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November 2017

PEARSON, K. Bruce – 66, Valley. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, step father, brother and grandfather, Bruce Pearson, on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Beryl (Atkinson) Pearson. Bruce worked at Truro Daily News and retired as Advertising Manager and also enjoyed camping at Hidden Hilltop. Bruce is survived by his wife, Patti (Allen); step children, Sean (Mei) Murray, United Arab Emirates; Cyndy Murray, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Malehya Brooks-Murray, Haiden Murray-Smith; brothers, Harry (Cindy) Pearson, Bible Hill; Mark (Lois) Pearson, Masstown; nieces, Melanie (John) Buckler, Masstown; Tanya Pearson, Truro; nephews, Jason Pearson, Glenholme; Jeffrey Pearson, Halifax. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WORKS, Helen Mildred – 96, Truro - Mum passed away peacefully September 24, 2017 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Mum was born in Halifax, she grew up in Two Islands near Parrsboro. She was the daughter of the late Louis Bayers and Harriet Bardsley; stepdaughter of the late Leo Patterson. Survived by sons, Darrell (Barb), Londonderry, Raymond (Carolyn), Truro Heights, Brent, Belmont; daughters, Darlene (Winston Spicer), Debert, Heather, Belmont, Rosalie, Debert; son-in-law, Dale Powers; daughter-in-law, Sandra Works; adopted sister, Gina Clark, Green Hill. Gram thought the world of her 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Aunt Helen will also be missed by numerous nephews and nieces whom she adored. Predeceased by husband, Charles Albert, daughters, Marilyn Griffin, Myrna Powers; son, Lawrence; brothers, Mick and Pud; sisters, Gertie, Maggie and Marguerite in infancy. Mum spent the last five years at The Mira which she considered home. Special thanks to all her Mira family and staff at CEHHC. Also thanks to family physician Dr. Rafiq and Dr. Feltmate and the Colchester Community Funeral Home. Celebration of Life service was held September 29 at 2pm in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DICKIE, Anna Elizabeth - 83, Truro, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Selma, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Archibald) Whidden. Anna and her husband Peter owned and operated Glooscap Farms, Lower Onslow. She is survived by her sons, Tony (Gail), East Mountain; David (Karen), Masstown; grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Matthew, Thomas; great-grandson, Ethan; brother, Ross (Vicki), St. Catharine’s, Ontario; sister, Joan Johnson, Mattatall Lake; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband, Peter Edwin Dickie; sister, Alice. Interment will take place at a later date in Onslow Clarke Cemetery, Lower Onslow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SWAN, Charles Seldon, aged 69 of Truro, passed away suddenly at home on September 26, 2017. Charlie was born in Springhill, NS, the only son of Margaret (Hayes) Swan. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Victoria (Langille Rines); his two sons, Mike (Tanya), Bible Hill; and Tim (Becky), Hilden; stepchildren Gordon Rines (Brenda Bond), Riverside Corner; Diana Rines (Stanley Purvis), South Rawdon; and Billy Rines (Darlene Rines), Rawdon Gold Mines; his pride and joy - his grandchildren, Chris, Chelsey, Jacob, Aethan and Ashlie Swan (Dylan Schofield); Liam Swan, Bailey Clark; and Jessica Rines; great grandchildren, Chloe and Owen Schofield. Charlie will also be missed dearly by his feline companion, Oscar. Charlie’s working life began with the Canadian Armed Forces as a member of the Air Force, later the Militia, and a stint on the patrol vessel, Quest. In civilian life, he worked for Robb Engineering as a sandblaster, before turning to the painting trade, working for various companies as well as himself. For the last many years until his retirement, Charlie was an employee of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Charlie was a grateful and active member of AA (Sunday Morning Breakfast Group) for nearly 32 years, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, Truro. Charlie will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit and the unconditional love for and pride he took in his family. A memorial service was held at Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St., Truro October 2, 2017 with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. The family thanks everyone for their expressions of kindness during this difficult time. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CREELMAN, Ronald Edward "Ron" – 70, Hilden, Colchester County. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Ronald Edward "Ron" Creelman, at home, surrounded by family, after a brief but very courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Ron was born in Brookfield and was the son of the late C. Edward and Nathalie (Crockett) Creelman. Ron was a graduate of Maritime Forest Ranger School in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He spent his career at Brookfield Lumber where he ran a lumber mill, building supply store, woodlands and blueberry operations. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Susan (Dalrymple); his daughters, Jan Johnson and Margo (Darcy) Merryweather; six grandchildren, Ben, Kate and Luke Johnson and Matthew, Sarah and Peter Merryweather; sister, Lynne (Larry) Kennedy and family. Celebration of Ron’s life was held Thursday October 5, 2017, at Best Western Glengarry (MacDonald Room), 150 Willow Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCER, David Loran - 78, Truro, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in The Mira Long Term Care Center, Truro. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Loran and Elizabeth (Heighton) Spencer. David worked for many years for the Department of National Defence in Dartmouth at the Ammunition Depot. He loved to play chess and also loved his music. He is survived by his sister, Delores Lynds, Onslow Mountain; brother, Douglas (Nora), Truro; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, October 7, 2017, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Saint James Anglican Church Cemetery, Pictou. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ALLEN, Ronald E. "Dooger" – Age 59, of Five Islands passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Donald and Eleanor (Stonehouse) Allen. He is survived by a sister, Heather Shaw, Truro; brothers, Glendon (Hilda Cox), Gerald (Theresa Dowe), all of Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held October 10, 2017 at the Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Five Islands Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCLEAN, Edward "Lawrence" - We regret to announce the passing of Edward "Lawrence" McLean, 76 of Belmont, Colchester County which occurred on Friday, October 6, 2017, in Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born on November 11, 1940 in Halifax, he grew up in Lakeview and was the son of the late Harold Hanson and Ella (Canavan) McLean. He worked all his life as a carpenter, the last 20 years before retirement at I.M.P. In his younger years Lawrence enjoyed playing the violin and won several competitions. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Evelyn (Jennings) McLean and children Dwight (Heather) McLean and their children David, Eric, Trevor and Megan; Edna (Brian) Newcombe and their children Leah, Evan and Ryan; Ruth Ann (Graham) Knap and their children Emily and Victoria. Siblings Keith (Barbara) McLean, Seward (Elva) McLean, Joyce (Bill) Sheridan; sisters-in-law, Margaret Jennings, Carol Richardson; brothers-in-law Edwin (Roberta) Jennings, Byron (Sally) Jennings as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Ronald and brother-in-law Stan Richardson. There was no visitation by family request. A Funeral Service was held October 12, 2017 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Burial in Belmont Cemetery. If desired donations in Lawrence’s memory may be made to the VON or Trinity United Church, Onslow. Family would like to express their gratitude towards the staff at Vimy Court for all the care and support Lawrence received. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

