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July 2015

FITTON, Jacqueline Mary "Jackie" (Margetts) - Truro. If you are reading this, it means I'm hopefully "up there with my buddy" having a cuppa. I was born Jacqueline Mary Margetts in Birmingham, England to the late Leonard and Myra Margetts and raised in Halifax, Yorkshsire. I'm survived by my common law husband of 16 years, Donald "Willie" Williams, Truro; four wonderful children, Mark, Truro; Jane (Rod) Hunter, Ontario; Simon, England; James (Jennifer), Ontario; wonderful step children, Nell (Greg) McLaughlin, Economy; John (Kate) Williams, Ontario; Cindy (Brian) Carter, Truro; grandchildren, Tommy Fitton, Cape Breton; Ethan and Sarah Hunter, Ontario; Andrew and Emily Fitton, Ontario; Olivia Williams and Gracie and Norah McLaughlin, Economy; Lauren and Sophie Williams, Ontario; brothers, David (Mary) Margetts, Huddersfield, England; Nigel (Anne), Leicester; Maurice (Margaret), Cambridgeshire; John (Susan), Scarborough; Andrew (Melanie), Halifax Yorkshire; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. I am predeceased by my sister, Glynis (Margetts) Reeve and numerous step-brothers and sisters. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where a Celebration of Jackie’s was held Saturday, May 23, 2015. Burial will take place at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LANGILLE, Percy H. "Bud" – age 86. The death occurred May 26, 2015 at Willow Lodge Home for Special Care in Tatamagouche of Bud Langille, Central Onslow. He was born December 19, 1928 in Sherbrooke, Guysborough County. He was the husband for 67 years of Mildred Groves; father of Donna (Ken Rodd), Bruce (Judy), Roger (Karen) and Gail (Mike Kane); grandfather of Megan, Bronwyn, Jonathan, Erin, Kyle, Shannon, Emma, Colton and Quinton; great-grandfather of Ana, Kieran and Ryan. He is also survived by siblings, Bertha, Bryan, Shirley and Charlotte. He was predeceased by grandchildren, Ryan and Morgan; siblings, Alice, Ethel, Bill, Danny and Catherine. Bud retired in 1988 from Moffatt Bros. Moving and Storage after a long career in Parts and Fleet management. No visitation by personal request. A memorial service was held June 1, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Donations in Bud’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRISON, Loran Peppard - Truro, born on July 11th 1951, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  Loran was born in Toronto where his father; (James) Loran Morrison was on the police force. The family moved to Nova Scotia when he was two and opened a mom and pop store in Economy. He began his career in the Toronto Police Force following in his father’s footsteps. He later joined Amherst police force, then became a member of the Truro Police Service for 23 years, and retired at the rank of Corporal. Loran was well liked and respected by his co-workers and the community. Known as "Robocop" for his physique, he treated all those he met in the same way: with kindness, compassion and integrity. He was fair. He built a loving family, enjoyed life’s simple pleasures, loved his wife and trusted God.

Loran is predeceased by his father, James Loran Morrison; his mother, Iola (Peppard) Morrison. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Frances Mary Morrison; his brother, Jim Morrison; his sisters-in-law Andrea, Sheila, Jacqueline; his brothers-in-law, Jon, William; his nine children; Sonja (Chris) Johnson, Frances (Patrick) Kisch, Andrea Morrison, Lana (John) Boettcher, Loran Theresa Morrison, Luke Morrison, Matthew Levi Morrison, Daniel Morrison, David Morrison; nieces Jaya, Kemi; nephews Jacob, Michael, James, Leo; grandchildren Olivia, Amelie and Alexander. Funeral mass was held June 5, 2015. from Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Donations may be made to Canada Food Grains. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HARVEY, Malcolm A. – 88, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Corey E. and Ella (Jenks) Harvey. Malcolm will be remembered for his kindness, good natured humour and dedication to family and friends. After moving to Toronto in 1949, he married his childhood sweetheart and raised his family and lived with traditional maritime values. Malcolm worked at GTE Sylvania until his retirement in 1988 and returned home to Parrsboro enjoying the many summers spent with family and friends, in particular his memorable birthday celebrations. He is survived by loving children, Geoffrey (Valerie), Toronto; Kevin (Monika), Port Greville; Craig, Barrie, Ont.; Alex (Margaret), Toronto; Melissa Hood (Ron), Cambridge, Ont.; cherished grandchildren, Erin, Mackenzie, Corey, Kyle, Nicholas, Alyssa, Jessica, Melanie, Jenna, Josh, Liam, Sarah; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Abigail, Wynn, Miles; many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, the former Claudina "Tod" Durant; a brother, Ralph; two brothers in infancy. Funeral service was held June 8, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KERNOHAN, (Jones), A. Mary "Mollie" - on June 4, 2015 Mollie passed away peacefully at home aged 89, surrounded by family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Born in Manchester, England, Mollie immigrated to Canada in 1950 to join her family in Oxford. She nursed in Truro before she married David and moved to their farm in Parrsboro. Mollie was constantly busy with crafts, painting, bird-watching, her horses and all the other animals on the farm. She was an active member of the St. George’s ACW. Mollie is survived by her son Andrew, daughter-in-law Anne MacLellan, daughter Ann, and granddaughter Mary. She was predeceased by her husband David and her daughter Mary. A memorial service was held June 8, 2015 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, with Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Donations may be made to the L.A. Animal Shelter, VON, St. George’s ACW, or to any other charity. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORRISON, Betty "Laverne" – 71, Truro passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 with her family by her side at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Windsor, she was the only daughter of the late Lloyd and Edna (Dearmond) Morrison. She moved to Glenhome at an early age and upon graduation then moved to Truro. Laverne graduated from Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing, New Glasgow in 1966. She was employed at the Colchester Regional Hospital as a registered nurse, for thirty years before retiring. She is survived by her aunts, Helen Fraser, Halifax, Elizabeth Collins, Beaverbrook, Doris McCallum (Sylvester), Beaverbrook, Shirley Sponagle, Bible Hill; numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, several uncles and aunts. The family wish to thank the staff of ICU and Emergency at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care. No visitation by request. A service of Celebration was held at Erskine United Church, Glenholme on June 9 with Rev. Carol Gillard officiating. Interment at Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ALLEN, Ruth A.(nee Allen) - Age 78 of Port Greville "A woman ahead of her time", sadly passed away on June 4th, 2015 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was the beloved daughter of the late Chesley and Effie (MacDougall) Allen and born in Port Greville. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 53 years, James (Jim) Allen; cherished and devoted daughter, Andrea Mckay and adoring son-in-law, John, Ottawa; grandchildren, Courteney, Bronwen and Sutton, the lights of her life; a tight knit family of her sisters, Edith Allen, Port Greville; Estelle Larsen (Olaf), Port Greville; Shirley Cormier, Amherst and brother, Clair Allen (Linda), Port Greville; sisters-in-law, Sandi (Alan Cooper), Joggins; Jean (Murray Berry), Truro. She leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews, cousins and many dear friends and neighbours. As well, Ruth will be greatly missed by 'fur-daughter', Gertie. Predeceased by brother, Eric; brothers-in-law, Doug Allen, Raymond Cormier, and namesake, her dear niece, Ruth Nichols. Ruth was a graduate of Normal College, Truro and began her well respected and accomplished career as a school teacher in Apple River. Being community-minded and never shy to join a committee or start one, Ruth was dutiful to many causes and an avid volunteer. Some of her accomplishments (too numerous to mention) include first Chairwoman of the District School Board, first female warden of Cumberland County, one of the original founders of Cape Chignecto Park, President of the F.P.W War Memorial Committee, President of Shore Drive Committee Assoc., as well as having been warden of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River and also heavily involved in the Liberal Association, both locally and provincially. Ruth was also the recipient of the Confederation of Canada Award, honouring Canadians who were significant contributors in their community. In her spare time, Ruth was an avid gardener, amazing cook and baker and loved a good game of bridge. A heartfelt thank you to the ICU team 5.2 and Neurosurgery 7.3 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre and to the Fifth floor nurses and staff at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, Halifax for your wonderful care and support. Funeral service was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River on June 11, 2015 with Rev. Dawn Léger and Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Private burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the QEII Health Sciences Foundation in support of spinal injury research or to Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHAMBERS, I. Grace – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of I. Grace Chambers of Five Islands, Colchester County. Grace passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the age of 100 at home with family by her side. Grace is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Smith, Five Islands; granddaughter, Sheila Croft, Truro; great-grandchildren, Melanie Faulkner (Corey), Truro; Sara Pinner (Phillip), Stony Plain, Alta.; Ryan Faulkner (Laura Lee), Truro; great-great-grandchildren, Keagan Faulkner, Truro; Caleb and Riley Pinner, Stony Plain, Alta. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Vincent; sisters, Duretta and Hazel. Nana Grace was an amazing person who never complained. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Don Rowe, to Lisa Weatherbee and her Truro Palliative Care Team. As well, special thanks to Dee and Kerrie for all their help to the family in their time of need. Funeral service was held June 13, 2015 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial to follow in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COOKE, Gerald Thomas. It is with regret that we announce the passing of Gerald Thomas Cooke, of Lornevale, Colchester County, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the age of 80, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lornevale, he was a son of the late Harold and Jane (Quilty) Cooke. Gerald is survived by, and will be sadly missed by his twin brother, Harold "Red"; niece, Marie Faulkner and her children, Sally and Tommy Faulkner; many cousins and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 15, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment was held in St. 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

ALLEN, Jennie W. – Age 82, of Lower Five Islands passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Winnifred (Davis) Shea and John Linkletter. She is survived by daughters, Eileen Allen, Nancy Davis (Glendon), Cheryl Hatfield (Todd); a son, Steven, all of Five Islands; 5 grandchildren, Roxanne (Ricky), Penny (Mike), Gillian, Craig, Terrance (Elizabeth); 8 great-grandchildren, Sykora, Preslee, Amelia, Madelyn, Caitlyn, Christopher, Hayden, Serenity; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell; daughters, Diane, Linda in infancy; brother, Bryce, Robert in infancy; stepfather, Loran Shea. Funeral was held June 28, 2015 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands Fire Department. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FIELD, Alice E. (Crowell) – Age 87, of Truro, and formerly of Diligent River passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late John Gestner Crowell (who died when she was 3) and Mamie (Salsman), and late step-father, Arthur Hudson, all formerly of Country Harbour. Alice was a nursing graduate from the Nova Scotia Hospital in 1949, retiring after a long nursing career as Head Nurse at the South Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Parrsboro. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Roy; her children, Pat McCardle (Bruce), Bethany, Ont.; David (Linda Pike), Chilliwack, BC; Barbara Hunt, Truro; Susan Moore, Brookfield; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Rose Sangster (Denton), Country Harbour; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Louise Hudson; brother, John. Memorial service was held Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Grace United Church, Port Greville, Pastor David Field officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROBERTSON, Ronald William "Ron" – 76, Truro. It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald William Robertson on Monday, June 22, 2015. Born October 14, 1938, in Truro, he was a son of the late William and Alice (Lockhart) Robertson. Ron is survived by and will be sadly missed by his daughters, Debbie Delaney, Debert; LeeAnne Gray, Winnipeg, Manitoba; grandchildren, Tyler (Danni) Delaney, Gray, Maine; Kelsey Delaney (Matt Cavanagh), Spruce Grove, Alberta; Toni (Jeremy) Lacroix, Jesse Gray; great grandson, Keenan Lacroix, all of Winnipeg, Manitoba; step children, Todd Guilford, Manitoba; Michelle Cardinal, Saskatchewan; Scott Guilford, Ontario, and their families; sister, Irma Pryor, North River; brothers, Owen, British Columbia; Darrell (Donna), Hilden; Roy (Gladys), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Leppard; brothers, George, Douglas; grandson, Christopher Gray. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 28, 2015, in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McNEIL, Sharon Lynne – 60, Truro passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born December 8, 1954 in Truro, she was the daughter of Gordon and Elizabeth McCabe, Truro. Sharon is survived by her loving husband, James McNeil; their children, Paul McNeil, Bible Hill; John McNeil, North River; siblings, Judy (Paul) Scott, Collierville, Tenn.; Ruth MacDonald, Truro; Donna (Brian) Rau, Truro; Nancy (Leighton) Alfred, Onslow Mountain; Bruce (Theressa Meisner) McCabe, Stillwater Lake; Ross (Shelley) McCabe, Bible Hill; grandson, Kealan; sister-in-law, Juanita McCabe; numerous nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by brother, Kenny McCabe. Special thanks to the staff at Halifax Infirmary and Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Palliative Care. A celebration of life visitation was held June 26, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

YORKE, Ethel M. – Age 79, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Red River, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gladys (Allen) Benjamin. She is survived by daughters, Wanda Dixon (Parker), Baddeck; Wilma Colpitts (Jeff), Fox River; Wyma Vanderlinden (Rick), Newmarket, Ont.; Wannetta Tanner (Paul Mingo), Fox River; brothers, Seldon (Donna), Gervin "Jim" (Sharon), Reid, all of Fox River; Kenneth (Euda), Halifax; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; brothers, Arden, Richard. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the F.P.W. Fire Department, Port Greville. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

