Darlene - 60, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna Darlene Brown, 60 of Truro on Saturday, November 30, 2019. She leaves behind her mother, Jean (Gunn), Truro; sister, Patsy (Marvin), Lower Debert; brother, Clyde (Suzanne), East River-St. Mary’s; several nieces and nephews; her special cats, Buddy, Chloe and Tiger. She was predeceased by her father, Donald. A special thank you to friends Belinda, Ann and Lisa for their care and kindness. Interment will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association. 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

MacCALLUM, Audrey Isabel "Faye" - 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019, in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Londonderry Station, she was a daughter of the late Daniel Steele and Pearl Irene (Johnson) Giddens. Faye was the last surviving member of her large Giddens family. She is survived by her sons, Mike (Barb); Darrell (Meg); grandchildren, Katie; Michelle; Emily (Tyler); Cara; Neil; great-grandchildren, Chardonnay; Christian; sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her adoring husband, Archie; beloved son, Glenn; and siblings. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where visitation was held Saturday, December 7, 2019. Private family interment was held in West Branch Cemetery, North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WASHINGTON, Penny C. – Age 59, of Fox River passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Madeline (Allen) Lake, Fox River and the late Harold Lake. She is survived by her husband, Troy; her daughter, Shayne Lake, Amherst; a sister, Evelyn Pye (Cecil); brothers, Harold, Jamie and David; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Harold; sisters, Yvonne "Bonnie" and Elizabeth in infancy. In keeping with Penny’s wishes, 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

LAKE, A. Thomas  – Age 56, of Amherst passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at home. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Helena (Cormier) Lake, Parrsboro and the late Anthony E. ‘Tony’ Lake. Besides his mother, he is survived by his companion, Susan Proctor, Amherst; a sister, Laura Jury (Doug), Moncton; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 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         

Dykens, Karen Angelena, 66 of Belmont passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was the daughter of the late George and Mildred (Eagles) Dykens. She loved hunting, fishing, camping and in her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her friends, scrapbooking and quilting. Karen also treasured her volunteer work at the Colchester Food Bank. Karen is survived by her daughter Wanda (Robert) Forrest, Halifax; step-daughters Joanne (Marshall) Weir, Belmont; Patty Weir, Glenholme; step-son Percy (Marilyn) Murray, London, ON; brothers Gerry (Linda) Dykens, Debert; Owen Dykens, Debert; sister Fern (Doug) Lattie, Truro; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Karen was predeceased by her husband Floyd Roode; step-son F. Greggory Roode; sisters Marlene and Ellen; brother James and sister-in-law Audrey Dykens. A very special thank you to all the nurses and doctors in the ER, ICU, 3 East Wing and Palliative Care for the wonderful care you all gave while looking after Karen. There will be no visitation or formal funeral service by request. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring in the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert for family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Colchester Food Bank or charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).

HANKEY, Bertha Elizabeth– 81, Truro, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Beaver Bank, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Frances (Grove) Shunamon. Bertha is survived by her children, Douglas "Doug" (Trina) Hankey, Bass River; Darryn Hankey, Elmsdale; Karen, Lower Sackville; Janet, Ottawa; Debbie, Wentworth; Lisa, Belmont; grandchildren, Austin (Maddy), Shantel (Matt), Amanda and many other grandchildren and great grandchildren; special niece, Rhonda (Glen) Pike, Beaver Bank and many other nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Arthur Hankey, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Hankey; siblings, Johnny, Clyde, Clarence, Allie, Edith, Violet. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 13611 Highway 6, Wallace, The Reverend John Morrell officiated. Interment was held in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMITH, Barry Lee – 65, Dartmouth, formally of Londonderry, passed away December 5, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry, he was the son of the late Cecil and Bertha (O’Toole) Smith. Barry is survived by his sister, Susan G. Lloy, Dartmouth; brother, Arnold Smith, Sutherlands Lake; step daughter, Cindy White, Sutherlands Lake; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Henry W. Smith. Cremation has taken place with no visitation by request. A Memorial Service was held December 14 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Reception will follow. Interment at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KOHLER, Peter, P. Eng. 77, Valley. It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of Peter Kohler at his home in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday, December 2, 2019. Peter was born in Talheim, Germany to the late Martin and Anneliese (Bossert) Kohler. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Paul Kohler; sister-in-law, Edith Kohler; brother-in-law, Helmut Ehrenreich. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Perry Kohler and Michael Kohler (Jamesie Coolican) and their mother, Joan Kohler; granddaughters, Annaliesa and Campbell Kohler; partner, Stella Yorke and her children and grandchildren. He will also be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his sister, Irmgard Ehrenreich; sister-in-law, Maria Kohler; special lifelong friend, Adolf Bauer, Talheim, Germany and many relatives and friends throughout Canada, Germany and the United States. Funeral service was held Sunday, December 15, 2019, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