JOHNSON, Alden Melville - 82, Portapique, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in East Village, he was the youngest son of the late Arthur and Alice (Slack) Johnson. Alden was a well-known electrician in the surrounding area and was a former resident of Great Village and Truro before his retirement. He is survived by sons, James, East Mines; Kelly (Karen), Glenholme; Bryson, Stokholm, Sweden; grandchildren, Sarah, Jeffrey Noah; sister-in-law, Bertha Johnson (Late Ivan), Londonderry; brother-in-law, Robert Hughes, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Private family interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEGGE, Donald Keith "B.F.D." – 68, Truro, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, October 12, 2017, at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Keith and Thelma (Acker) Legge. Donnie was president of AJ Walker and Son until his retirement in 2003. Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan (Black); children, Patrick (Jill), Shortts Lake; Levi (Amanda), Stewiacke; Mackie (Michelle Hutt), Onslow; Zoë (Stewart) Dowe, Debert; grandchildren, Lucas, Connor, Cordelle, Ryley, Riley, Max, Zachary, Liam, Bridget, Colin, Emmeline; parents-in-law, Gordon and Joan Slack, Debert; sister, Carole (Howard) Phee, Ontario; sister-in-law, Josie (Gerald) Babineau, Debert; brothers-in-law, Gary Black, Debert; Joe (Toby) Slack, Little Dyke; nieces and nephews, Yan, Melodie, Lacey, Jenna, Keith, Olivia, Alec. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Warren. Celebration of Donnie’s life was held Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Best Western Glengarry (MacDonald Room), 150 Willow Street, Truro. Private family funeral service was held. Arrangements have been  entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COLE, Gladys R. – Age 86, of New Minas and formerly of  Advocate Harbour passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax surrounded by family. Born in Port Greville, she was a daughter of the late Earle and Adella (Canning) Wasson. Gladys had a 27 year career at Camp Hill Hospital. She began as a student in the certified nursing assistant program. Later she became a respiratory therapist. She was head of the department in her last years with the Hospital. Upon retirement, Gladys and Walton moved to the Annapolis Valley. They enjoyed winters in Thonotasassa, Florida and summers camping with the High Tide Drifters camping club. They hosted weekend campouts at their home in Black Rock, in a direct line of sight across the bay to their beloved Advocate. Gladys lived her last year and a half at Arborstone Enhanced Care facility, where she was affectionately known as Glady and was admired for her gentle nature and radiant smile. She is survived by daughters, Brenda Burchell, Bedford; Amy Melanson, Salt Spring Island, B.C.; 5 grandchildren, Jessica Burchell, Steven Melanson (Nicole), David Melanson, Jimmy Melanson (Kerrie), Nikki Heaton (David); 2 great-grandsons, Keiran, Cael; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walton in 2014;  sisters, Annie, Ethel, Doris, Ruth, Lillian. Funeral service was held October 27, 2017 at the Advocate Baptist Church with Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Catheryne Meehan; the amazing staff of the third floor, and the Recreation Department of Arborstone. The loving care and exceptional music program brought back to life a spirit that had faltered with the passage of time. Mom/Grammie will be desperately missed by Brenda and Jessica for whom she was an integral part of daily life for many years. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of Arborstone Enhanced Care. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

Hazel-Nickerson, Eugena R. ‘Jean’ – Age 74, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spencer’s Island, she was the daughter of the late Spicer and Mae (Stronge) Hazel. She is survived by daughters, Cheryl Stewart (Angus), Parrsboro; Sandra Lapointe (Jason), Dieppe; Mary Farren, Kelly’s Cove; step-daughter, Jessica Rondeau, Yarmouth; sisters, Joyce Snow, Saint John; Lois Allen, Parrsboro; brother, Clifford "Buck", Spencer’s Island; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lori; a sister, Dianne; brothers, Glen, Robert, Rupert. Funeral services was held October 30, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Henry DeVito officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Highway Pentecostal Church, Parrsboro. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HENWOOD, A. Alan "Allie" - Age 75, of Bass River and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away peacefully at home on October 28, 2017. Born in Springhill, he was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Helen (Choisnet) Henwood. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his partner, Linda Earle, Stephenville, Nfld.; daughters, Janice Henwood (Keith Mulvihill), St. Thomas, Ont.; Carol Henwood-Allen, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Cole, Janai, Erykah, Olivia, Kian; brother, Bruce Henwood (Sylvia Pettis), Parrsboro; sister, Marion Choisnet, Parrsboro; nephews, Chris Henwood (Nicole), Lawrencetown; Jeff Henwood (Tina), Toronto, Ont. Allie set out on his own at the young age of 16, and was never afraid to take on new challenges in work or in life. As a result, he accumulated many skills early in life through various careers, including a signalman with the Canadian Army, a truck driver, a welder, a certified nursing assistant, and a sales associate. He even started and sold a pavement marking company in Toronto. Allie often reflected on those early adult years and carried fond memories of times with his buddies in Halifax and Toronto. In 1974, he returned to his beloved hometown of Parrsboro with his own family. Back "home" he became known in many communities as the Hostess chip man before becoming the manager of Wrights Pharmacy in Parrsboro. Here, he followed his entrepreneurial spirit to become co-owner of the Pharmasave in Springhill while continuing to manage the Parrsboro store, and in his "retirement" he operated a small contracting business with his brother and later, a friend in Bass River. Allie was well known for his love of music and motorcycles. A graveside committal service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating, followed immediately by a ‘Celebration of Allie’s Life’ gathering (location to be announced). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