June 2015

MacALONEY, Lawrence B. "Lorie" – Age 76, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by family. Born in New Salem, he was a son of the late Emerson and Marie (Morris) MacAloney. He is survived by his wife, the former Arlene Cole; daughters, Linda Fletcher (Derrick), Advocate Harbour; Sandra Cook (Richard), Cockeysville, Md.; grandchildren, Lindsay Fletcher, Advocate Harbour; Jeanna Lynn, Fredericton; sisters, Silverine "Sib" Brodeur, Woodstock, Ont.; Ann Ward (Ralph), Kingston; Doreen Brodeur (Roy), Truro; Kaye Mutch (Wayne), Woodstock, Ont.; Nora Neves, Dartmouth; brothers, Gordon (Donna), Woodstock, Ont.; Archie, Alberta; David (Irene Morris), New Salem; brother in law, Arlie Cole (June Reed), Springhill; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul, Harold, Roger and Arden. As per his wishes, a private family graveside service will be held in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RIPLEY, Lina C. – Age 83, Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Harrison Settlement, she was a daughter of the late Varley and Clara (Yorke) Quinn. Lina was a graduate of Truro Normal College, and taught school for many years. She served as a Justice of the Peace. She was a life member of the Parrsboro Baptist Church and the Parrsboro Golf Club. She is survived by a son, Allan (Catherine), Parrsboro; sisters-in-law, Marina Quinn, New Prospect; Janice Quinn, Lakelands; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. As well, her companion, Don Harrison, Fox River. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas in 1998; a sister, Dora; brothers, Allison, Keith, Cyril. Funeral was held May 3, 2015 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

O’BRIEN, Colin Timothy "Tim" – 46, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday evening, May 3, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born August 13, 1968, in New Glasgow, he was a son of Sherri (Jim) Lockhart, Belmont, and the late William O’Brien. Along with his mother, Tim is survived by his wife, Vicki-Lynn (McCabe); children, Jonathon Peter James McCabe, Morgan Alta Marie O’Brien, Truro; siblings, Billy (Shelley) O’Brien, Pleasant Valley; Greta (Mike) Watson, Thorburn; Linda Weatherbee, Onslow Mountain; several nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Lloyd Graham, Truro. Along with his father, he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Alta Graham. Special thanks are extended to VON for their exceptional care over the years, staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre and especially the staff of Intensive Care Unit during Tim’s final days. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Greenfield United Church, 1578 Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacBURNIE, Marjorie Barbara, Truro passed away at the age of 93 on Monday, May 4th, 2015, ending her courageous battle with Alzheimers. Born in Nottingham, England, August 21st, 1921. Daughter of Harold and Florence (Shepherd) Poole. Barbara joined the Land Army, England in 1939, during WWII and met our father, George, while he was stationed in England with the Canadian Army and married on August 29th, 1945, arriving in Canada at Pier 21 on July 15th, 1946, aboard the Queen Mary. Mom became a proud Canadian travelling back to England for visits when she could. Mom enjoyed family gatherings, bowling, playing cards, TV Bingo with her friends and many trips with her family. Barbara was a member of the War Brides Association and Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 26, Truro. Survived by daughters, Carolyn (Wayne) Roy, Valley, Valerie (Herbert) Corbett, Nuttby, Irene (Randy) Matheson, Newport, Christine Riddle, Orangeville, Ontario, Ellen (Mark) Spicer, Greenfield; sons, Robert (Harriett), Wellington, PEI, Jeffery (Kathleen), Timberlea, Daniel (Elaine), Truro, Phillip (Trudy), North River, David, Truro, Steven (Melanie), North Vancouver, British Columbia;  26 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pearl Wilson, Belmont;  brother-in-law, Calvin Peppard, Belmont; sisters-in-law, Eileen, Maureen, and Rosemary, Nottingham, England. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, George Robert MacBurnie in April 1983; her brothers, Jack, Bill, and Jim Poole; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Crowe and Ellen Burdette. Funeral service was held May 7, 2015 with a Legion Ladies Auxiliary Tribute included within the service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. There will be a private family burial. On-line condolences and donations at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PICTOU, William Raymond "Bill" - 69, Debert passed away May 4, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born February 16, 1946 in Halifax, he was the son of the late Marie (Pictou) Ross of Millbrook. Survived by wife, Carol (Gamble) , sons, Gordon (Melanie) Pictou and David (Serena) Bell; daughters, Karen (Trevor) Boyd, Caren (Kevin) Chisholm; grandchildren, River, William, Lochlann, Destiny, Ansala, Sierra, Jenaya, Colin and Dennis; great grandson, Dallas; special brother, Robert Pictou; stepfather, Ronald Ross; sister, Margaret Ross; brothers, Robert, Donald and Kenneth Ross. Bill enjoyed people – all his life he worked to help people – be it in education, job training or counselling. He worked in housing (CMHC) Native Council, Truro, taught at the Friendship Centre, Halifax and education and job training and placement as Native Employment Officer for Millbrook. A prayer service was held May 8, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com 

BLAIR, Sandra Anita – 70, Truro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born April 29, 1945, in Upper Economy, she was a daughter of the late Addison and Marguerite (Pettigrew) Sutherland. Sandra is survived by her daughters, Lynne (Todd) Blair-Kaye, Alberta; Kathleen (Arol) Johnson, Denmark, Colchester County; Anita (Robert) Geddes, Hilden; Gina Sutherland, Toronto; four grandchildren; sister, Linda (Bev) Burton, Glenholme; cousin, Robert "Bob" (Merle) Pettigrew, Hilden. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Russell Lewis Blair (1985); son, William Russell Blair, (1988); grandson, Austin James Blair (2004). Private graveside interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEARER, Sterling Alexander - 65, Belmont, passed away at home on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Florence (Shearer) Morrow. Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Roode; sons, Roger Shearer, Belmont; Craig Shearer (Leigh Merrill), Fall River; sister, Wanda (Robert) Logan, Salmon River; brothers, Leo (Gayle) Morrow, Onslow; Kenneth Morrow, Truro; grandchildren, MacIssac and Reese; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Brian Shearer; grandmother, Elizabeth Shearer, who raised Sterling. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NUTTALL, Joyce A. – Age 72, of New Salem, and formerly of Moncton passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Martha (Richards) Hawkes. Joyce was a graduate of Amherst Regional High School, and later graduated with honors from the Saint Charles Commercial School in 1960. She began her career as a legal secretary in Amherst, later moving to Moncton in 1962 where she continued her career for 33 years with Scobie Law. She is survived by her husband, Harold; a daughter, Michele McSherry (Steve), Oshawa, Ont.; a son, Darren Soucoup (Sherry), Portage Vale, N.B.; a step-daughter, Cheryl Phinney (Tim), Apple River; step-sons, Hal (Rita), Spencer's Island; Bill (Michelle), Advocate Harbour; a brother, Douglas Hawkes (Beatrice), Amherst Head; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Wayne Soucoup; a sister, Maureen; a brother, Robert. Funeral service was held May 15, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiated. Burial in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Moncton. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COX, Roderick Ernest "Roddie" Cox - 55, Bass River, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Ernest William and Hazel Mae (Marshall) Cox. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Edwina Dyment; son, Roderick; daughter, Amanda; grandson, Isaac; brother, Roland "Rollie"; sisters, Hilda and Bessie; five nieces; one nephew; many great nieces and great nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard; sister, Betty; sister-in-law, Amy (Hatfield) Cox; brother-in-law, Steve Crowell. Funeral service was held Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

EATON, Eileen, Great Village, NS died 20 March 2015 at home, aged 90. Born in Helen's Bay, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late George and Georgina (Galbraith) Downey. She obtained the Teacher's Certificate of the National Froebel Foundation in 1945. She taught in Northern Ireland and England, before coming to Canada in 1952 to teach Edgehill School for Girls in Windsor, NS, until 1959. In December, 1959, she married Vernon Edwin Eaton, son of Lt.- Col. Edwin Keiler Eaton  and Edith Marguerite (Layton) Eaton. In August 1960, they moved to Great Village, where she taught at Great Village Elementary. A Girl Guide and Guide Leader in Northern Ireland, in Canada she was Guide District Commissioner for Hants County in 1958-1960. She was a 4-H Leader in Great Village, and active in the Women’s Institute. She was a Steward, an Elder, on the Executive of the UCW, and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Sunday School at St James United, Great Village. She also was the church "flower lady" for two decades. She spent 54 years in the Great Village Garden Club. She was twice selected as Nova Scotia’s Gardener of the Year for her promotion of composting and small space gardening. Surviving are sons, James (Patricia Murray), Nepean, ON and Peter (Marcone da Silva), Espirito Santo, Brazil, and grand-children Keith and Liam. She was predeceased by her husband Vernon, and her brothers Sydney (Monica) and Myles (Sonia) Downey, Weston-super-Mare, England. In her last years she delighted in being a grandmother, and made regular trips to visit her grandchildren in Nepean. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held in St. James United Church, Great Village May 23, 2015, Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Interment at St. Alban’s Church Cemetery, Lequille, on May 24, 2015. Donations may be made to the Colchester Food Bank, the St James United Church Preservation Society in Great Village, or the Cancer Research Society.

ROCKWELL, George Wilson – 72, Belmont passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lakeside, on June 12, 1942, he was a son of the late Walter and Vera (Vail) Rockwell. George worked as a machinist and as an apprentice tool and die maker at Purdy Brothers, Halifax and later owned Rockwell’s Ornamental Iron in Truro for 46 years. In later years, he and his wife Barbara operated the Iron Duck Bed and Breakfast, meeting people from all over the world. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Cameron); daughters, Lynn (Paul) Gray; Dawn (Mike) Thorburn; grandchildren, Emilie (Robert), Laurel, Daniel, Anna (Andrew), David (Lauren), Catherine, William; great-grandchild, Lilly; sisters, Evelyn (Gordon) Bennett, Barbara (Fred) Oxner; brothers, Walter "Bud" (Betty), Alex (Joyce), Jim; sister-in-law, Opal; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Robie (Helen), Murray (Sylvia), Clyde, Beatrice. The family wish to thank all who assisted in George’s care while at home and in hospital including the VON Home Support and Palliative Care personnel. Funeral service was held May 18, 2015 in Crossroads Baptist Church, 140 Old Pictou Road, Valley with Rev. Glenn Ronson officiating. Interment in The Falls Cemetery, Rte. 311, The Falls, Colchester County. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HENWOOD, Leonard G. – 74, of West Bay passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Oliver and Edith (Phinney) Henwood. He is survived by a daughter, Sheila Henwood, Parrsboro; step-daughter, Tracy Redmond (Brian), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Devon, Emma, Renée; sisters, Kathleen "Kay" Willigar, Barbara MacKenzie (Duncan), Loretta Taylor, all of Parrsboro; Stella Henwood (Mike Hughes), Halifax; brothers, William "Billy", Gordon (Joanne), all of West Bay; chosen brother, Dennis Blenkhorn, River Hebert; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Muriel and Cassie in infancy; brothers, Philip, Ronald and Clifford; brothers in law, Bennie Willigar and Ralph Taylor. Funeral service was held May 21, 2015, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in West Bay Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RECTOR, Dorothy Beatrice Rector - 89, of Debert Court and formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Debert Court. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Osborne and Julia (Elliott) Pettigrew. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Rector) Dodsworth, Great Village; sons, Lauchie Rector (Joanne Bartlett) and Douglas (Donna) Rector, Great Village; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter, Thea. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; daughter, Hazel; sons, Robert, Carl Edward, Ronald Gordon; sisters, Janet, Joan; brothers, Frank, Robert, Royal. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, June 23, 2015. Interment was held in the Baptist Cemetery in Bass River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JENNINGS, Lloyd Stephen – 90, Masstown passed away May 20, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Earl and Minnie (Vance) Jennings. His love for family and farming was obvious to everyone who knew him. He is survived by children, Elizabeth MacDonald, Dana Jennings, David (Annette) Jennings, Cathy (Jeff) Cameron, Marion (Carl) Esau; grandchildren, Rhonda Gillespie, Trevor Dikens, Ellis MacDonald,  Shawn MacDonald, Lindsay Jennings-Jones, Kyler Jennings, Alicia Cameron, Brittany Cameron, Travis Esau, Brian Esau; several great-grandchildren; sister, Helen (Roy) Kingston; brother, Cecil (Dotty) Jennings. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years Jean (Akerman). Funeral service was held May 23, 2015 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. John Stewart officiating. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Donations in his memory may be made to the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STRONG, Rupert L. – 76, of Springhill, and formerly of Amherst and Spencer’s Island, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Spencer’s Island, he was a son of the late Mae (Stronge) Hazel. He is survived by a daughter, Gail Strong, Springhill; sons, Lealand, Springhill; Peter (Lisa), Newmarket, Ont.; Earl St. Croix (Tara), Amherst; sisters, Eugena Hazel, Yarmouth; Dianne Hazel, Parrsboro; Joyce Snow, Saint John, N.B.; Lois Allen, Advocate Harbour; Cheryl Stewart (Angus), Parrsboro; brother, Clifford "Buck", Spencer’s Island; 7 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elizabeth "Liz" Higgins; his step-father, Spicer Hazel; brothers, Glen, Robert. Funeral service was held May 25, 2015]at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