MacKENZIE, Duncan R. – Age 87, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Kempt Head, Boularderie Island, he was a son of the late John W. and Lena J. (MacDonald) MacKenzie. Duncan was employed for over 35 years with the Federal Government (Dept of Transportation) as a Marine Engineer aboard ice breakers, Labrador and John A. MacDonald, Atlantic Pilotage Authority and the Canadian Coast Guard. Duncan is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Henwood; a sister Jessie MacNeil, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Loretta Taylor, Parrsboro; Stella Hughes (Mike), Halifax; brothers-in-law, George Harrison, North Sydney; William ‘Bill’ Henwood, Gordon Henwood (Joanne), West Bay; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn MacDonald, Katherine MacLeod, Doris Harrison; sisters-in-law, Kathleen ‘Kay’ Willigar; Cassie and Muriel in infancy; brothers-in-law, John MacNeil, Alan MacLeod, Archie MacDonald, Bennie Willigar, Ralph Taylor; nephews, Gordon MacDonald, Glen Harrison; a great niece, Ashley Campbell. Funeral service was held December 10, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. A later visitation and funeral service will be held in St. James Presbyterian Church, Big Bras D’Or at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Church Cemetery Fund. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Stiles, Joan Evelyn, 74, Debert, passed away suddenly, Sunday, December 8, 2019 in Truro. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Kinney) Ross. Joan was a Medical Lab Technologist having worked at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Yarmouth and later having worked at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Bible Hill. She enjoyed the company of family and friends and also having a good meal. She also enjoyed UCW, Presbytery, Journaling, writing, scrapbooking, gardening, day trips like going to the beach and stray cats. After meeting the love of her life on skates, she is survived by her husband of 50 years Douglas Stiles; son, John (Mari Ann), Debert; grandson Jordan (Jessica) Antigonish. She was predeceased by her Daughter Joy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro from where funeral service took December 13th. Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Burial will take place at a later date in the Plains Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in memory may be made to the Colchester SPCA, Yarmouth Regional Hospital Foundation Fund or to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Joan’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEWIS, Addison Murdock – 89, Moncton, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2019 in Moncton Hospital with loved ones by his side. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Millard and Freeda (Eagles) Lewis. Addison worked in the lumber business for sixteen years, in the construction industry for sixteen years and as a bus driver with the Colchester East Hants School Board for thirteen years. Upon his retirement, he moved to Moncton where he and his wife, Eileen, resided until his passing. He loved to dance and was a member of the Good Time Seniors’ Dance Club for twelve years. Addison was also a member of the Onslow United Church. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; son, Stephen (Heather), Moncton; grandson, Emeri Clarence, Vincent Murdock, Moncton; brother, Harold (Lorna), Glenholme, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Iva, Ruth and Jean; brothers, Derald and Austin. Funeral service was held December 12th with Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. Donations in Addison’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BORDEN, Carmen Sandra – 60, Truro, passed away on December 10, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late James and Rosalie Desmond. Carmen served as a Teacher’s Aid in various schools in Truro and the surrounding area. She loved to do crafts such as sewing and painting. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, William "Jake" Borden; son, Jacob; daughter, Sondra all of Truro; stepson, William, Toronto; sisters, Nancy, Laura, Candace, Carol, Jean and Sabrina; brothers, James "Murray" and Gerald; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Frances. A Celebration of Life Visitation was held December 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, N.S. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Canada or charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LYNDS, Lawrence John Sedley – 68 of Glenholme passed away on December 11, 2019 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Son of the late Lawrence and Kathleen Lynds. Laurie worked with Polymer International for 40 years. In his spare time, he loved to hunt, fish and make his flower gardens look beautiful. He loved to tinker in the garage. Laurie was so proud of his children and granddaughter, he always made it a point to get to D.J.’s hockey games. Above all else his family was his life and he dearly loved each and every one of them. Laurie is survived by his wife, Linda, children, Bobbi Joe (Allan Millan) and Sean (Celene Bartlett), grandchild, Devilin (Peaches), sisters, Gloria Murdock (Darrell) and Priscilla Lynds (David); brothers, Gordon (Linda), Walter (Susan) and Wade along with numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his furbabies, Pierre, Blackie and Jack. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sisters, Sylvia Hill and Pauline Lynds and brother-in-law, Thomas Hill. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Online messages of condolence may be sent by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CORBETT, Stanley Harold, 66, Bass River, NS, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Born June 15, 1953 in Truro, he was the son of Jean (Knight) Corbett of Bass River and the late Harold Corbett. Bass River was Stan’s home for his entire life. From his early years on Edgewood Road, he developed a love for the outdoors. Stan worked for Lands and Forests/Natural Resources for his entire career, retiring in 2009. His free time was spent with Steve in Pleasant Hills, with Mike at Gamble Lake and with George by the bonfire. His passions included Christmas trees, managing his wood lot, hunting, fishing, gardening, volunteering with the Bass River Heritage Society and cruising in his Jeep. Besides his mother, Stan is survived by his loving wife Juanita; daughters, Jessica (Adam) of Greenwood, Danielle (Jeremy) of East Chezzetcook; granddaughter Madi. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Stan’s ashes will be scattered under his beloved chestnut tree in Pleasant Hills on Saturday Dec. 21st, followed by a reception in the Bass River Fire Hall commencing at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Donations in memory may be made to the Bass River Heritage Society. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Stan’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

MMaurice Rees, Publisher
The Shoreline Journal
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