October 2017

PROUDFOOT, Coreen Louise – 71, Debert, passed away August 26, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Spears) White. Coreen grew up in Isaac’s Harbour and moved to Toronto to work at a young age. She owned and operated Coreen’s Restaurant in Keswick, Ontario. After 20 years, she moved back to Nova Scotia to work, settling down in Debert, N.S., with her husband Joe Williams. She had a great love for camping and boating. Most of this time was spent in Country Harbour with family and special friends. Coreen especially enjoyed time spent with her special friend, Dexter. She will be greatly missed by all those whose hearts she touched. She is survived by her husband, Joe Williams; sister, Judy (David) Cameron; nephew, Jeff Cameron; nieces, Susan Cameron and Tracey Mattinson. Besides her mother, she was predeceased by step father, William White; brother, Gary Proudfoot; father in law, Joe Williams. Special thanks is extended to the CEHHC Palliative Care Unit. A Celebration of Life was held September 9 at 2pm in the Debert Legion, 1252 Masstown Rd., Debert. If so desired, donations may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LAWRENCE, John Alan "Al" 80, Bible Hill, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was the oldest son of the late John A. and Eudora M. (O’Brien) Lawrence. Al worked with the Royal Bank for nearly 40 years, mainly managing branches in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. After retirement from banking, he became a residential property appraiser in the Truro area. Al is survived by his daughter, Audrey (Steve) Fultz, Bible Hill; son, Will (Sue Ellen) Lawrence, Maitland, Hants County; grandchildren, Matt and Emily Fultz and Caleb and Kathleen Lawrence; all of whom he loved and of whom he was very proud. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Lawrence, Maitland; brothers, Douglas and Terry (Margi) of Halifax; sisters-in-law, Nancy MacDonald, Guelph, Ontario; Barbara Carpenter, Stellarton. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved and respected wife of 45 years, Beverly (MacDonald) Lawrence (2008); sisters, Lillian Hill (2009) and Ruth Main (2013). All are welcome to join Al’s family for a celebration of his life which will include music, story-telling, jokes, refreshments and an open mic that will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Bible Hill Fire Hall, 69 Pictou Road, Bible Hill. Interment will be held at a later date in Oak Island Cemetery, Maitland, Hants County. Honouring Al’s wishes, his remains have been donated to Dalhousie University Medical School for advancement of Medical Education and Research. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GAMBLE, Verna A. – Truro, daughter of Percy and Hattie Henderson passed away peacefully at Valley View Villa, Riverton, N.S. Verna was predeceased by husbands Raymond Smith, Elroy Mosher, and  Walter Gamble; sons, Donald Smith, Douglas Mosher; sister, Pauline Pyke; brother, Harold Henderson. She is survived by brother, Donald Henderson; children, Leanne O’Laughlin (Clifford), Brent Mosher (Kathy), Karen Stensaker (Colin), Cindy Smith, Shelley Driscoll; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. Verna had many interests. She loved the piano and played at Masstown United Church. She spent many peaceful hours gardening in which she took much pride. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A Celebration of Life service was held September 21, 2017 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Donna Lawrence officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SHAW, Douglas Malcom "Doug" – 83, Truro It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce the sudden death of Douglas "Doug" Malcolm Shaw on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Born January 1, 1934 in Arichat, he was the son of the late Harry and Joanna (Kehoe) Shaw. Doug was a very hard worker and everyone that knew him knew he was the most kind, loving and caring gentleman. Doug worked for many years with Imperial Oil as well as Esso. He owned the Isle Madame Motel in Isle Madame for many years as well as worked later for the Chignecto Central School Board doing boiler maintenance. He eventually moved to Crowes Mills and later to Truro. Doug was a faithful parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Truro and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie "Joan" Shaw; sister, Norma Samson, Arichat; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Shaw (Boudreau); brother, Gordon Shaw. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where visitation was held September 15. Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on September 16 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Reception followed in Campbell Hall. Burial in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Robie Street, Truro. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Doug’s memory may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RECTOR, Basil W. – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Raeburn and Eva (Smith) Rector. Basil worked for C.E. Harrison and Sons, Babineau Farm and Kernohan Farm for many years. He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Jeffers; daughters, Kathryn (Rod Burrows), NWT; Trina Foote (George), Woodville; a son, Kevin, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Courtney, TJ, Dan, Erik; great grandchildren, Kai, Shaeden, Casey, Kassidy, Jaidyn, Adison, Thea; as well, his best friend Lacey, his dog. He was predeceased by sisters, Audrey, Beulah; a brother, Lowell. At Basil’s request, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Cumberland Regional Health Center Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MACINNES, Elisabeth "Betty" – 86, Lower Onslow, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Debert Court, Debert, where she resided for the past six years. Born January 5, 1931 in Great Village, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Gladys (Simpson) Lane. She is survived by children, Robert (Kim), Jo-Ann (Gary), Douglas (Wanda), Terri-Lynn (John); sisters, Hazel Berry, Ontario, Helen Boudreau, Halifax; grandchildren, Jonathon, Courtney, Chayce, Amanda, Blake, Elissa, Sydney, Zaria, B.J. and step grandsons, Mathew, Christopher and 10 great grandchildren. Also part of Betty’s and Aubrey’s family were the many foster children they loved and cared for over the years. Along with her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Aubrey MacInnes; brothers, Hugh and Samuel Lane. Betty’s most memorable moments were spent enjoying the beautiful coastline of the Bay of Fundy while camping with Aubrey at Carr’s Brook or Sand Point. After residing at Debert Court, for the past six years, with daily visits from Aubrey until his passing nearly two years ago, Mom will finally be reunited with the one and only love of her life. There will be no visitation or service at this time. In keeping with Betty’s wishes, her body has been donated to Dalhousie University for Alzheimer’s Research. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to thank the staff of Debert Court who went "above and beyond" in their care of Mom for the last six years. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DEAN, James Paul "Jim" - Truro Heights. With regret we are sorry to announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Grampie, and Papa D, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a battle with cancer and a broken heart. With the passing of the love of his life, Edith, in December, he did not have the strength to battle any more. Dad was a well-known mechanic in the Truro area for years, starting at Rushton’s Fina and later on owning Jim Dean’s Texaco on Willow Street. A common term dad was known for was "Jimmy Fix. Born in Glace Bay, Jim was a son of the late James and Lillian (Snow) Dean. He is survived by his children, Steve (Monique), Jamie, Rob (Shelley), Lisa; grandchildren, Timmy (Kelly), Tasha (Johnathan), Jeremy, Jaeger, Jaden, Joel, Josie, Josh, Ben and Emily; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Lucas, Lexi and Lydia; dogs, Hershey, Hemi, Cuda and Jake; sisters, Mae, Mary, Janet; brother, Walter. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Edith Nelson; sisters, Jeanette, Shirley, Ann; brother, Dan. A celebration of Jim’s life was held Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, David H. "Haywire" – Age 65, of Ward’s Brook passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Keith and Joyce (Moore) Morris. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Canning; his children, Stacy (Wade), Scott (Lori), Rosie (Graham) and Laurie; a sister, Judy; brothers, Eric, Jeffrey, Rodney; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald in infancy. Visitation was held September 22, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where funeral service was held September 23, 2017 with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BYERS, Captain Walter Conrad "Con" - Age 74, of Parrsboro died on Wednesday, September  21, 2017 in the Palliative Care Program of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan following a series of illnesses. Born February 14, 1943 in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Nema E. (Canning) and Walter R. Byers. During his time in Parrsboro High School, he was drum major for the Parrsboro Citizens Band and was involved in Sea Cadets through which he was selected to make a trip to Germany on a U.S. troop ship. After graduating from Nova Scotia Teachers College and Saint Mary’s University with concentrations in History and Spanish, he taught junior and senior high school students in several schools. Later he operated Time Frame Photo on Main Street in Parrsboro for many years where he took, developed, tinted and framed pictures. He specialized in the preservation of heritage photos, as well as writing articles, giving talks, and publishing "Age of Sail Heritage Scrapbooks", historical calendars and booklets relevant to the local area. While attending Saint Mary’s University, Con did volunteer work one summer in a remote rural village in the mountains of Mexico. During another summer he studied Spanish in Spain. His subsequent extensive travels included South America, the Trans-Siberian Railway in the USSR, the U.S.A, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Middle East and the Far East. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada. Over the years Con has been named Citizen of The Year on more than one occasion. He has been involved with a number of community projects and organizations such as Parrsboro Town Council, The Age of Sail Heritage Centre, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, Handley Page Air Cadet Squadron (first Commanding Officer), Save the Band Hall project, Chignecto Park Committee, town, county and provincial tourist associations, and the Harbour Board. He played a significant part in the 1980s re-floating and towing of the Kipawo (the last Minas Basin ferry) to Parrsboro from a beach in Newfoundland and the subsequent establishment of The Ship’s Company Theatre. The Parrsborough Historical Society’s Ottawa House Museum has been a major passion with him for many years and much of his work will live on in the exhibits and archives now being housed there. Con had an enduring interest in the history of ships and the sea. He also built boats and sailed them and some years ago he obtained his coastal captain’s papers and served as master of the Avon Spirit (one of the last Nova Scotian sailing vessels to be launched) sailing out of Halifax and Inverness, Cape Breton. He was proud to be a part of this maritime tradition. In addition to history, he loved life, and people, and writing, and poetry, and story-telling, and dancing to the music of his favourite local band, the Wazoo Blues Band. He will be missed by his family and by many, many friends near and far. He is survived by brothers, Ronald (Carol) and Bernard (Karen), both of Parrsboro; nieces, Aleta (Byers) Beers, Quispamsis, N.B.;  Nadine (Byers) Lockhart, Amherst; Monique (Byers) Trenholm, Diligent River; ex-wives  Donna (Cooke) O’Connell, Pugwash; Bernice (Antrim) Byers, Parrsboro; step-daughters, Ellen Antrim, Lizabeth Antrim and Karen Varner, all of Parrsboro; as well as step-grandchildren, Louisa Duhamel, Jessica Duhamel and Christopher Gillis, Halifax; Adam Gillis, Parrsboro. He was predeceased by nephew, Konrad E. Byers. By Conrad’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services held. His ashes are to be committed to the outgoing tide of the Minas Basin. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society (Ottawa House). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