May 2015

EATON, Eileen, Great Village, Colchester County, died 20 March 2015 at home, aged 90. Born in Helen's Bay, Northern Ireland, she was the only daughter of the late George and Georgina (Galbraith) Downey. She attended Glenlola School, Bangor, Co. Down, and Victoria College, Belfast. She obtained the Teacher's Certificate of the National Froebel Foundation in 1945. She taught in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and Slough, England, before coming to Canada in 1952 to teach at Edgehill School for Girls in Windsor, N.S. She taught the school year of 1959/60 at Windsor Elementary. In December, 1959, she married Vernon Edwin Eaton, second son of Lt. Col. Edwin Keiler Eaton and Edith Marguerite (Layton) Eaton at Annapolis Royal. In August 1960, she and her husband moved to Great Village, where she taught as supply and term teacher at Great Village Elementary. A Girl Guide and Guide Leader in Northern Ireland, she continued as a Guide Leader when she came to Canada, ending her Guiding career as District Commissioner for Hants County. Starting in 1976, she spent 10 years as a 4-H Leader in Great Village. She also enjoyed the Women’s Institute in the Great Village in the 1960s. She was an active Vestry member at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Bass River. After the family moved to St. James United Church in Great Village, she served on the Board of Stewards, the Church Session, and the Executive of the UCW for many years. She served as Secretary-Treasurer of the St. James Sunday School as well, and will be remembered for her many years of supplying and organizing flowers for the church. She and Vernon were active members of Great Village Garden Club, having joined in 1961 after moving to Great Village. As well as the local garden club, she represented Great Village at the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs, and served on the Provincial Executive several times. She was noted for her research and promotion of home composting and small space gardening, and educated many Nova Scotians on these topics. She was twice selected as Nova Scotia’s Gardener of the Year. Surviving are sons, James and daughter-in-law Patricia Murray of Nepean, ON and Peter and partner Marcone da Silva of Espirito Santo, Brazil, and grand-children Keith Murray-Sutcliffe and Liam Murray Eaton. She was predeceased by her husband Vernon, and her brothers Sydney Downey (Monica) and Myles Downey (Sonia), both of Weston-Super-Mare, England. In her last years she delighted in having become a grandmother, and made regular trips to visit her grandchildren in Nepean (Ottawa), where she made new friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on May 23 at the former St. James United Church in Great Village. Her sons would like to pay tribute to her neighbours in Great Village, who kept a careful eye on her over the last 20 years while they were away pursuing careers. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

FRASER, Sharon L. – 68, of Advocate Harbour passed away, Monday, March 30, 2015 at home. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Louise (Allen) Morris. She is survived by her husband, Stephen; a daughter, Janet Fraser (Alan), Delhaven; sons, Mike (Etta), Scott (Lisa), all of Advocate Harbor; a sister, Vicky Morinville (Sylvain), Dartmouth; brothers, Ernest Morris (Roxanne), Advocate Harbour; David Allen, Etobicoke, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Richard. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LAMB, Beatrice K. – Age 62, of Spencer’s Island and Halifax passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at High Crest Manor, Springhill. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Ruby (Morris) Spicer. She was employed with the Department of Community Services in Halifax for 35 years. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Baisly (Dan), Spencer’s Island; a sister, Mona (Don), Port Greville; a brother, John, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Ava and Mya; great niece, Clarissa; great nephew, Nicholas. She was predeceased by nephew, Archie McCully. A celebration of Beatrice’s life was held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Advocate Fire Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacDOUGALL, Donald Michael "Wolfman" - 84, Debert, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Port Hood, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (MacDonald) MacDougall. He is survived by his wife, the former Mae Weatherby; sons, Donald (Heather), Oromocto, New Brunswick; John, Greenwood; George (Stacey), Barrie, Ontario; step-sons, Earl Walsh, Truro; Leonard Walsh, Debert; Peter Walsh, Debert; step-daughters, Myrna Ryan, Brookfield; Laura Lee Bulmer, Princeport; numerous grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew. Besides his parents, Don was predeceased by his first wife, the former Nellie Smith; sisters, Kaye and Florence. A graveside service will take place at a later date in the Middle Road Cemetery, Debert; the time and day will be announced 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

MacKAY, John Francis – 45 of Truro passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2015 at home. Born in Truro, he was the son of John Charles MacKay and Katherine (Brooks) Leslie. John enjoyed whittling and also loved to sing. John had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. Besides his parents, he is survived by daughters, Nikki and Mary MacKay; sister, Sherry (Chris) Googoo, Millbrook; niece, Brianna and nephew C.J. Googoo; granddaughter, Kiera Ava and grandson, Daniel John MacKay; stepfather, Glen Leslie, Sheet Harbour. He was predeceased by his daughter Alana MacKay. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass was held at Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook, April 11 with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Spring interment at a later date in Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Millbrook. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAMPBELL, Margaret Estell – 81, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born June 14, 1933, in Newport, Prince Edward Island, she was a daughter of the late F. Duncan and Mary Ellen (Murphy) Campbell. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Mary (Robert) Cox, Onslow Mountain; grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Nicole Cox (James Creelman), Halifax; Mathew Cox, Onslow Mountain; sister, Mary Walker, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; brothers, Jerome (Harriet) Campbell, Cornwall, Prince Edward Island; Gerald Campbell, Newport, Prince Edward Island; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Bibiana (Frank) Murphy; brothers, Leo in infancy, Vernon Campbell, Joseph Campbell, Peter (Stella) Campbell. Special thanks are extended to her neighbours, especially Robert and Carol, who became her family’s ears and eyes and let her stay in her home as long as possible. Honouring Margaret’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CLARKE, Maria M. – Age 82, of Advocate Harbour passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at home. Born in Lowe Farm, Manitoba, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Aganetha Paetkau. She is survived by her husband, Edgar; sons, Darren, Toronto; Stuart, Advocate Harbour; a sister, Helen Jenson, Winnipeg; sister in law, Jane, Pinnawa, Man.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Agnes; brothers, Henry and Dr. Abe. A graveside service will be held in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SMITH, Eric Wray – 75, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday afternoon, April 7, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born November 9, 1939, in Wolfville, he was a son of the late John and Elsie (Bauchman) Smith. He attended schools in Wolfville, Acadia University and University of Maine. Eric’s passion was teaching, from elementary to high school grades, in schools throughout Kings County, Nova Scotia. He was a professor at Nova Scotia Teachers College, Intermediate Department, for over 20 years, and retired when the college closed. Eric truly enjoyed supervising students in practice teaching positions in many of the schools throughout Nova Scotia. Eric is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Catherine (Wetmore); son, Colin, Truro; daughter, Susan (Darcy) Sinclair, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories; daughter-in-law, Clarissa Smith, Nobleford, Alberta; grandchildren, Samantha and Brayden Sinclair and Charlie and Andrew Smith; sisters-in-law, Louisette Smith, Ontario; Pam Smith, St. John’s, Newfoundland; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Peter (2003); sister, Delores (Richard) Sawler; brothers, Lloyd, Bill. A special thank you to the staff of Cedarstone Enhanced Care, especially Garden Road wing, for the care and compassion shown to Eric while he was a resident. Funeral service was held Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Brunswick Street United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, Reverend John Parsons and Reverend Boyd Vincent officiated. Spring interment in Watson Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

AKERLEY, Marion E. – 97, of Port Greville passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Parkstone Enhanced Care (Garden Court), Halifax. Born in Port Greville, she was a daughter of the late Abram and Clodine (Cole) McCulley. She is survived by a daughter, Judith (David Kelly), Eastern Passage; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1985; sisters, Blanche, Leota, Flossie, Stella, Reta, Margaret, Eva, Evelyn; brothers, Herbert, Leslie and in infancy, Ross, Carl and Charles. Funeral Service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro April 13, 2015, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in Grace United Cemetery, Port Greville at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church, Port Greville or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CLARKE, Marjorie A. – Age 91, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Northumberland Hall, Amherst. Born in Tisdale, Sask., she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Muriel (Harris) Thackeray. Marjorie was a life member of the St. George’s Anglican Church, serving as treasurer, organist and with the A.C.W. She is survived by sons, Paul (Gina), Two Islands; Murray (Cindy), Amherst; daughter-in-law, Ruby, Parrsboro; sisters, Jean Walter, Oshawa, Ont.; Evelyn Tuck, Helen Shea, both of Peterborough, Ont.; Phyllis Sutton, Whitby, Ont.; 3 grandchildren, Lisa, Jeremy and Emily; 2 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Michael; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1983; a son, Kenneth; brothers, Roy, Lyle, Douglas, Garnet. Funeral was held April 11, 2015 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HIGGINS, Robert "Phillip" Muir - 72, Truro Heights, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Muir and Alfreda (Thompson) Higgins. Phillip was a dedicated teacher and early in his career taught at Bible Hill Junior High, and later as a teacher and vice-principal at the Central Colchester Junior High School in Central Onslow. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn Jane (Langille) Higgins; daughter, Julie Irene Bennington (Michael), Truro Heights; grandchildren, David and Adam; sister, Diane Higgins, Ontario; half-brothers, William "Bill", Edward, Raymond, Ronnie, Mark; half-sisters, Lexie, Debbie, Theresa; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Phillip was predeceased by a son David Trueman Higgins; aunt and uncle (Foster Parents) Margaret and Aubrey Higgins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, April 12, 2015, Reverend Connie Stewart officiated. Spring interment in Truro Heights Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MELDRUM, J. Norby – Age 90, of Halfway River passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in New Canaan, he was a son of the late Medley and Gladys (Rector) Meldrum. Norby was a veteran of World War II serving with the Carleton-York Regiment with the infantry, serving primarily in the Italian Campaign. He returned to Nova Scotia where he married Eudora Pettigrew, soon moving to British Columbia for four years. He returned to Nova Scotia where he worked with C. Ernest Harrison & Sons Ltd. for many years. He later was employed as a Game Warden with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests (Natural Resources) retiring in 1984. He was a member of Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, where he served as an elder for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Southampton Lodge. He is survived by daughters, Darlene Canning (Kerr), Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.; Marilyn Winters (Robert), Penhold, Alta.; grandchildren Jill Winters (Mike Parkin), Innisfail, Alta.; Shelley Ganton (Nick), Devon, Alta.; Leah Canning, Ottawa; Caroline Canning (Sean Weaver), Eastern Passage; great grandchildren, Jorja Winters, Brooklyn Ganton, Kellen Ganton, Maggie Weaver, Jaxon Winters-Parkin; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in 2004 by his wife of 58 years, Eudora; a daughter and son in infancy; sisters, Elsie Siddall, Jean Pettigrew; a brother Laurie. Funeral service was held April 20, 2015 at Trinity United Church, Parrsboro, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PARSONS, Lorena E. – Age 91, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at home. Born in Cape Bald, NB, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Emelda (Babineau) Lorette. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Parsons (David Dean), Toronto; sons, Douglas (Dorothy), Parrsboro; David, Bridgewater; Michael (Sandra), South Brook; Frederick Lorette (Jackie), Stewiacke; a sister, Joyce Meyers, Lower Sackville; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon in 2013; a sister, Freda; brothers, Valerie, Bill, Roy and two brothers in infancy. Funeral service was held April 21, 2015 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Deacon Howie Goldstein officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Arlene Evelyn – 66, Great Village passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 19, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Folly Lake, she was the daughter of the late Laurie and Dorothy (McLean) George. Arlene was noted as being a hard worker who spent over a decade at the former Smith’s Convenience Store in Great Village. She had a great love for her cats, but the center of her life was her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Larry (Vanessa Comeau) Spence, Truro, Gregory Spence, Great Village, Dana (Nicole Chesley) Spence, Moncton,  N.B.; sisters,, Marie (Arthur) Chapman, Nanaimo, B.C., Mary Moore, River Philip, Betty (Roland) Durning, Parsons, B.C., Joan (David) Dorion, Shaunavan, SK, Judy Lattie, Truro; brothers, Ronald (Sharon), Truro, Jack, Londonderry, Daniel, Debert; grandchildren, Haylee, Cody, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Orrin; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Garland Rushton; brothers, Glenn, Frank, Gerald, Llewellyn, Harold. Cremation has taken place. A time of visitation/celebration was held April 24 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Folly Mountain Cemetery at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