September 2017

HINCHCLIFFE, Phyllis Mae – 92, Truro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Middleton, Annapolis County, she was the eldest daughter of the late James Leslie and Pearl (Balcom) (Pidgeon) Beals. Phyllis is survived by her son, Curt Stephens, Halifax; step-daughter, Diane (Reginald) Spencer, Wawa, Ontario; step-son, Alden Jr. (Margo) Hinchcliffe, Prince George, British Columbia; sister, Minnie (Robert) Sowerby, Kentville; sister-in-law, Christena Beals, Kingston, Ontario; one nephew; three nieces; three cousins; five step grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alden; brother, Alan Beals. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, July 27, 2017, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Interment was in in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BROWN, Pamela Jean "Pam"  52, Upper Onslow, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, following a lengthy illness. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Margaret Viola (Wright) Rushton, Upper Onslow, and the late Stanley Roy Rushton. Along with her mother, Pam is survived by her husband, Norman; step-children, Keith Brown, Tracy Brown (Paul Chatfield), Reta (Greg) Cream, all of Truro; step grandchildren, Christian and Dillan Brown and Brayden and Keenan Cream; brother, Dale (Freda) Rushton, Truro; sisters, Marilyn Rushton, Halifax; Wade (Kelly) Rushton, Truro Heights; David (Sue) Rushton, Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews. Along with her father, she was predeceased by her sister, Debbie. Honouring Pam’s wishes, a private family interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MOORE, Lois M. - It is with sadness that we announce the death of Lois M. Moore, age 94, of Parrsboro on July 28, 2017, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. She died peacefully with loving family at her side. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Georgie (Wood) Gilbert. Lois was devoted to her family. She encouraged everyone to do their best and loved and cared for us all. She was happiest when outdoors - whether in the blueberry field, in the woods at Lakelands, or riding her lawnmower as she did well into her late 80’s. She was an avid quilter, golfer, and card player, and made the best butter tarts around. Lois will be sadly missed by her daughter, Linda Keirstead (Andrew), of Caribou Island; and daughter-in-law, Josephine Moore of Lower Sackville; as well as 4 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hilton Moore; her beloved son, Gilford; brothers, Elmer, Vaughn, Murray and Lawson; and sister Ethel. A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in Lois’ memory may be made to the Cumberland Regional Hospital Palliative Care in Amherst or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacEACHERN, Rannell "Michael" - 64, Truro, son of the late Catherine "Mae" MacEachern, passed away in the early morning of July 30, 2017. He will be remembered with love by his sister, Elva; brother-in-law, Peter Townsend; aunt, Carol McCallum; many cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, August 4, 2017, in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father James O’Connor 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

Kierstead, Jonathan Mark, BSc.F, MSc.F, RPF - Age 47, of Brookfield died July 31 at home following a brief, brave and aggressive skirmish with cancer. He is survived by his wife Gail MacFarlane, daughter Tessa, sons Mac and Jake all of Brookfield; his father, John, Quispamsis, NB, mother Emily (Cosman) (Don Murray), Shortt’s Lake; sisters Lisa McCully, Portapique, and Jenny Kierstead (Blair Abbas), Halifax; nieces and nephews, a large and loving extended family, and is warmly remembered by many, many good friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by infant sister, Jennifer Lynn. Jonathan (known to close friends as Jonnie K) was educated in the Kennebecasis Valley, NB and earned his BSc. and MSc. degrees in Forestry at UNB, Fredericton. His career included tracking grizzlies in the Rocky Mountains, conducting forest research in Mount Carleton, NB, and an intimate interlude with the piping plovers of the Maritimes, followed by a period of time in the tall timber of northern California, before returning to Nova Scotia’s South Shore forests with Bowater Mersey Paper Co. Ltd. He and family moved to Brookfield in 2012 when he accepted an appointment with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources as Director of Forestry for the province. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Jonathan’s too short, but full life was held August 4 in Brookfield Sportsplex, 55 Carter Road, Brookfield, where he enjoyed many hours coaching his kids and playing hockey and where he had just completed a term as President of the SCMHA. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, SCMHA or UNB Forestry. Committal will occur later in Kingston, NB. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BARKHOUSE, Sherman – Age 77, of Halifax and formerly of Advocate Harbour. It is with sadness and heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Sherman "Bumpy" Barkhouse on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Infirmary Site, QEII, Halifax. Beloved and devoted husband to Kathleen "Kay" (Euloth) Barkhouse; cherished father of Brian (Patsy), Darryl (Melanie) and Darlene. Adored "Bumpy" to Shana (TJ), Cory, Alexi, Tristan, Felix and "Great-Bumpy" to Ryland; loving brother of Eugene and Kenneth; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Alston and Beryl (Gray) Barkhouse; sisters, Melba, Eunice and Geraldine; brothers, Vernon and Ronald; also, a granddaughter, Jessica. Sherman was a sheet metal journeymen by trade and was a retired tour bus driver. He spent a lot of time in his home town of Advocate Harbour where he always made a priority to be. Funeral service was held August 5, 2017 at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Marlene Quinn officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YUILL, Wyman Hiltz – 94, Beaver Brook, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Beaver Brook, he was a son of the the late Frank and Ina (Burgess) Yuill. Wyman is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eileen Jean (Frazee) Yuill; children, John Albert (Bonnie) Yuill, Marjorie Anne (Wilfred) Pierce, Shelley Jean (Ricky) Fisher and James Wyman (Patricia) Yuill; grandchildren, Kenneth Pierce, Anthony Yuill, Amy (Yuill) Hanson, Rhea (Fisher) Hannam, Brad Fisher, David Yuill, Darryl Yuill and Sandra (Yuill) Gibson; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kennedy, Owen, Liam, Matthew, Lainey, Casey; one great grandson on the way. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, David Frank Yuill; grandson, Douglas James Pierce; brother, Reid Yuill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, August 7, 2017, The Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Interment was held in St. John's Clifton Anglican Cemetery, Beaver Brook. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DEVILLE, Esther M. – Age 68, of Halfway River passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by family. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Young) Winters. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; a son, Mark (Jocelynne), Edson, Alta.; a granddaughter, Maya; niece, Faye Jeffrey (Shawn), Daphne, Alabama. A celebration of Esther’s life service was held August 12, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Susan Gamblin officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DICKIE, Brenda Mae – 78, Central Onslow, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lake Munroe, Annapolis County, she was the daughter of the late Robie and Gladys (Cox) Munroe. Brenda went to school in Liverpool as a young child. The family later moved to the East end of Truro where she became a lifelong friend to Carol Dennis. She attended Truro Academy then went on to Acadia University to take Accounting. She enjoyed attending the Holstein shows in the Maritimes with Vaughan and Dickie Bros herd then with Dickiedale and later with her son Wades’ herd of BV Holstein. The last couple of years she enjoyed going to her Grandson’s 4H shows. Over the years, Vaughan and Brenda would travel to Florida and California with the Old Timers Hockey members. She was past secretary of the Truro Women’s Golf Club and enjoyed curling in her younger years. Brenda enjoyed working for over 24 years in Admittance at the Colchester Regional Hospital. One of her biggest loses in life was her son, Sam passing away in 2004. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Vaughan; son, Wade, Truro Heights; grandson who meant the world to her, Logan. Predeceased by son, Sam and a child in infancy. A memorial service was held August 14 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Rev. Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment to follow in Onslow Island Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Trinity United Church, Onslow or Onslow Island Cemetery or a charity of choice. Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CURLEIGH, Brigadier-General Colin M. (retired), CMM, OMM, CD - Age 81, died peacefully Wednesday 9 August 2017 resting on his deck with his family, overlooking his favourite view of the Minas Basin. Born in Aklavik, NWT, he was the son of the late Assistant-Commissioner (RCMP) George and Jean (Stoddart) Curleigh. He was a graduate of the College Militaire Royal de St. Jean, Dalhousie University, the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, UK, the Command and Staff College, Toronto and the National Defence College, Kingston. He served on several naval ships prior to his career as a helicopter pilot. Following flight training in Patuxent River, Maryland in 1963, he flew the first Sea King helicopter to Shearwater. He served in four Sea King Squadrons, flew from HMCS Bonaventure, the Canadian DDH's and had a posting in the USA flying off several US aircraft carriers. He served on the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), the Directing Staff of the Staff College in Toronto, was Commandant of the Canadian Forces Staff College, Toronto, the staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces' Central Europe in Brunssum, The Netherlands', Commander of the Maritime Air Group, Halifax and the Defence Attache to the High Commissioner at the Defence Liaison Staff in London, England. He was fondly referred to as "The Sea King" by his kids and their friends. He was on the board of The Royal International Tattoo and President of the Aeronautical Institute of Nova Scotia. He was active in the community serving on several boards; the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society/Ottawa House which was his passion, the Parrsboro Band Association/The Hall, the Fundy Geological Museum and the RCMP Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Melanson); his children, George and Jen (Coyle), Vancouver; Jon, Vancouver; James and Jackie (Brown), San Francisco and Sara (Curleigh) Parsons, London, England; his beloved "Treasures" his grandchildren, Sam, Emily, Kate, Thomas, Sarah, Chris, Hannah, Zan, James, Ben, Scotia, Olivia, Caroline and Joshua Colin; sister, Mary (Dick) Micklich, Idaho Falls; brother, Alan (Raymonde), Montreal; sister, Sue (Lloyd) Kay, Moncton; brother-in-law, David Smith (Brenda), River Hebert; sister-in-law, Dora Melanson, Hubbards; several nieces and nephews; and his "Florence Nightingales" Debby, Brenda and Shelley. A farewell gathering was held at the Ottawa House, Parrsboro on August 13, 2017. Committal will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a charitable donation to the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society/Ottawa House, the Parrsboro Band Association/The Hall or to the Shearwater Aviation Museum. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WILLIGAR, M. Kathleen "Kay" – Age 85, of Parrsboro passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Saint John, N.B., she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Edith (Phinney) Henwood. She is survived by a daughter, Florence Willigar, Parrsboro; sons, Lawrence (Loretta Atkinson), Boars Back; Stanley (Dorinda), Parrsboro; sisters, Loretta Taylor, Barbara MacKenzie (Duncan), all of Parrsboro; Stella Hughes (Mike), Halifax;  brothers, William "Billy" Henwood; Gordon Henwood (Joanne), all of Parrsboro Roads; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Benjamin; a daughter, Sandra Lee; sisters, Cassie and Muriel, both in infancy; brothers, Ronald, Phillip, Leonard, Clifford. Funeral Service was held at 2:00 pm, August 17, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Charlotte Ross officiated. Burial in the West Bay Cemetery. Memorial donations to the West Bay Cemetery, Parrsboro Roads. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HAWBOLDT, Violet Annabell  83, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Dalhousie Mountain, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Bell) Rae. Violet is survived by her children, Sterling (Janet) Rae, Bridgewater; Ronald (Ngima Sherpa-Hawboldt) Hawboldt, Kingston, Ontario; Maureen (John) Veal, Valley; grandchildren, James (Kirby Hingley-Veal)   Veal, Greenfield; Megan (Nick) Roode, Bible Hill; Sonya Rae (Russell Fraser), Guelph, Ontario; Luke Rae, Dartmouth; Violet Hawboldt, Kingston, Ontario; great grandchildren, Hunter Roode, Riley Roode, Ben Veal, Felix Rae Fraser; sister, Florence (Osborne) Bell, Onslow Mountain; brother, Vincent Rae (Louise Cavanaugh), Portapique; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Victor Howard Hawboldt; siblings, Elizabeth, Catherine, George, Martin, Alice, Frances, William, Gordon, Donald, Elwood and Vera. Private family interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, 110 Salmon River Road, Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RICHARD, John Clayton Fraser, Londonderry, finished up life’s journey after a lengthy illness on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born January 6, 1925 in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Gerrior) Richard. Due to his mother’s illness at birth, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Joseph and Sophie Gerrior of Lundy, Guysborough Co. He left home at an early age and began a career in the hospitality business working at Pictou Lodge, Nova Scotia Hotel and the Mt. Royal Sheraton Hotel, Montreal. He was chosen from the Sheraton staff and given the honour of serving the Royal Suite of Queen Elizabeth II and her family during their visit to Montreal. John served his country overseas during the Second World War with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. In 1960, he purchased the Hotel Esplanade in Truro and operated it for ten years. Following his dream, he bought a farm in Londonderry where he raised cattle and grew blueberries on a small scale. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Sally (Langille); son, Scott, Londonderry; daughter Carole Landry, Truro; son, Perry (Sherri), Lr. Harmony, son, Jonathan (Lisa), Oromocto, NB; his much loved grandson, Joshua (Danielle), Drew, Luc Richard, Craig Landry, Ethan and Logan Richard; great granddaughter, Paisley Richard; brother, Leonard, Chilliwack, BC; brother-in-law, Edward (Carlotta) Langille; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bill) Matthews, Margaret Richard; foster sister, Pauline Parks, Halifax; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Ralph and Harry; sisters, Ina, Joan, Isabelle and Alda; foster sister, Margaret Avery and his first wife, Annette Dumont, dear mother of Scott, Carole and Perry. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Committal Service was held August 26, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated.Donations in John’s memory may be made to the First Responders- Great Village Fire Brigade or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

OLIVER, Eleanor "Gail" Mayne-Fisher - Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Dartmouth General Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Gail grew up in Westchester Station, and later raised her family in Belmont. Gail is survived by her mother, Audrey Angevine; daughters, Judi Fisher (Jerry), and Anita Fisher; son, Danny (Alicia) Fisher; granddaughter, Hayley (Ted) Misztela; grandson, Quinn Nichols; sister, Jeanne (John) Boertjes; brothers, Robert (Debbie) Angevine, Richard (Shelly) Angevine; sister-in-law, Sylvia Barnhill; Uncle Bun (Jean) Betts; all her loving nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Duane Hines, Richard Arnold. She was predeceased by her father, Elmer Angevine; husband, Ken Oliver; former husband, John Fisher. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, August 25, 2017, Pastor Andrea Baas officiated. Interment was held in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CURTIS, Dr. John Edgar - 80, London, Ontario, formerly of Truro and Toronto, Ontario, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Horizon Place, London, Ontario. Born in Truro, he was the eldest son of the late Dr. Edgar and Ella (Ferrand) Curtis. In 1963 he married Dorothy Bernice Fourier who predeceased him in 1997. They raised three sons together. He was predeceased in 1992 by their first son, Peter Edgar Curtis in an untimely and tragic accident. He is survived by his sons, John Andrew Curtis (Lisa), New York City; Philip Edgar Curtis (Irena), Florida; brothers, David Ferrand Curtis (Donna) and Dr. Gary Marshall Curtis (Donna), Truro; grandchildren, Ella and Peter Curtis, New York; an extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews.John is remembered fondly by many former patients, colleagues, family and friends. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, August 25, 2017. Interment was held in Old Barns Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, Geraldine A. – Age 70, of Parrsboro passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Roger and Bertha (Boss) MacAloney. She is survived by sons, David (Delores), Truro; Jody (Virginia McManaman), Amherst; a sister, Elizabeth Yorke, Lower Five Islands; a brother, Roger (Susan), Westville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Marsten; a sister, Helen. As well, she will be forever missed by her faithful furry companion, Abbie. There will be no funeral services held at Geraldine’s request. Geraldine's family would like to take this opportunity to thank her many caregivers, friends and family for their personal care and attention during her time of illness. This kindness will be forever remembered. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