BROOKS, Randall Curtis "Randy"  57, Debert, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at home as a result of previous health conditions. Born February 18, 1958, in Hamilton, Ontario, he was a son of James "Jim" and Theresa (McRae) Brooks, Dartmouth. Along with his parents, he is survived by his brother, Derrick Brooks, Edmonton, Alberta; sister, Pamela Brooks, Dartmouth; nieces, Mackenzie, Madison; nephews, Curtis, Dennis, Aidan; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of friends. A celebration of Randy’s life was held Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth. Spring interment in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LUNDIE, Marshall Douglas – 20, Glenholme. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Marshall Douglas Lundie on April 22, 2015. Born in Truro on October 25, 1994. He was a wonderful son, brother, and friend, who loved life. He loved to go four wheeling, hanging out with his friends and going to the camp. He was a person who always stepped in and helped someone in need. He worked at Uphams Carstar Collision in Onslow. He was a member of the Great Village Fire Brigade. Marshall will be missed by everyone who knew him. Marshall is survived by his mother, Debbie Lundie (Dedrick) and father, Scott Lundie;  brothers, Brett, Drew, Ashton, Anthony; sister, Haylee; foster-brother, Hunter; grandparents, Arnold and Georgina Dedrick;  aunts and uncles, Curtis and Ann Millen, Dennis and Diane Millen, Marilyn and Perry MacKinnon, Tim and Donna Sharpe, Dougie Dedrick, Rodger Dedrick and many cousins. Predeceased by grandparents, Jim and Kay Lundie, uncle, Eric Edward.  A memorial service was held April 28, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Carol Gillard, M. Div officiating. There will no visitation or reception. Donations in his memory may be made to the Parents Supporting Parents Society (Bright Skies Day Camp for Kids with Special Needs) On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


April 2015

SIMONS, Edward Alexander "ED", age 84 of Merritt, BC, and formerly of Campbell River, BC passed away February 20, 2015. Edward, the oldest of 12 children of Arthur and Grace (Fountain) Simons, was born on February 28, 1931 in Westchester. At the age of 19, Ed joined the Canadian Artillery and served for 15 years in Korea and Europe. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a life member of the Korean Veterans Association. After his release from the army he worked in mining and the pulp mills until he retired in 1996. He is survived by his children, Kathy, John, Joanne and Michael from his first marriage to Kathleen Ryan; step-daughters, Diane (Sam) and Barb McKinlay, with whom he lived with until his death; and his remaining brothers and sisters, Art (Noreen), Ken (Gail), Grace, Mary (Don) and Ellen (Dan). He was pre-deceased by his wife, Hilda; his parents, brothers, Gordon and Henry and sisters, Shirley and Jean. A memorial service for Ed will be held on April 25, 2015 at 11 am in Bethany Lutheran Church, 201 Birch Street, Campbell River, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, Rose Cemetery Fund, Westchester, NS, or a charity of your choice.

MOSHER, Karl Hay, the son of George Mosher and Minnie Crouse, was born on February 10, 1928, in Halifax, and lived in Debert, for most of his life. He married Eleanor Fowler in 1959 and they were the proud parents of Margo Joy, Lisa Robyn, Carla Dawn and Andrew Karl. He leaves his children, his sister, Elaine, and 4 grandchildren; Nicholas, Emily, Jake and Joely. A celebration of Karl’s Life was held Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Debert Hospitality Centre, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McDOW, Clyde Edward – 91, Londonderry. It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our father Clyde at his home in Londonderry at the age of 91 on February 22, 2015. Clyde was born in Waterville, Kings County, on January 17, 1924 to the late Robert and Nancy (Deadder) McDow. Clyde worked most of his adult life at Lafarge in Brookfield and retired in 1989. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cribbage. Clyde is survived by his children, Stephen (Linda), Onslow, Allan Dobson, Ontario, Kevin Dobson, Londonderry, Margaret (Scott) Lynds, North River, daughters-in-law, Susan and Florence Dobson; half- sisters, Millie, Toronto, Marion Babcock, Port William, Goldie Keddy, Berwick, Beulah Anderson, Houlton, Maine; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred (George); son, Robert Dobson; grandson, Gage Lewis; brothers, Murray and Jack. A memorial service was held February 26 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Natasha DeVito officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

McNUTT, Leland Stanford – 88, Debert passed away February 23, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lower Debert, he was the son of the late Frederick and Lily Mae (Vance) McNutt. Leland began farming and then logging and trucking which became a great passion in his life. He was also a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106 in Debert. He was always a person who loved to help anyone who needed assistance. He loved to sing though often just to himself. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris; daughter, Janet (Wilbert) Milbury, Amherst; son, David (Lisa) Debert; sister, Dorothy Hingley, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Craig Milbury and Laureen (Blair) Oatley; great grandson, Ethan Oatley; nieces, Donna Kay (Wayne Horne), and sons, Terry and Blayne Kay, Marlene (David) Arenburg and children, Heidi and Josh; nephews, Wally and Darrell Hingley, Fred Johnston. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Ethel and Mae. A memorial service was held March 1st at 2 pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Carol Gillard officiating. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

DAYE, James "Jim" Percy – 61, Bible Hill passed away unexpectedly, February 24, 2015 at home. Born in Truro, he was the eldest son of Mary (Harrington) and the late Percy Daye. Jim was a lifelong truck driver for Thompson’s Transfer, Gerald Battist Trucking and a very proud MBW Courier tractor-trailer driver. He was an avid card player, especially 45’s and crib. Besides his mother, he is survived by spouse, Verna Cox and her sons, Donald (Lisa) Cox, Darren (Beth Hayman) Cox both of Bible Hill; sisters, Velma (Allen) Tattrie, Rosemary Daye (Doran), Virginia Simpson (Bill), Dawn (Sam) Rafuse, Donna (David) Hunter; brothers, Clarence "Bucky" (Janie), Robert (Shelley); several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his cats, "Sister" and "Mona". He was predeceased by his father. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held March 1st at 6:30 pm, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Scott Penner and Rev. John Parsons officiating. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

CROSSMAN, Judy Dianne - 66, Debert, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, with her children at her side.  Born in Lower Onslow, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Marion (Wood) Gill. Judy is survived by her sons, Robert, Laurie (Karla), Debert; and will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Aaron, Brett, Nick, Marcus; brothers, Cyril, Percy (Shirley), Belmont, Lawrence of Bible Hill; sister-in-law, Evelyn Gill; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her dearly loved husband, Douglas Eugene Crossman; brothers, Rex, Ralph, Cecil; sister, Verna. A celebration of Judy’s life was held Saturday, March 14, 2015, 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

PEPPARD, Bertha Elizabeth (Dean)- 75, Onslow Mountain. It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the passing of Bertha, suddenly, on February 27, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Center, Truro, NS. Born June 19, 1939 in Newton Mills, she was a daughter of the late Haliburton and Agnes Dean (Hamilton), and step-daughter of John Dunlap. She was a generous soul, who would always put the needs of her family and others before her own. Bertha is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Calvin; sons, Bert, Jim and Roy; sisters, Anna (Len) Martin, Tilly (Bill) Harrison, Shirley (Harold) Stairs, Kathy Downing; brother, George Dunlap; grandchildren, Roselea (Jason Heim) and Matthew (Pam Wilmont); great grandchildren, Scott, Hunter, Morgan, Ryder; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Bertha was predeceased by infant daughter, Rosalie; sisters, Mary and Irene; brothers, Tom, Mark, Jim, Hally, Robert and Andrew in infancy. Memorial service was held on March 6, 2015 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, in Truro, with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Spring interment in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GREEN, George William F. "Bill"- 60, Central Onslow passed away February 28, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the only son of the late William and Inez (Fleming) Green. He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Hollingsworth); son, Jason and daughter-in-law, Stephanie (Pineo) Green.; sisters, Pauline Oldford, Sharron (Ronald) Hill and Bonny Whitehead. At Bill’s request there will be no funeral service and no flowers, please. Visitation and reception was held March 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. In the early summer, there will also be a celebration of Bill’s life at his son’s home. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

SMITH, Carol Jean - It is with a great deal of sadness that the family of Carol Jean Smith announces her passing on March 1, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Carol was born on August 27, 1942, in Truro, and was the daughter of the late Lewis and Alice (MacKenzie) Reid. Carol is survived by her daughters, Deborah Smith, Toronto; Denise (Steven) Rector, Crowes Mills; Darlene (Leo) Mason, Upper Stewiacke; grandchildren, Celina Theriault; Nicole, Mitchell and Matthew Rector; Blake, Dustin, Emma-Marie and Miranda Mason, all of whom she loved dearly; sisters, Alice (Harold) Ahlberg-Eckhardt, Brantford, Ontario; Phyllis Schenck, Texas; Mary Lou (Ken) Fletcher, Kingston, Ontario; brothers, Carl (Brenda) Reid, Valley; Gordon (Sylvia) Reid, Harmony Ridge; sisters-in-law, Ruth Reid, Brule; Joan (Roger) Langille, Harmony Ridge; Hilda Reid, Crowes Mills and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Betty Baird, Doris Prime, Joan Reid; brothers, Earl, Alvin, Eldridge, Irvin, Jack, Victor, Donald, Fred and Phillip. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, March 5, 2015, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Spring interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JOHNSON, Ivan M. "Pete" – 82 of Londonderry passed away on March 2, 2015 at the Mira. He is survived by wife, Bertha; daughters, Jocelyn, Cindy, Piper, Laura, Andrea, Sheilagh; son, Peter; brother, Alden. He was predeceased by daughter, Christine; mother, Alice; father, Melville; sisters, Lillian, Katherine, Alice Mona; brothers, Ron, Morris, Arthur, Gerald and Eugene. Pete was instrumental in purchasing the former Londonderry School for the community "Acadia Mines". He was a past member of Londonderry’s I.O.O.F and Rebekah Lodges, a volunteer fireman and also served as a fire commissioner. He also ran "Pete’s Place" in Great Village, was a licensed electrician and auctioneer, a Colchester County Councillor for District 10 and was an active member of the former Londonderry Athletic Association. There will be no service or visitation by request. Donations in his memory may be made to Hillcrest Cemetery , Londonderry. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SKINNER, Ruby, 79, of Great Village, NS passed away on March 4, 2015 at Colchester East Hants Health Center. She was born in Hermitage, Newfoundland. Ruby was the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Francis) Simms. Ruby lived in Great Village with her daughter Trudy for the past seven years. She was a member of the St. Saviours Anglican Church and LOBA in Hermitage; a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Great Village and Ladies Fire Auxiliary in Great Village. Ruby is survived by her sons, Hughie, and Todd (Edna), both of Hermitage; Cliff, Grovedale, Alberta; Victor (Melissa) Grand Prairie, Alberta; daughters, Gloria (Edgar) Morris, Hermitage, Trudy (Glen) MacNeil, Great Village; grandchildren, Lindo Simms, Jonathon and Kayla Skinner, Richard and Andrew MacNeil, Shavana Simms, and Dylan Skinner; sisters Ethel Dealhoy, Huntsville, Ontario, Phyllis Rose, Whitby, Ontario, and Blanche Millar, Bedford, Nova Scotia; numerous nieces and nephews along with her best friend Betty MacNeil. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Skinner; brothers, Edgar, Max, Gerald, Ernest, Clifford, and Lindo; sisters, Eva and Greta. A celebration of Ruby’s life was held at the Great Village Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 in Great Village on March 8, 2015 from 2-4 with a Legion Tribute Service at 2 pm. Her funeral will be at St Saviours Anglican church in Hermitage, Newfoundland at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 or to St. Saviours Anglican Church Hermitage. On-line condolences are available at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GOODWIN, Bryce D. – 92, Truro, passed away peacefully in his sleep, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born April 17, 1922, he was a son of the late Calvin and Lillian (Matthews) Goodwin. Bryce was predeceased by his wife and soulmate of 66 years, Marie (Graham); son, Wayne in infancy; sister, Madeline; brother, Percy. Bryce is survived by his second wife, Annie (Shipley); daughter, Diane Neal (Wayne), Ontario; sons, Harry Goodwin (Lois), Lower Onslow; Dwight Goodwin, Vancouver; grandsons, David, Derek and Dwight Neal, Ontario; Greg, Bryce and Todd Goodwin, of Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia; seven great grandchildren; sister, Wanda Comeau (Paul), Truro; brother, Terry, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, March 8, 2015, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Spring interment in Belmont Cemetery. Full obituaries and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HENWOOD, J. Clifford - Age 80, of Parrsboro Roads passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Isaac and Edith (Phinney) Henwood. He is survived by sisters, Kathleen "Kay" Willigar, Barbara MacKenzie (Duncan), Loretta Taylor, all of Parrsboro; Stella Henwood (Mike Hughes), Halifax; brothers, William "Billy", Leonard, Gordon (Joanne), all of Parrsboro Roads; chosen brother, Dennis Blenkhorn, River Hebert; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Muriel and Cassie in infancy; brothers, Philip and Ronald; brothers in law, Bennie Willigar and Ralph Taylor. Funeral service was held March 9, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in West Bay Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GLEN, Dorothy Beatrice, 88, Debert passed away on March 6, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Dorothy was born in Woodford, England, December 30, 1926. She worked many years with her husband on their dairy farm in Debert. She also ran a second-hand store in Debert. Dorothy may have been best known for all her years of volunteer work and instruction with the St. John’s Ambulance First Aid courses. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Angela, Debert; sons, Roger Slingo, England, Robert and Michael both of Debert; grandchildren, Torry Glen-Higgins, Pamela Glen, Ethan Glen, Marcia MacKenzie; brother, Malcolm and sister, Iris, both of England. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, William; brother, Reg; sister, Margaret. No visitation by request. A Celebration of Life service was held March 11th at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Carol Gillard officiating. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GILBERT, Cedric J. – Age 94, of New Canaan, Cumberland County passed away peacefully in the presence of his three sons on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in New Canaan, he was a son of the late Maurice and Kathleen (Nicholson) Gilbert. Cedric lived in New Canaan and Lakelands for most of his life, except for during the war when he served overseas from 1941-1945. Cedric was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary in 2011; his brothers, Chesley, Calvin, Courtney, Corylass, Clyde, Craig and Cleveland. Cedric will be greatly missed by his sons, Jeffrey (Jan), Ashton, Ont.; Allan, Ottawa; Brian (Celeste), Lower Sackville; his brother, Curtis, Ottawa; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff), Michael (Lesia), Kenda (Troy), Jon, Ryan (Debbie), Natasha (Carson); great grandchildren, Maddison, Cassie, Lily, Calleigh, Patrick, Donovan, Brayden and Riley. He will be also be missed by Dean Reddy, Skip & Margo Gilbert, and Norby Meldrum. Funeral service was held March 10, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Spring burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RIPLEY, Eva L. - Age 94, of Lakelands, Cumberland County passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 at The Mira, Truro. Born in Aulac, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Albertha (Stiles) Smith. She is survived by daughters, Margaret Nichol (Robert), Cold Lake, Alta.; Meredith Brown (Bill), Halifax; Jacqueline Sexton, Thorold, Ont.; Joan Fife (Angus), Lakelands; Rosalie Pettigrew (Hughie), Lakelands; sons, Dennis, Annapolis Valley; David (P.J.), Albert (Barb), all of Lakelands; sisters, Freda Anderson, Surrey, B.C.; Clara Evans, Debert; brother, Robert, Tignish; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Garfield in 2007; a son, Herbert; a sister, Evelyn; brothers, Maxwell, Harvey, Kenny. Funeral service was held March 11, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Philip Scott officiating. Spring burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