August 2017

MORRIS, St. Clair Calvin – At his residence on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Judith Wood. Loving father of Philip, Holly Gibson (Doug), and Robin Kayser (Dave). Cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Joey), Jason, Courtney (Mark), Kylie, Riley (Amy) and Simon (Aimee). Proud great grandfather of Saylour, Parker, Skylar, Taylor, Daniel, Benjamin and Jacob. Dear brother of Barb O’Laney, Boyd "Sonny" (Jeannette), Esther Boyd (Jack) and predeceased by Maureen Powers, Conrad, Michael, Isabel, Morley "Skippy", and Vaughn. Cousin and best friend of Tommy Dowe. St. Clair will be missed by his feline companion, Arthur. At St. Clair’s request, cremation has taken place. An interment at Grace United Church Cemetery in Port Greville, Nova Scotia will take place at a later date. In memory of St. Clair, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. Online Book of Condolence may be signed at www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com

ROGERS, Ralph – 81, Valley, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Ethel (Atkinson) and Aubrey Rogers; his daughter, Andrea Joy. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Rector); son, Craig (Stephanie), Onslow, and their children, Samuel and Ella; sister, Joyce Enxing (Bill), Minnesota ; half sister, Carol Atkinson (Leon), Dutch Settlement; half brother, Chris Rogers, Masstown; step-mother, Janet Rogers and their family, Clare Davidson (Gerald), Onslow; Peter Rogers (Michele), Valley; Penny Blackwood (Bert), Lyons Brook; many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Brunswick Street United Church, 250 Brunswick Street, Truro, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Interment was in Watson Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall -Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILSON, James Creelman "Hank" – 91, Truro, passed away peacefully, with his good friend Ginny Moore at his side, on Monday evening, June 26, 2017, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Bass River, he was a son of the late Gordon and Daisy (Fielding) Wilson. James was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In his younger years, he was a farm labourer in Lower Truro. He did various odd jobs, including cleaning windows and shoveling snow, for many people over the years. An all-out friendly guy, there aren’t enough words to describe who James was and what he meant to his family and friends. He absolutely loved walking around town and his infectious smile and personality will be remembered; he enjoyed talking with anyone he met and having a chat or sharing a laugh. James is survived by his brother, Harry, Debert; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Lillian Wilson, Freda (Alfred) Acker; brother, George Wilson. Thanks are extended to the staff of Townsview Estates and Cedarstone Enhanced Care where James had been cared for so well over the past number of years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, June 29, 2017, Mr. Stephen Brogan officiated. Interment was in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McCurdy, Earl Lindsay, Lieutenant Colonel 78, of Lantz, passed away on June 30, 2017 at the family cottage, Isaac’s Lake, Westchester Mountain. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was the son of Everett and Pearl (Hamilton) McCurdy. Earl attended Acadia University from 60 to 67 while completing RCAF ROTP program. He started his career as a pilot in the RCAF in Zweibrucken, W Germany. Postings followed in Bagotville, Kingston, Petawawa, Greenwood, Halifax and Chatham. The pinnacle of his career as a military pilot was commanding 405 Squadron in Greenwood, N.S. After retiring from the air force, Earl spent 7 enjoyable years flying fishery patrols with Provincial Airlines. He loved fishing, hunting, golf and curling. But his happiest days were spent at the cottage with family and his dogs. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda McCully; sons Dan (Judy Butt), Bonnyville, AB; Barry (Chérie), Cochrane, AB; Chris (Janice), St John, NB; grandchildren, Ben, Matthew, Renée, Jessica, Cameron and Cara McCurdy; and Sabrina and Gillian Davidson; and sister Ruth; as well nephews, nieces, cousins and other extended family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro (902-895-5587). The funeral service was held July 6 in the Funeral Home, the Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Private family interment was held at the Debert (Plains Rd.) Cemetery. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the VON or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TAYLOR, Terry A. – Age 59, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Violet (Scott) Taylor, Parrsboro and the late Lawrence "Duckie" Taylor. He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Gilbert; a daughter, Tiffany (Aubrey), Debert; a son, Travis (Amanda), Parrsboro; sisters, Diane Forrest (Willis), Sydney Mines; Annamarie Clarke (Chris), Parrsboro; Debbie Taylor, Parrsboro; 5 grandchildren, Zackery, Katie, Noah, Genny, Anthony; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, James in infancy. Terry will be sadly missed by his family, many close friends and his cat, Nigel. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JENNEX, Evelyn Clarice Lydia (Chaulk) - 92, Debert, formerly of Masstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Debert Court, Debert, with her daughter at her side. Born in Grand Falls, NF, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Stacey) Chaulk. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Jennings (Russell), Crowes Mills; son, Lawrence Earl Weatherby (Janet), Upper Onslow; granddaughters, Margo Rogers, Cindy Spencer Fagioli, Terri Lynn McNutt (Troy); step-grandsons, Zachary and Abram Higgins; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Martin, Corner Brook, NL; Barbara Weatherby, Shelburne, ON; brother, Sherman King, Little Hearts Ease, NL. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Jennex; sister, Marjorie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, July 8, 2017, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was in Masstown Cemetery, Masstown. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NICHOLS, Margie Jeanne (Murphy) - 65, Truro. It is with heavy hearts we announce Margie’s passing on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of Lillian (Hinchcliffe) Murphy, Debert, and the late John Murphy. Margie worked for 27 years as a receptionist at Pleasant Street Dental Centre until her retirement in 2016. Along with her mother, Margie is survived by her sons, Jamie Nichols (Angie), North River; Scott Nichols (Wanda), Dartmouth; loving companion, Gary Annand;  brothers, Peter Murphy (Shelley), Mike Murphy (Janet), British Columbia; Paul Murphy (Wendy), Debert; sisters, Linda Eagles (Kelly), Debert; Nancy Morphet (Dwayne), Ontario; Jessie Cornelius (Ken), Brentwood; Sandra Murphy (Drew), USA; grandchildren, Jarad, Brody, Rayleigh, Mackenzie; faithful friend, Al Hill. Along with her father, she was predeceased by husband, Raymond Nichols. Honouring Margie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. A private graveside service will take place 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