SINGER, Ronald Lloyd- 71, Truro passed away March 9, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Gweneth (Stevens) Singer. Ronald enjoyed sports, fishing bass and especially watching his grandsons play hockey. He also loved vacationing in  Florida. He is survived  by his wife Donna (Goodwin);son, Greg (Becky), Truro; daughter, Kelly (Craig), Fraser, Debert; grandchildren, Matthew Jenner, Nicholas and Nathaniel Singer, Kourtney and Lindsay Fraser; father-in-law, Terrance Goodwin; sister-in-law, Cheryl  (Paul) Hominick; brothers-in-law, Larry (Barbara) Goodwin, Duane (Trudy) Goodwin; several nieces and nephews. Beside his parents, he was predeceased by brother, Gilmore. Funeral service was heldMarch 12 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Natasha DeVito officiating. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

CLARKE, Hugh E. – 84, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late George and Fauline (Yorke) Clarke. Hugh was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a life member of Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro and Branch #258, Toronto. He is survived by his companion, June; a son, Lawrence "Larry" (Susan), Oshawa, Ont.; 4 grandchildren, Christopher Thompson (Alexis), Scarborough, Ont.; Donna Clarke (Henry), Cold Lake, Alta.; Elaine Clarke (Mike), Haliburton, Ont.; Jennifer Clarke, Oshawa; 3 great grandchildren, Adam, Kaylee, Brady; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Charlotte "Floy" Mills; a daughter, Donna; a sister, Elenor; brothers, John, Roy "Red", George, Paul. A graveside service will be held in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Legion, Branch #45. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DOWE, Perry A. - Age 77, of Ward’s Brook, Cumberland County passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Ward’s Brook, he was a son of the late Perry and Marie (Allen) Dowe. Perry worked at the Wagstaff and Hatfield Shipyard in Port Greville for many years. He also worked with his brothers operating Dowe Brothers Contracting. Upon his retirement, he worked with his daughter at Durant’s Bottle and Recycling Depot in Parrsboro. Perry was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by daughters, Tanya Dowe (Bill Durant), Parrsboro; Heather Winters (Mike), New Prospect; Jessica Amon, Ward’s Brook; sisters, Leona Dowe, Vivian Duguay, both of Wards Brook; Ruby Crossman (Culton), Halifax; Marion Legere, Parrsboro; Althea Legere (Pat), Enfield; Faye George (Willie), Helen George (Johnny), all of Acton, Ont.; brothers, Allan (Judy Wheaton), Wards Brook; Kenny (Carol), Diligent River; grandchildren, Haley Winters (Landon Crowe), Valley; Claire Winters and Ava Winters, both of Halifax; Will Durant, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Donna McCulley in 1986; brothers, Sterling, Bill and Isaac. Funeral Service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, ParrsboroMarch 13, 2015, Rev. Dawn Léger officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Fox River at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WILE, Nancy Anne (Harrison) – 68, Fall River/Bass River. The passing occurred on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Q.E. II Infirmary, Halifax, N.S. Born in Springhill, N.S. she was the daughter of Audrey (Skidmore) Ryan and the late Cecil Harrison. Nancy was an outdoors enthusiast who enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening. She was the center of the family home and was also well known in the Bass River community for her excellent baking skills. Besides her mother, Nancy is survived by her son, Michael, Toronto; daughter, Marnie (Mel) Starrett, Fall River; four step-grandchildren, Melanie (Michelle), Amanda (Michael), Julia (Tim), and Scott; brother, Donald (Margie); many nieces and nephews; and her favorite four-legged companion "Pussy Cat" She was predeceased by her husband, Owen Wile, her father, Cecil Harrison and by step-fathers, Doug Rae and Donald Ryan; uncle, Douglas Skidmore. A memorial gathering was held March 22nd in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CONNORS, William J. "Bill" – 82, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Bernard and Kathleen (Warren) Connors. Bill was a self-employed contractor, specializing in carpet and cushion floor installation, as well as interior painting. Upon his retirement to the Parrsboro area, he was a most active volunteer sharing his expertise and hard work to numerous organizations. Bill was recognized with the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal for his volunteerism in the community. He was a long serving member of the Knights of Columbus, Minas Masonic Lodge No. 67, Parrsboro and was Past President of Legion Branch No. 45, Parrsboro. He is survived by his wife, Florence (Beaton) (Downs) Connors; a daughter, Shelly Hodgson (Scott), Porters Lake; a step-daughter, Louise Downs, Quebec; step-sons, Ronald Downs (Maureen), Enfield; Philip Downs (Robin), Lantz; sisters, Joan Stewart, Dartmouth; Judy Roberts (David), Two Islands; grandchildren, Laura Hodgson; Janna and Luke Connors; a great grandchild; 6 step-grandchildren, Lindsay and Michelle Downs, Enfield; Amelia and Myra Szczepanski, Quebec; Dylan and Evan Downs, Lantz. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie Milton; a son, David; brothers, Frank, Charles; a granddaughter, Sarah Jane. Funeral services will be held in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. Brigid’s Church, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BERRY, Cora L. – 92, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Ruth (McKim) Matheson. Cora’s life passion was caring for her beloved pets, as well as her flowers gardens. She is survived by a daughter, Elsie Glintz, Parrsboro; a son, Lambert (Pat), Winnipeg; a step-daughter, Jean Pinard, Elliott Lake, Ont.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Edison Turner; second husband, George Berry; a daughter, Elaine; sons Paul, Silvan; step-son, Curtis; sisters, Ida, Clara. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter, Amherst. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LANGILLE, Susanna "Virginia" (Murray) – 100, Bass River, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 25, 2015 in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Economy she was the daughter of the late Lyman and Bessie (Ford) Murray. Virginia loved gardening and worked in them whenever she could. Music was always in the home where she was busy raising five children with Lawrence. She served with the Upper Economy Home and School and was involved with the Women’s Institute. She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Wendall) Sabean, Five Islands, Sharon (Ross) Burns, Jean (Harvey) Swallow, both of Bass River, Audrey (John) McFadden, Bracebridge, ON., Lyman "Les" (Donna), Stettler, AB.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; sister, Lucille Howard; brother, Gordon and step-brother, George Phillips. No visitation by request. A funeral service was held March 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Cory Somers officiating. Interment in the Bass River Baptist Cemetery in the spring. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