SKINNER, Robert Alan, 53, Truro, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. Born in New Glasgow he was the son of the late Donald Elms and Emma (Byard) Skinner. He was very sports-minded and enjoyed basketball and baseball.  Robert was involved in his early years as a Sea Cadet and travelled at the age of 16 for three months with the Royal Canadian Navy on board the HMCS Annapolis. He worked for the County of Colchester as a compost operator at the Colchester Balefill and Composting Facility. He will be greatly missed by all his family, friends and colleagues. He is survived by his life partner, Wanda Taylor; children, Ebeni Skinner-Dorrington, Erin Dorrington; stepchildren, John (Kaila) Russell, Tara Russell; grandchildren, Amari Dorrington, Hunter Russell; former spouse, Tracey Dorrington-Skinner; sisters, Joan, Thelma, Debbie; brothers, Floyd, Glenn, Blair, Darryl, Stanley, Donnie and Delbert; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life in his memory was held July 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. or to the Ronald MacDonald House. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BROUGHTON, Emma Jeannette - 95, Westchester/Truro, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Malagash, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elida (Miller) Wilson. She is survived by her sister, Mavis Newcombe; daughters, Bessie (Lawson) Thompson, Westchester; Avis (Wesley) Austin, BC; sons, Hubert (Annie), Truro; Philip (Cheryl), Westchester; nephew, Brian (Karen) Broughton, Moncton; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Oran; sister, Dorothy and brother-in-law, William (Bill); brother, Donald; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Grant) Wilson; brother-in-law, Leigh Newcombe; nephew, Kenneth Broughton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation by family request. A family graveside service will be held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEBB, Brenda Lee (Fisher) – Valley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of the late Earl Lawrence and Shirley Ruth (MacPhee) Fisher. Brenda was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her husband, Kevin Webb, Valley; son, Travis Snell, Valley; daughter, Megan Snell, Truro; step-son, Cody Webb, Valley; step-daughter, Chantelle Webb, Westchester; sister, Tammy Hillier, Truro; brothers, Austin, Tatamagouche; Ron Fisher (Tracey), Cole Harbour; stepfather, Raymond Hillier, Thorburn; mother-in-law, Jeanette Web, Bible Hill;  grandchildren, Jacia and Danica Snell, Sadie and Payson Dobson; nieces and nephews Diana, Johnathan, Ronnie, Kevin and Andrew Fisher; Lauren Hillier, Laurena Moore; great niece, Paisley Hillier. Brenda was predeceased by her brother, Earl Lawrence Fisher and step-son Brandon Webb. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A day of remembering to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held in September; date and time to be determined. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MARSH, Lena M. – Age 97, of Parrsboro and formerly of Five Islands passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Port Greville, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Crossman) Dunphy. She is survived by her children, Wayne Dunphy (Helen), Lower Onslow; Susan Marsh, Halifax; Darlene Taggart (Michael), Truro; grandchildren, Angela Andrews (Perry), Edmonton; Shelley Nelson (Troy), Calgary; Ryan Taggart (Krystyna Thomas), Halifax, Jillian Taggart (Colin Roche), Debert; a great grandson, Brayden Andrews. She was predeceased by her husband, L. Gerald Marsh in 1962; a son, Laverne. Also, her friend of many years, Karl Lewis. Funeral service was held July 21, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial in the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands. Memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCCABE, Deryk Reginald - 54, Truro, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Deryk is survived by his son, Dylan, Moncton; father, Reginald (Bev), Debert; sister, Gina (Richard), Sackville; and niece, Hayley, Sackville. He was predeceased by his mother, Vivian and daughter, Racheal. In honouring Deryk's wishes, a Reception will be held in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 2-4pm. Donations in his memory, may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA or the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BIRD, Royce Aubrey – 59, Londonderry, went home to be with his Lord and Savior in the morning hours of July 20, 2017 and is now at peace in Heaven. Royce worked for many years with Casey Concrete, Neistone Chemicals and Ritchie Brothers in Debert. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Great Village. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Beverley (Keeping); son, Mark Henry Bird (Ashley MacLeod), CFB Greenwood; grandchildren, Evelyn Jayne, Myles Henry, Aubrey Rhys; sister, Linda Slack, Debert; brothers, James (Marion) Bird, Great Village, Bryne (Esther) Bird, Londonderry; nephew, Scott Bird (Belinda) and their children, Dawson and Marcus; niece, Cora Lee Bird (Lucy Drew); many uncles, aunts, cousins and church family. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Henry Bird and Eveleen (Alexander) Bird; brother, Russell Bird; brother in law, Leeman Slack. The family wish to thank the VON, Palliative Care, Hospice Society as well as Dr. Don Rowe, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Aries, Ann McKim and Angela MacDonell for their care and support. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service was held July 25 in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Rd., Great Village, with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Donations in Royce's memory may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, Palliative Care (CEHHC) or to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GRANT, G. William "Bill" – Age 100, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Wellington and Utah (Milton) Grant. When Bill was five years old, his family moved to Spencer's Island. Upon his return from the war, he came back to the store business as a partner and shareholder with the firm of Grants Advocate Limited. In November of 1945, he married Vola A. Morris of Advocate after a long courtship due to his service during the war. Vola passed in 2007 after more than 60 years of wonderful and happy years together. In 1974, the store business was sold at which time he was appointed by Canada Post as postmaster at the Advocate Harbour office where he remained until his retirement at age 65. Bill had served as a secretary to the local trustee board of Bayview Memorial Hospital for many years, was a trustee and secretary to the local board of the Advocate District School for several years, was a member of the Advocate Super Seniors Club, belonged to square and round dance clubs in Advocate and Amherst, received special recognition from the Kidney Foundation for many years of canvassing as a volunteer, was a member of the Advocate United Church for many years serving on the various boards and committees and was a life member of the session, was a member of the choir for more than 50 years and was also a trustee and secretary of the church manse. He was a member of Myrtle Lodge Knights of Pythias for many years before it closed. Bill is survived by his daughter, Patricia "Pat" Stronge (Eric), Advocate Harbour; granddaughters, Andrea Harpell (Curtis), Crowe’s Mills; Janice Beaton (Kinnon), Onslow; a great granddaughter, Holly Rafuse; a great grandson, Drew Rafuse; step-great granddaughter, Alex Harpell; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Vola; sisters, Marion and Della; a brother, Cecil. Funeral service was held in the Advocate United Church July 25, 2017. Rev. Dan Gunn officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate United Church or to Recreation Programs of Bayview Memorial Health Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


July 2017

DICKIE, Hazel Audrey of Peterborough ON, formerly of Bass River Nova Scotia. Peacefully at Extendicare Peterborough Ontario, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the age of 89. Predeceased by loving husband Arthur "Artie" Dickie. Devoted mother to Blaine (Ronda) Dickie, Peterborough Ontario, Sheldon Dickie, Chelsea Quebec, Shannon (John) MacInnis, Burlington Ontario, and the late Evan Dickie. Cherished Grammie of Alana (Dave) Fudge, Allison (Jason) Flemming, Jared (Holly) Dickie, Emma Dickie (Ron Bissonnette), Aaron (Nina) Dickie, Sara (Rob) MacIntosh, Jeff (Candice) MacInnis, and Nick (Brittany) MacInnis. Great Grammie of 12 with one more on the way. Hazel was born in 1927, one of eight children, on the family farm at Carrs Brook Nova Scotia, with four brothers and three sisters. Hazel enjoyed family events and liked hosting games, dinners and dance parties. She was active in the community, a valued member of the United Church Women, and the Bass River Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary. A memorial service was held at the ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, Peterborough ON, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1 pm. A committal service will be held at Riverside United Church, Bass River NS, at a later date. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations to the Riverside United Church, Bass River NS, may be made at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