March 2015

WEBB, Garnet Dawson - 88, Bible Hill, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Westchester Station, he was a son of the late Earle and Margaret (Moore) Webb. Garnet was employed at Domtar Chemicals for 41 years. He is survived by his wife of 66 years,  Jeanetta Emiline (VanBuskirk) Webb; sons, Jim (Rita), Bible Hill, Lawrence "Larry" (Barb), Onslow Mountain; Rev. Carmen (Linda), Upper Cape, New Brunswick; daughters, Katherine Blakely (Rev. David), Ottawa, Ontario; Lynn Parsons (Kevin), Bible Hill; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Brown, Westchester; Joyce Langille, Green Oaks; Margaret Rushton, Westchester; brothers, Leon (Laverne), Westchester; Vaughan (Glenda), Sutherlands Lake; sister-in-law, Linda Webb, Westchester. He was predeceased by his brother, Carman Webb, Westchester; sisters, Kathleen and Wanetta, both of Westchester. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Scott Penner officiated. Spring interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCER, Roderick Leroy "Rod" – 70, Lower Truro, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at home. Born July 30, 1944, in Truro, he was a son of the late Minor and Laura (Chisholm) Spencer. Rod lived and worked in Portapique for many years before moving to Truro. Rod is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Lynda (Chuck), Brantford, Ontario; Lorri, Masstown; Heather, Dartmouth; Cheryl (Mike), Great Village; sons, Ronnie (Amanda), Belmont; Roddie, Truro; James (Daphne), Belmont; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Willard (Evelyn), Economy; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Arnold, Norman; sisters, Pearl, Bernice, Verna. Honouring his wishes, a private interment has taken place in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCER, Dell Othilda - 82, Glenholme, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Goldboro, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Blair) Myers. She is survived by her brother, Philip, Truro; step-children, Debbie and Danny; special friends, Marie McElhinney, Lower Debert; Pearl Davis, Truro. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold Warren Spencer; sisters Amy and Carolyn in infancy. Funeral service was held Monday, December 22, 2014, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Carol Gillard officiated. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HOWARD, Janet Bernice (Pettigrew) - 83, Economy, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Economy, she was a daughter of the late Osborne and Julia (Elliott) Pettigrew. She is survived by her son, Michael (Catherine), Economy; daughter, Sandra Howard-Ferreira (John), Kingston, Ontario; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Rector of Great Village; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Douglas Howard; son, Frank Douglas Howard; brothers, Frank, Royal, Robert Pettigrew; sister, Joan Bartlett. Funeral service was held Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at Economy United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituaries and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SIMPSON, Maynard Blanchard – 68, Economy, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was a son of the late Blanchard and Ena (Taylor) Simpson. Maynard is survived by his very proud wife, Susan (Taylor) Simpson; daughter, Kimberly, Halifax; sister-in-law, Heather Simpson, Cranbrook, British Columbia; nephew, James Simpson, British Columbia; many cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Nobel Simpson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, December 27, 2014, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Interment was held in Economy Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LANE, Clifford Maxwell, 93, passed away at his home in Portaupique on December 24, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Born in Londonderry Station on June 12, 1921, he was the son of the late Bertram and Alberta (Toole) Lane. He is survived by his loving wife, Emily (Roberts); step-daughters, Barbara (Darrell) Works and Rosemary Swanson; sisters, Georgie (Myles) Rushton and Beulah (the late Rex) Trask; five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace (Hayman) Lane; stepson, Kim Swanson; sisters, Marjorie (Rolfe) Hayward, Evelyn and Lillian; brother, Keith (Helen); brothers-in law, Rolfe Hayward and Rex Trask. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, and will be announced at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPICER, Gwendolyn A. "Gwen" – 89, of Spencer’s Island passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Chignecto Manor, Advocate Harbour. Born in Moncton, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Ethel (Burgess) Wilson. Gwen was a graduate of Moncton High School, the Royal Victoria Training School, Montreal and McGill University School of Nursing. She was a nurse for 32 years with the Victorian Order of Nurses, Montreal, the New Brunswick Association of Registered Nurses as an Executive Secretary, and as a teacher in the Nursing Schools of Moncton Hospital and the University of Ottawa. She retired in 1978. She moved with her husband to Spencer’s Island in 1979. She is survived by a son, Neil (Sue Ann), Nepean, Ont.; a step-daughter, Linda MacDonald, Calgary, Alta.; a step-son, John Spicer (Anne), Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Kaitlin Spicer, Ottawa, Ont.; Tara Spicer, England; step-grandchildren, Jennifer Spicer, Coronado Beach, Panama; Matthew MacDonald, Calgary, Alta. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley T. Spicer; a brother, Murray Wilson. A service of celebration for Gwen will be held at a later date. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MERSEREAU, Pearl Cynthia - 87, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in Briggs Corner, New Brunswick, she was a daughter of the late Freeman S. and Velma I. (Webber) Thompson. She is survived by sons, Rev. Cyril "Cy" Mersereau, Jordan Falls; Pastor Dana (Bonnie) Mersereau, Campobello Island, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Bethany, Lori, Ben, Colleen, Lisa and Susan; great grandchildren, Rachel, Adam, Caitlin; sisters, Arthura MacBeth and Glenna (Basil) Trail, Chipman; Gale Ender, Montreal; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; grandson, Paul; great granddaughter, Sarah; sister, Edna; brothers, Lester, Sterling, Carl. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Truro Heights United Baptist Church, Pastor Jerry Stearns officiated. Mrs. Mersereau was then transferred to Sunbury Funeral Home, Fredericton Junction, where a second funeral service was held Sunday, February 1, 2015, officiated by her sons, Reverend Cy Mersereau and Pastor Dana Mersereau. Spring interment in Gladstone Cemetery, Fredericton Junction. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RECTOR, Wallace D. – 74, of Apple River, Cumberland County passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Hubert and Ada (Parker) Rector. He was a retired lumberman. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Hirtle; a daughter, Kim MacLellan (Tom), Apple River; a son, Bernard (Shelley), Clarence, Annapolis Co.; granddaughters, Kerstyn MacLellan, Apple River; Crystal Rector, Amherst; a brother, Harold (Myrna), Summerside, PEI; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia; a brother, Johnny. Funeral service was held 2February 2, 2015 at the Apple River Baptist Church, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ATKINSON, Frank Watt – 81 of Truro, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Jacquet River, N.B. December 29, 1933 he was the son of the late Earle and Ella (Watt) Atkinson. Frank enjoyed time with his family at his favorite place, "the camp" on Taylor Lake in Earltown, N.S. Frank was well known in the tire industry. He started working in the early 1950’s. His career began in Truro at Andy’s Tire Shop. He later left in 1973 to start A & B Tires LTD with a partner in Lower Sackville, N.S. This led to the local business of A-1 Tires Limited in 1978 and joined in ownership in 1984 by his three sons to present date. He is survived by his wife, Florence G. (Wynn); three sons, Earle (Shelly), Ross (Sandra) and Joseph (Susan); grandchildren, Alisha, Alan, Matthew, Melissa and Bret. He was predeceased by sisters, Jean Allen and Helen Porter. By family request, there will be no visitation or service. Interment to take place at a later date at Robie Street Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DAVIS, Basil A., Jr. – Age 67, of Lower Five Islands passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late Basil and Evelyn (MacBurnie) Davis. Junior was a construction superintendent in the oil, gas, and pulp & paper industries, working primarily with MBB Power Services. He was particularly proud to have received his 50 year service pin from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Lodge 73. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, liked snowmobiling, four-wheeling, sports and enjoyed the companionship of his many friends and co-workers. Junior, with his son Terry, won the Canadian Ice Racing Federation - Snowmobile Drag Racing Championships in 2002. He was very proud of the community from which he came from, Five Islands, and was a tremendous ambassador for sharing all that this region had to offer. Junior’s greatest joy in life was his family, his children, grandchildren and the love of his life, Lynda whom he lost in 2010. He is survived by a daughter, Shauna Allen (Gordon), Greenfield; son, Terry (Lisa), Fort McMurray, Alta.; his grandchildren, Jessica Allen, Greenfield; Julia, Brady and Noah Davis, Truro; sisters, Debbie Murphy (Bob), Dartmouth; Helen Dunphy (Wayne), Onslow; Carol Canning (Dave Bailie), Calgary; Donna Davis, Parrsboro; Karen Davis, Parrsboro; brother, William (Doris), Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lynda; a grandson, Tyler in 2008. Funeral Service was held February 5, 2015 at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Allen Memorial Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HILTZ (Graham) (Desmond), Phyllis Mae - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Phyllis Mae Hiltz, age 98, at the Dartmouth General Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Born in Fox River, Cumberland County in 1916, she was the daughter of the late John and Dora (Yorke) Graham. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loyal friend; a lady of great faith. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family and friends. She will be forever missed. She is survived by daughter, Marlane "Molly" Hiltz; son, John (Peggy Guerin) Hiltz; grandsons, Trevor Stronge, Derek (Jennifer) Desmond; granddaughter, Michelle (Cory) Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Josh, and Brianna Desmond, and Kyleigh Mitchell; nephew, Dr. Earl (June) Baker and family; chosen family, Christine "Pebbles" Robinson, Judy Boucher, Tammy Baker, Michaela, Daniella, Joyce and Lucas Esmail. She was predeceased by husband, Cleniff "Ken" Hiltz; son, Vernon Desmond; daughters-in-law, Brenda Desmond and Annie Hiltz; sisters, Kathleen "Kay" Baker, Georgina Atkinson and Vera Kitchens. A Celebration of Life was held February 14, 2015 at Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church, 17 Peter Court, Mineville, Pastor Frank Kohler officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Interment in Grace United Cemetery in Port Greville at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, Grace United Church, Port Greville, or to Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BENNETT, Elizabeth H. "Betty" - It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the peaceful goodbye of our mother, Elizabeth "Betty" (MacAloney) Bennett on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 following a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Fraserville in 1934, she was the daughter of Charles "Edward" and Sophia "Madeline" (Crossman) MacAloney. Mom was a devoted mother, grandmother, and caregiver to many, always an open door to whoever needed a friend, meal or place to stay. She began her working days as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, moved to Parrsboro and worked various jobs until becoming a hairdresser which she loved for over 30 years, often going above and beyond the hairdo, providing lunches and snacks, running errands, giving drives, and even taking her cape and rollers on house calls for special occasions or when people could not come to her. She loved to bake and cook, quilt, sew, and knit, do jigsaw puzzles, go for drives, watch PBS concerts, Blue Jays in the summer, Leafs in the winter, and sitting on her verandah looking out at the beautiful view of the water, surrounded by family and her "grandkitties and granddoggies." Mom will be missed by daughters, Sherry Bennett, Parrsboro; Shelley Bennett-Chambers (John), Stratford, PEI; and PJ Ripley (David), Lakelands; chosen son, Dwight Patterson (Sheri), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Jillian and Drew Chambers, Megan and Anna Ripley; Dwight’s children, Eric and Brett Patterson, and his grandchildren Cayden and Kate Patterson; brothers, Cleyle (Lottie) MacAloney and Bernell (Carolyn) MacAloney; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CARDE, Sydney James "Jim" - 82, Bass River, slipped away after his long struggle with his family by his side on Friday, February 6, 2015. Jimmie was born August 2, 1932 in Bass River to the late Lester and Winnie Carde. He is survived by sisters, Marie McElhinney and Doreen (Glenn) Putnam; nieces and nephews, Donnie, Patti (Archie), Brandon and Gail (Collin); many close friends and family members. He was predeceased by sisters and brother, Frances, Joyce and Leo (Doris); brothers-in-law, Art and Earl (Frances). Jimmie was a friend to all he met throughout his life. He was proud of his past work at Dominion Chair. In later years he was a member of the Canadian Council of the Blind, Truro’s Blind Bowlers and the Disabled Consumer Society of Truro. By his request there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held in the spring. We would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Rowe, staff of the VON, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, Colchester East Hants Health Centre and the Palliative Care Team. If desired, donations may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com 

BATES, Audrey L. – Age 83, of Halifax, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The Sagewood, Lower Sackville with her family by her side. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Harold "Skip" and Alice (Sherman) Yorke. Married at 15 to her beloved Frank, she spent most of her early life living in Ontario, where she raised two sons. When life brought them home to Nova Scotia, they remained in Dartmouth until Frank's retirement. They became "snowbirds" for the next ten years with Parrsboro as their home base. Audrey is survived by her sons, Frank, Jr. (Susan), Masham, Que.; Jeffrey (Sheila), Halfway River; grandchildren, John, Kim, Joy and Barry; 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Mitchell, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; a sister Peggy; a brother, Harold, Jr. "Skip". A graveside service will be held at St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BENJAMIN, Susan D. – Age 51, of Port Greville passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Victoria, B.C., she was a daughter of the late Williard and Beatrice (Rose) Losier. Although she lived in Halifax for many years, Susan moved to Port Greville several years ago, a place she discovered during many camping trips to the area. She owned and operated the Port Greville Country Market. She loved the outdoors, particularly flounder fishing and four wheeling, but most of all spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Terry; a daughter, Stephanie (Stephen O’Brien), Mount Pearl, Nfld; two sons, Michael (Danielle Letourneau), Halifax; Jamie, Port Greville; a sister, Sherri, Halifax; a brother, James, Halifax; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of her life was held February 15, 2015 at the F.P.W. Community Hall in Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ROODE, Margaret Doris – Onslow Mountain. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Margie on Monday, February 9, 2015, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Born on July 9, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Joyce (Smith) MacIntosh of Waternish, Guysbrough Co. She was a longtime employee of the Province of Nova Scotia, having held the position of Registrar of Deeds and Probate in Sherbrooke and Guysbrough until her retirement in 2006. She is survived by her husband, Terry, Onslow Mountain; brother, Gordon (Susan) MacIntosh, Waternish; sisters, Arlene (Vernon) Bingley, Fisherman’s Harbour, Joan (Chuck) Parker, Elmsdale; nieces, Cara, Kenda and Kelsey, great-nephew, Carson and great-niece, Sadie; brothers-in-law, Frank (Joanne) Roode, Dartmouth, Jeffrey (Gail) Roode, Masstown; sister-in-law, Anne Laur, Aylmer, Ontario and their families. She was predeceased by twin nieces Haley and Hope; father and mother-in-law, the late Ellis and Alice Roode and brother-in-law, Ralph Laur. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Courtney Smith and Dr. John Henderson, Sue Gibbon, coordinator of Palliative Care, nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit, V.O.N. and Homecare Services. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. In keeping with the family’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral service was be held February 17 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Private burial will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Margie may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PYNN, Malcolm Ross – 86, Staples Brook Road, Belmont, N.S. passed away February 15, 2015 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Londonderry he was the son of the late William and Pearl (King) Pynn of Newfoundland. He began working with McCully and Soy at the age of fourteen and continued for 42 years as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed working in his shop, planting his garden and cutting his winter’s wood. He always had an animal or two which he loved to care for. Ross was always willing to help those in need. He also enjoyed taking special trips with his buddies, Reg, Cliff and Jerry. He is survived by his soulmate of  28 years, Marie Miller; daughters, Kay Rose, (Maggie Bondy), Bible Hill, Mary Gerdson, (Thomas Quigley), Great Village, Louise (George) Leil, Bible Hill,  Pearl (Arthur) Oakley, Dartmouth, Holly (Terry) Bown, Belmont; stepdaughter, Charlene (Brandon) Hayman, Tatamagouche; sister, Henrietta "Hett" Morrisey, Debert; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by son, Ronald in infancy; sisters, Aletha "Lett" Rushton, Erma Morrisey; brother, Murray and special granddaughter, Courtney Brown. Cremation has taken place. There was no visitation or service. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BLACKIE, Ian George - 58, of Debert, began the next leg of his journey, peacefully at home with his wife, on Monday February 16, 2015. Ian was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and boss. He was a successful entrepreneur, owning and operating Ian Blackie Construction Ltd. for over thirty years. Ian was a hunter and fisherman extraordinaire, travelling to Newfoundland and Cape Breton and Wallace Bay to hunt moose, deer, ducks; to Saskatchewan hunting snow geese; and to Alaska to fish, although he had to catch and release much to his chagrin. Ian loved his dogs, Emma and Sadie, and often took Emma with him in the truck. Ian is survived by loving wife of thirty seven years, Betty (Lockhart), and his children, Michelle (Tim) Rushton, Mandy (Wayne Higgins) Blackie, and George (Erin Densmore) Blackie. "Gramp" will be missed by Kurtlin Rushton, Joshua Blackie, Nicole and Austin Higgins, Cooper and Carson Blackie. Ian is also survived by his brother, David (Debbie) Blackie; his sisters, Darlene (Eldon) MacNeill, and Joanne Nolet; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ian was predeceased by his father and mother, George Blackie and Marjorie Blackie Stevens; his step father, Wilfrid Stevens, his sister, Nancy Alstrup, his brother-in- law, Ron Nolet, and his mother-in-law, Lois Lockhart. No visitation by request. Memorial service was held February 20 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev.Connie McNamara officiating. Donations in Ian's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, or any charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GORMLEY, Edward Douglas "Eddy" – 59, Bass River. It is with heavy hearts that we announce Eddy’s passing on Monday, February 16, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 7, 1955, in Halifax, Eddy was a son of the late Clarence "Pop" and Gladys (Young) Gormley. Eddy was the beloved husband of Kelly Hartling; cherished father of Darcey (Gormley) Garrington (Kevin Garrington), Rhiannon McNair (Jamie Holmes), Josh McNair, Jason Gormley; Grampie to seven wonderful grandchildren, Michael and Sophie Garrington, Dalton Atkinson, Blake Morton and Carter, Dustin and Reese McNair; baby brother to Curtis (Kate) Gormley, Geraldine Trites, Betty (Robert) Hill, Owen Gormley (Tammy Lee Mealey-Logel) and will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. As Eddy was such a private man, there will be a small gathering for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GUILDERSON, Donald J. – Age 69, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Leo and Genevieve (Parker) Guilderson. He is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne Smith; a daughter, Angela Colborne (Lyndon Cooper), Parrsboro; a son, Trevor (Tanya), Halifax; brothers, Albert (Ruth), Amherst; Clarence (Fran), Campbell River, B.C.; Patrick (Donna), Masstown; seven grandchildren, Jesse (Shelby), Quinn, Brady and Jackson Colborne; Rebecca, Darren (Rebecca) and Tayah Guilderson; a great granddaughter, Violet Guilderson; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Joan in infancy. There will be no visitation by request. Funeral service was held February 20, 2015 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Philip Scott officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ARMSTRONG, David Edward – 75, Truro. With great sadness, we announce the passing of David Edward Armstrong, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Charlie and Annie (Hayman) Armstrong. David is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Tillie; son, Scott (Tammy); daughters, Anne Armstrong (Kevin Fraser), Sarah (Glen) Terfry, Martha (Winston) Brown; brother, Charles "Skip" (Patricia); cousins, Bunny Hayman, Mary Walsh, Jean Caldwell, Marg Wiechie, Janet Dudones; several special nieces and nephews. He was the loving grandfather to Matthew, Brooklyn, Thomas, Alicia, Allie, Jared, Caitlyn and Alicia. A graduate of Acadia University (’60), he was a successful businessman, serving as Vice-President and President of the family business, C.D. Armstrong Insurance Ltd. for 50 years, retiring in May 2014. He was a well-known and respected member of the community and served as Chairman of the local YMCA, member of the Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation and Chair of the CCAA National Basketball Championship Committee. David was a loyal volunteer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia and the Conservative Party of Canada. A gifted athlete, he excelled in basketball and played for both the Acadia University Varsity Basketball Team (’57-‘60) and the "legendary" Thunderbirds. A Truro resident his entire life, David gave back to the community as a strong supporter of minor sports programs as a coach, sponsor, organizer and fan. Funeral service was held February 22, 2015 at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiating. 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 David’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

February 2015

 

HEGAN, Fern Eileen - Age 79 of Victoria, B.C. passed away peacefully January 1, 2015 in Gorge Road Hospital. Born in Londonderry, N.S. she was the daughter of the late Harold (Pat) and Ellen Miller (Fountain). Fern is survived by her husband of 61 years, Arthur Hegan of Bass River, children Leigh (Doreen) Hegan and Heather (Steve) Meadows and 2 grandchildren Karyn (John) Tanaka and Lorne Hegan and one great grandchild Midori. She is also survived by sisters Elaine (Jim) MacKinnon, Shirley (Doug) Cooke, Audrey (Logan) Spencer and brothers Wilfred (Fronz) Miller and Glen (Dennise) Miller. Fern spent her younger years in Londonderry before moving to B.C. In her later years, Fern dearly loved her many visits to Nova Scotia and the precious time that she and Art spent at their cottage at Five Houses.

BAKKER, Trent Curtis – age 19, Onslow Mountain Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Trent ‘s passions included hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, tinkering in the garage and welding with his friends, co-workers and Uncle Steve at Portable Welders. There were so many special people in Trent’s life we couldn’t possibly name them all without writing a book. But you know who you are! Born in Truro, he was a son of Rick and Rhonda (Hingley) Bakker. Besides his parents, Trent is survived by his brother and best friend, Jake, Onslow Mountain; the love of his life and soul mate, Kristen MacPhee, Truro Heights; Nick Crowell, Trent’s best friend and like a son to his parents, East Mountain; paternal grandparents, Bob and Vera Bakker, Truro; maternal grandparents, Gary and Beatrice Hingley, Bible Hill; Uncle "D" (Darren), Uncle Steve, Uncle Kevin and families; Aunt Karen and family. He will be sadly missed by his best four-legged friend, Buzz. A time to celebrate Trent’s life was held December 20 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. On-line condolences may be made to www.colchestercommunity.com

MURRAY, Robert Reid "Bob" – 95, Truro passed away at home on December 15, 2014. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Olding and Jean (Reid) Murray. He was educated at the University of New Brunswick and graduated in 1941 with B.Sc. in Forestry. He then immediately went overseas where he served as Second Lieutenant with the Corp. of Forestry Engineers. Bob worked many years in the forestry industry in Nova Scotia and finished his career at Scott Paper serving as Woodlands Manager and Vice-President until retiring in 1981. After retirement he was a co-founder of MacTara Lumber, Middle Musquodoboit. Bob was inducted into the N.S. Forestry Hall of Fame in 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty; sons, Mac (Marylew), Pomquet, Don, Fredericton, Michael (Roya), Truro; grandchildren, Ritchie, Duncan, Peter, Mike, Sarah, Robynne, Nick, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Aiden, Wil, Molly, Callie, Emerson, Elliott. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Joan Scott. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service at his request. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

WIITA, D. Aileen – 94, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Centennial Villa, Amherst with her daughter, Wendy by her side. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Elsie (Hatfield) Clarke. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Aileen worked for General Electric in Barrie, Ontario for many years. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed entertaining, and was an avid traveler. She is survived by a daughter, Wendy Roberts, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Sherry Roberts, Truro; Pat Welton, New Prospect; Barb Tennant, Parrsboro; Ronnie Roberts, Moose River; great grandchildren, Chris Harrison; Jeffery Roberts; Cody, Luke and Ethan Welton; Tylor and Madison Tennant; Ally Roberts; great-great-grandchildren, Chase and Sadie Harrison; Michaela Roberts; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Hurrie in 1944; her second husband, Henry Wiita in 2003; sisters, Mary Guthreau, Nellie Snowden; brothers, Edson and John; grandson, Michael. Funeral service was held December 19, 2014 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FULTON, Marguerite - Age 88, of Parrsboro passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan with family by her side. Born in Parrsboro Roads, she was a daughter of the late Bernard and Julia (Bennett) Willigar. She is survived by daughters, Mary Babineau (Allan), Ruth McCully (Charles), Darlene Harroun, all of Parrsboro; Dorothy Logan, West Brook; sons, Earl, Murray Jr., John (Martha Terfry) and David (Cathy), all of Parrsboro; a brother, Nelson, Amherst; 20 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Murray in 1990; a sister, Annabelle; brothers, Aubrey, Raymond, Ralston, Lyman; son in law, Charles Logan. Funeral service was held December 29, 2014 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Presbyterian Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DOYLE, Corenne Nan – 72, Salmon River - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, sister, companion, grandmother, great-grandmother on Thursday, January 8, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born July 4, 1942 in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Lambert Jr. and Edith (Stiles) MacDonald. She was a member of the Valley United Church and the Salmon River Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary and past president. She worked as a secretary, accounts payable for Eastern Transport, then became Terminal Manager for CN Route for several years. Before retirement she worked in Accounts Payable for Peter Kohler Windows. She will be sadly missed by her lifelong friend, Marilyn Watson and neighbor Ronda Smith. Corenne is survived by her companion of 27 years, George Faulkner; daughters, Dawn-Leigh (Michael) Doyle, Vicki Doyle; son, John (Sherry); sister, Delta-Ann (Mike) Clark; grandchildren, Cory, Lindsay, Ashley, Brittney, Benjamin, Jacob, Olivia; great grandson, Noah; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Donald "Ducky" Doyle; brothers, Wayne (in infancy), David; sister, Myrna. Funeral service was held January 11 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with nephew, Rev. Tim MacDonald officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SCHMITT, Michael "Mike" Cairns , 44, of Bible Hill passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Mike was born on December 2, 1970 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. He was the son of Margaret (Henderson) Schmitt and the late Lothar Schmitt. Survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Karyn MacKinnon; their children Julia Schmitt, Brody Schmitt, and Brayden Schmitt. Mother Margie, Sisters Linda (David) Charbonneau (Hammonds Plains), Tanya (Scott) Boone (Yellowknife). Parents-in-law, Jim and Elaine MacKinnon (Truro); and sister-in-law, Jill (Koko) Gillis (Guelph); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents John Cairns and Bertha (Lowden) Henderson; paternal grandparents Heinrich and Berta Schmitt of Germany; father Lothar and an infant brother John Mark. Mike worked as Operations Manager for the Tim Hortons Warehouse in Debert for 20 years. Mike was passionate about hockey, whether that be coaching or watching. Mike loved coaching minor hockey and gave countless hours to the sport. He believed in making players better people not just better hockey players. The family wishes to thank some extraordinary people for their support and care over the past 18 months; VON's Marilyn MacKeen and Michelle Maillet; Raj Makkar; his special ladies of the chemo unit, Dr. Michael Murray's office and the staff of Bible Hill Village Pharmacy. Special thanks to Dr. Smith & Dr. Rowe, the Palliative Care and Hospice team for their genuine sincere care given. Funeral service was held January 17th at the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

LETCHER, Edward Arnold – 65, Truro and formerly of Wentworth Valley passed away peacefully on January 16, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro with his wife and family members by his side. Born June 25, 1949 in Truro, he was the son of Doris Letcher and the late Alonza Letcher. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Violetta Blair; sisters, Dianne (Bob Ring); Karen (Clayton Newcombe), Shannon Letcher and Peggy (Winston Patriquin); three stepchildren, Randy (Lisa), Lolita (Leander), Juanita (Tony); many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Ed (Papa) as he was lovingly known had a passion for music and a beautiful singing voice. A small family and close friends service was held January 22 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Robert Ring officiating. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

MacALEESE, Roberta A. "Midge" - 75, of Parrsboro passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Infirmary Site, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax surrounded by her loved ones. Born in New Prospect, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lavenia (Fife) MacAleese. Midge was a graduate of the Nova Scotia Hospital School of Nursing, and was very proud of her long and dedicated career as a nurse. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, baking, gardening, her church and work with the A.C.W., church teas, going to yard sales with her best friend, Shirley Brown, singing and playing music with her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Mark Trembley (Jodie), Beaver Bank; sisters, Muriel Goodwin-Butts (Fred), Dartmouth; Myrna MacBurnie (Trueman), Five Islands; Marion MacAleese (Dr. Edward Ross), Halifax; brothers, Michael (Marilyn), Parrsboro; Wilson "Tooter", Dutch Settlement; Allan "Ebby" (Jackie), Bracebridge, Ont.; Kevin (Mandy), Lower Sackville; granddaughter, Allison Trembley, Halifax; goddaughter, Jacquelyn Lucas, Halifax; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by an infant sister, Mona; brothers, Robert, Wyman "Jake" and Allison "Bubber". Funeral service was held January 23, 2015 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in church cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE, Clayton T. – 90, of Halifax, and formerly of Wharton, Cumberland County passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the VG Site, QEII, Halifax surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wharton, he was a son of the late Harry and Gertrude (Yorke) Yorke. Clayton worked with Maritime Tel and Tel for 37 years, retiring in 1981. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling and helping with church suppers. He was a life member of St. Paul’s United Church, Spryfield. He is survived by his wife, Christena "Chrissie" (Manuge) Yorke; a daughter, Susan "Sue" (Les) Moulton, Halifax; sisters, Helen Terfry, Diligent River; Madeline Terfry, Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Marion, Doris; brothers, Basil, Hilton, Lorway. Visitation noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service will follow at 2 pm, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


January 2015

STODDART, C. Leighton, beloved husband, father, grandfather age 87, of Masstown, passed away peacefully at Colchester East Hants Health Center on November 23, 2014 with family at his side. Born at South Side, Shelburne County April 26, 1927, he was the son of the late James Harold and Isabelle Mae (Nickerson) Stoddart. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary (Wilson) Stoddart; daughters, Patricia (Gerald) Core, Carnegie, PA and Bonnie (Randy) Withrow, Bible Hill; son, Kendall Stoddart, Masstown; grandsons, Michael (Becka) Terry, Borden, ON; Jason (Kim) Withrow, Bedford; Cory (Julie) Withrow, Beechville; Kevin Stoddart, Baker Lake, NU and David (Ashley) Tunnillie, Kentville; granddaughters, Jennifer Terry, Kingston, ON; Kristi (Brian)Withrow, Petawawa, ON and Crystal (Vernon) Johnson, Truro;  son-in-law, Larry (Josephine) Terry, Cape Broyle, NL; daughter-in-law, Ruth Neevick, Baker Lake, NU; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. As well as his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Stanley, Alpheus, Lindsay, and George; sisters, Geneva and Evangeline; half-brothers, Alton, Angus and Myrvil Smith; half-sisters, Etta (Smith) Ross and Sadie Smith. Leighton moved to Truro in 1950 and worked for Caulfield Motors. In 1957 Leighton joined American Motors Canada Ltd. (AMC) as Atlantic Zone Parts & Service Manager, retiring in 1982. After retirement he lived in Barrington for a number of years, then later moved to Masstown. No visitation or funeral service according to his wishes. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBERTSON, James Douglas "Doug" – age 82, Truro passed away on Nov. 24, 2014 in Colchester East Hants Health Center. Born Dec. 24, 1931 he was a son of the late Chris and Alice (Lockhart) Robertson. At a very early age he went to live with his Uncle and Aunt, Norman and Belle (Lockhart) Waller who raised him on their farm in Lower Truro. Doug was a car salesman for many years with Willow Mercury/Casey Ford. For years he had his own contracting business. Later he opened his small candy business making fudge and hard candy varieties and again travelled the roads selling, right up until recently. Doug is survived by his wife Eleanor (MCCallum) of 63 years; son, Donnie, (Sharon), Truro; daughters, Janice (Dan) Wile, Waverley,  Wendy (Peter) Heckbert, Truro; grandchildren, Evan (Jennifer), Sarah (Warren), Jillian (Christopher), Corey, Scott (Amy), Kari (Ryan), Robbie and Morgan; great grandchildren, Hannah, Alexander, Gabriel, Ryder, Hunter and Kayla; brothers, Owen, Darrel, Ronnie, Roy; sister, Irma. Doug was predeceased by his son, Gary; brother, George; sister Mary. No visitation or service by request. Interment at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

RECTOR-AKERMAN, Audrey Leah (Newton)– 93, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. After a valiant battle against old age and in the presence of her daughter, Audrey's spirit was released Home to happily rejoin her departed family and friends, on Monday morning, November 24, 2014. Born June 21, 1921, in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and E. Maude (Yorke) Newton. Audrey spent her early years in Fox River and then moved to the USA with her parents where she began school and where her two sisters, Kathleen Rose and Lilyan Mae, were born. In 1928 her family returned to Economy where her mother died of TB. Audrey was then lovingly raised and guided by her Aunt Lila and Uncle Churchill Newton, along with her father and extended family. On her 18th birthday, she married her true love, H. Borden "Bordie" Rector; for 38 years they shared the ups and downs of life together. She lost Bordie on November 4, 1977, and remained a widow until June 12, 2010, when she married Harland B. Akerman at his beach cottage. She and Harland enjoyed travel, fishing and much laughter during their courtship and subsequent 20 months of marriage, ending with Harland's passing on February 12, 2012. Since then, Audrey has lived in long term care, first at Valley View Villa, Pictou County, then at Cedarstone, Truro, where she received excellent, loving care from staff at both facilities. Thank you to all, especially Lisa, Rebecca and Christine and also a special thank you to Gary and Colleen Newton. Despite the difficulties and grief she had in her life, Audrey kept a positive outlook and was well known for her quick wit and loving ways. She was a wonderful mother, friend and citizen. She was a lifetime member of Riverside United Church, Bass River, their UCW, and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, holding all levels of office, plus many other volunteer activities. A wonderful cook, an avid dancer and one born to entertain, she was the life of any party and was never happier than when surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Rector, Dartmouth; granddaughters, Kelly Rector, Woodstock, Ontario; Kimberly (Rick) Koch, St. Thomas, Ontario; great-grandchildren, Josh Rector, Tim Koch, Jessica Koch, all of St. Thomas, Ontario; sister, Lilyan M. Gadsby, Holland Landing, Ontario; nephews, David Gadsby, Craig (Laura) Gadsby, Glenn (Anne) Gadsby, and their children; brother-in-law, Vance Wilson; nephews, Greg Wilson, Dennis Wilson; niece, Lynette Wilson (Anne), Hamtown Corner, New Brunswick; several close cousins (Newton/Yorke) and stepchildren, Gail, David, Wayne (Akerman) and Iris, Juanita, Helen, Wayne (Roberts) and their families in Ontario and Quebec; former daughter-in-law, Sharon (Rector) Rogers, Oxford, and her sons, Corey and Karl (Andrea) Hansen; several grand-nieces/nephews (Archibald, Fillmore, Tramble and Carr families). Predeceased by her mother, Maude (Yorke) Newton (1928); father, Charlie Newton (1972); sons, Vaughn (1965) and Elston Rector (2012); first husband, Bordie Rector (1977); second husband, Harland Akerman (2012); sister, Kathleen R. Wilson (1992); uncle, Churchill (1984); aunt, Lila Newton (2005); brother-in-law, Albert Gadsby (2003); stepmother, Mildred (Colburne) Newton (1994). Arrangements entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held November 29, 2014, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Internment in Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. Donations in Audrey’s memory may be made to to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice are most welcome. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Audrey’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RIPLEY, Patricia Ann (Benoit), age 64, of Truro, passed away at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro on November 27, 2014. Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of Jessie (Delorey) and the late Frankie Benoit. Pat was passionate about her family — all 13 brothers and sisters as well as her husband, children, grandchildren — and her community. She is survived by her husband of 39 years William "Bill"; sons Christopher (Morgan), Truro; Matthew (Laura), Sackville, NB;  Devon, Truro; grandchildren,  Liam and Carmen; mother Jessie Benoit, Tracadie; brothers,  Gerard (Linda), Lower Sackville, Joey (Carmel), Port Hawkesbury, Jamey (Glenda), Tracadie, Tommy, Edmonton, Alta; sisters, Lorraine (Frank) McKeough, Linwood, Dianne (John) Burrill, Fall River, Teri (George) White, Tracadie, Janice DeCoste, Auld’s Cove, Valerie (Deverne) Rushton, Londonderry, Barbara (Kevin) MacAskill, Truro,  Michelle (Jonathan) Forrest, Grand Lake,  Joanne (David) Lindsay, Maple Ridge, BC; brother-in-law,  Daniel White, Monastery; and many much loved nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Frankie Benoit; sister, Brenda White  and nephew, Justin MacAskill  Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass was held December 2nd in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Burial will be at the parish cemetery in Tracadie, NS at a later date. Online condolences: www.colchestercommunity.com

McKINNON, Bonita Carolyn – 71, Middleton. It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden death at home of Bonita Carolyn MacKinnon on November 28, 2014. Bonnie was the daughter of the late Roderick & Mildred (Cox) MacKinnon. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth (Owen); niece, Heather (Jeff); great nieces, Amber McNutt and Tara Moxsom (Jeff) and their families. She was predeceased by her nephew, Roderick Langille. A graveside service will take place in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROSSMAN, Leonard L. – 73, of Diligent River passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Ward’s Brook, he was a son of the late Robert and Gladys (Boutilier) Crossman. Leonard was employed with Fina, later retiring from Petro Canada after more than 35 years’ service. He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie MacLeod; a daughter, Lorrie Weir (Mike), Moncton; a son, Robert (Lisa), Mt. Airy, MD; grandchildren, Michael, Timothy and Emma Weir, all of Moncton; Claire and Samuel, both of Mt. Airy. He was predeceased by a sister, Viola; brothers, Everett, Leslie and Welesley. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro on December 2, 2014, Pastor Philip Scott officiating. Burial in the Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RICHARDS, Patrick Hugh - 90, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 30, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Charlos Cove, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late Walter and Gertrude (Snyder) Richard. He was employed with Stanfield’s Ltd. for 36 years and also worked at the Truro Raceway for 20 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Truro and past member of the Bible Hill Fire Department. After retiring he did wood working which he loved. He is survived by daughter, Charlene (Todd) Tattrie, Onslow Mountain; grandson Adam Tattrie, Onslow Mountain, who he loved dearly and known to Adam as Grampie Pat; brothers, Stephen (Madalene), Donald (and friend Shirley), sister, Laura (and friend Murray), all of Truro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife the former Clarissa "Chris" (Hunt) Richards; brother, Billy Richard; sisters, Clara Dorian, Lockena Rath, Maude Henderson, Pauline MacKenzie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a prayer service was held Thursday, December 4, 2014, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BERRY, Marilyn J. – of Parrsboro went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 1, 2014 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Two Islands, she was the youngest daughter of the late Bill and Rebecca (Irving) Berry. Upon finishing school in Parrsboro, Marilyn left for Ontario and worked at Westclox in Peterborough. She later trained as a P.C.W. and upon completion worked at Pinehaven Estates, Halifax. She also worked in the hotel industry in Alberta for a number of years. She is survived by sisters, Roberta Feltrin, Dartmouth; Alice Smith (Robert), Dartmouth; brothers, Gregory, Dartmouth; Albert (Marilyn), Halifax; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Allan. There was no visitation. Funeral service was held December 6, 2014 at Highway Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Dewis Rector and Rev. Henry Devito officiating. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacDOUGALL, R. Lorne of Truro, Nova Scotia passed away December 4, 2014 at the age of 96. He was the eldest son of the late Ralph and May (Webb) MacDougall. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty); his siblings, Betty, Bob, Jean, Bill, and Lois; his sons, Ralph and Donald; and his grandson, Charlie. He is survived by his brother Ian (Joan) and sister Margaret Boudreau (Cyril); his children, Helen May Kennedy, John (Mary), Mary, Joe, Bill (Tanis), Chris (Karen), Bobb, Jamie (Tracey Earle), Greg (Jane Hazel), 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Lorne was raised in Halifax and joined Wilfred Burchell in the practice of law in Truro in 1944. He had a distinguished legal career, in particular in labour dispute resolution and as Chair of the Dairy Commissions in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He was a recipient of the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service from the Dalhousie Law School Alumni Association. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Truro since 1946. The family wish to thank Linda Ross and Margie Crossman for their dedication to Lorne and family for the last 10 years, the Palliative Care team, the VON Community Care workers and nurses. In particular, the family wishes to acknowledge the staff and lawyers of Burchell MacDougall, who enabled Lorne to attend his office until two weeks before his death. A funeral mass was held at Immaculate Conception Church on December 9, 2014. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

KENRICK, Helen (Mersereau) – 89, Townsview Estates, passed away December 5, 2014 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Helen was born in Traceyville, New Brunswick, and grew up in Blissville, New Brunswick. She was a daughter of Byron and Winnifred (Bunker) Mersereau. Helen is survived by her sons, Brian (Jane), Middle Stewiacke; Paul (Jackie), Debert; daughter, Ruth Woo, Orwigsburg, PA; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Dean); Beckie (Mike); Natalie (Craig); Ivan (Angie); Ben (Laurena); Amy (Anthony); Joseph; step-grandchildren, Nancy (Jason); Bobby (Rachael); 3 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; sister, Lillian Degner; brother, Dana. Funeral service was held Monday, December 8, 2014, at Brookfield Baptist Church, Pastor Eric MacKinnon officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HIRTLE, Howard V. – Age 67, of Advocate Harbour. With sadness we announce the passing of Howard V. Hirtle, dear father to Howard J. Hirtle (of Amherst). A longtime resident of Advocate Harbour, formerly of Apple River and for a few years having lived in Hamilton, Ont. Howard passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 7 at his home in Advocate Harbour in his 68th year. Born in Apple River, he was a son to Canis and Bernice (Anderson) Hirtle; brother to Alice (Wallace), Mary (Cecil), Kanis "Sonny" and Annie. Howard was predeceased by his brother, Wayne (Debbie) and a sister, Cavell (Vernon). Howard will be missed by his grandchildren, Morgan, Jordan; also, his nieces and nephews, Kim, Bernard, Tammy, Cindy, Darrell, Kanis, Brenda and Roseanne (predeceased); several cousins, great nieces and nephews; and by his former wife, Noreen; plus many friends. A celebration of Howard’s life was held at the Advocate Fire Hall December 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com or may be made directly by posting to son, Howie’s personal Facebook page.

McKENZIE, Muriel Ella - 87, Amherst, formerly of Truro, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Lorneville, on February 1, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Gertrude (Vance) Spence. She is survived by her children, Judy, Melvin, Victor (Dianna), Alberta; Glenn (Angie), Hugh, British Columbia; Vernon, Marvin, Saskatchewan; Brian (Carolyn), Ontario; Marilyn Adams (Curtis), Portapique, Patsy Smith (Kenny), Londonderry, Barb Bryanton (Stan), Bible Hill; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil McKenzie; son, Larry Spence; siblings, Dorothy (Lorne Whippee), Evelyn (Garnet Kaulback), Stanley, and Milford Spence. A graveside service will take place at a later date in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SLACK, L. Jean -  92, Debert, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro with her family at her side. Jean was born in East Mines; she was a daughter of the late Curno and Bertha (Roode) Reid. Jean loved to read and was always on top of current events. She loved company dropping by and liked to go for drives with Fran. Jean was a member of Debert Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary. Jean is survived by her son, Shane (Wanda), Debert ; grandsons Kyle (Dawn), Chris (Dalce),Brandon (Olivia), Lee (Jenn); great grandchildren Carrie and Erica; son in law, Harry McMurter, ON. She was predeceased by husband Joe; daughter Cheryl; grandson, Lennie; brothers Carl, Ulric and Ches. By Jean’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service. Spring interment in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Debert Fire Brigade. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to  Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


 

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