MILLER, J. Walter – 88, Londonderry, formerly of Holliston, MA, passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Born on Prince Edward Island, he was a son of the late James Alexander Miller and Clara Miller. He is survived by his children and their spouses: James (Renee) Miller, Alton Bay, NH; Kevin (Sue) Miller, Leominister, MA; Peggy (Dan) Mattix, Londonderry, NS; Stephen (Pep) Miller, Riverside, OH; Scott Miller, Riverview, FL; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings: Betty Adams, Sackville, NS; Louise Faulkner, Vancouver, BC; William "Bill" Miller, Economy, NS; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret P. "Peggy" Miller; brother John Miller; and granddaughter, Callie Miller. A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JOBE, Claude "Raymond" – 83, Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully May 23, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Westchester, he was the son of the late Earle and Olive (Lewis) Jobe. Raymond built many homes throughout his time on Lyman Street. He also worked for many years with the CNR Railway. After a serious accident, he needed a hobby and began to do custom framing which grew into an extensive activity. He was a longtime member of the Truro Lions Club and helped at whatever function he could. He was a former president and served two terms with the Disabled Consumers Society of Colchester and spent much of his free time repairing equipment for the disabled. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Fowler), to which he was a wonderful, loving husband; daughter, Elaine (Grant) Campbell, Truro; son, David (Lili Wei) Jobe; grandchildren, Benjamin, Jessie, Eleanor Lee; brother, Robert "Bob", Truro; sisters, Betty (Terry) Butler, Woodstock, NB, Irene (Jerry) Spargo, Halifax. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor. The family wish to thank Dr.’s Don Rowe and Adam Aleksis as well as the staff of intermediate care at Colchester East Hants Health Centre and the VON, especially Heather, Laura and Lois; the staff at Today’s Nurse, especially Ashley, Melinda and Darlene. A Funeral Service was held May 29 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. Burial in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to Today’s Nurse, VON or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

KENT, John Hedley – 78, Lower Truro, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Hedley and Alice (Clarke) Kent. John was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Cobequid District Fire Brigade and was their first fire chief. John was a member of the Old Barns United Church and served on the Board of Stewards as well as a member of the Men’s Choir. He enjoyed fiddle music and dancing. John is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Janet (MacKay); daughters, Wanda, Truro, Sharon, Lower Truro; sons, Dale, Halifax, Blair, Lower Truro; grandchildren, Kyle Moore (Samantha), Ryan Moore (Joanne), Kent Gallant, Bradley Gallant, Haley Kent, Makayla Kent, Nicole Kent; great-grandchildren, Fulton and Lucas; sister, Mary (Wally) Fisher, Riverview, NB; brothers, James (Glenda) Kent, Lower Truro, Everard, St. Catherines, Ont. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by sister, Katie. A Memorial Service was held May 27th in Old Barns United Church, with Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall. Burial in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. Donations in John’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GLOADE, Stephen Joseph, 78, Millbrook, passed away June 2, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro with his family by his side. Born in Truro he was the son of the late Stephen and Nancy (Glode) Gloade. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileen (Marderosian); children, Michelle (Lorne Paul) Gloade, Millbrook, Stephen Joseph (Bonnie), Regina, Sk., Mark Anthony (Kara), Langley, BC; grandchildren, Shayla, Stephen, Emma, Aviana; sisters, Muriel, Theresa, Mary; brothers, Thomas and Gordon; godchild, Joanne Cope; several nieces and nephews.Steve was a former Chief of the Millbrook First Nation. He was a champion of Native Rights and had a special interest in the future of Youth in his community. A conservationist his entire life, Steve was an avid fly fisherman and took pride in tying his own flies. He passed his ‘catch and release’ motto down to the youth every chance he could. His children were his joy and his French bulldog, Teagan, meant the world to him. Special thanks to his best buddy, Herman Taylor, who was always there for Steve and his family in tough times. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life visitation was held June 15th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In lieu of flowers or donations please introduce a youth to the joys of fishing or hunting. Online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRISEY, Phyllis Marjorie (MacLean) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a beautiful mother, grandmother, sister and daughter, Phyllis Marjorie Morrisey, 76 of Belmont on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her home. Born June 6, 1941 in Truro, NS. She was a daughter of the late Lewis and Estella (Gammon) MacLean. She is survived by her son, John "Wayne" Morrisey, Belmont; grandchildren, Benjamin Morrisey, Dartmouth; and Jennifer Morrisey, Truro; brother, John "Bub" MacLean, Onslow. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Morrisey, Belmont; sisters, Lillian "Lil" Hamilton and Mary Smith, both of Ontario; brother, Ainslie "Tiddly" MacLean, Bible Hill and sister, Patricia "Patty" MacLeod, Brentwood. She had been employed at the chick hatcheries in both Truro Heights and Debert for several years. She will be remembered as a loving, caring woman who enjoyed working outdoors on her flower gardens and inside caring for her many house plants. She was known for her smiling face, welcoming hospitality and her love for her family. No visitation by request. A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 14 in Crossroads Cemetery, Belmont. Donations may be made in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MILLS, Maureen S. – Age 74, of Spencer’s Island passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Lake) Yorke. She is survived by daughters, Rosemary Mills (Brian Boye), Halifax; Christine Mills (Ricky Slocum), Portapique; Sunday Mills (Bruce Morris), Fraserville; Karen Mills (Shannon Dwyer), Nappan; Jane Mills, Advocate Harbour; sons, William, North River; Edwin Mills (Kim Drysdale), Apple River; 15 grandchildren; a great grandson; sisters, Mary Yorke, Maccan; Christine, Pugwash; a brother, Robert (Maureen), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Hiram William Mills "Billy"; sisters, Sally Ann; a brother, Lewis. There will be no funeral service at Maureen’s request. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ANDREWS, Margaret Vera "Peggy"  84, Truro, formerly of Dartmouth and Bass River, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Emily (Colburne) Lewis. Peggy is survived by her children, Barry Andrews (Marlene), Vancouver, British Columbia; Debby Andrews, Windsor; Karyn Andrews (Brian), Truro; Richard Andrews (Kathy), Bryan Andrews (Diane), Ottawa, Ontario; daughter-in-law, Susan Andrews, Dartmouth; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; long-time partner, Cecil Blair, Moncton, New Brunswick. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, George Walter Andrews; youngest son, Bruce Russell Andrews. Funeral service was held Friday, June 16, 2017, in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


June 2017

HENWOOD, Cathy E. – Age 61 of Parrsboro passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Vera (Ayer) Henwood. In her lifetime, Cathy had been a teacher, business owner and spent many years working with a variety of organizations for the betterment of the Parrsboro area. Cathy is survived by a daughter, Giselle; her brother, Christie and sister, Carole. As well, she will be greatly missed by her "grand-kitties". A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to VON Cumberland or to the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WORSLEY, Mary Jeanette "Jean" – 83, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro, surrounded by the love of her family. Born October 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Marchand) Aucoin. Jean became interested in music from an early age while living in Armdale. She became a member of the Rhythmal Band and eventually became a member of the Armdale Chorus under the direction of the late Mary Dee Girroir. Jean carried this love of music throughout her life. In 1954, she married Flying Officer Don Worsley who was serving with the RCAF. Transfers through the service had them stationed in Greenwood and St. John’s, NFLD. After service life, Jean, Don and their family returned to Halifax only to be on the move again a few years later to Amherst, Moncton, NB and London, Ont. They returned to Nova Scotia in 1975 and settled in Truro Heights. Jean is survived by daughter, Patricia (Andy) Lyall, Enfield; sons, Donald (Vickie), Brentwood, Michael (Angela), Onslow, John (Cathie), Hilden; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Yvonne (Frank) McGrath, Shirley (Doug) Bell; brother, John (Irene) Aucoin; many nieces and nephews. Jean will especially be missed by her lifelong friend, Pauletta Theriault. Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by husband, Donald; sister, Arlene and grandson, Jason. A special thank you to Cedarstone Enhanced Care and the angels on Garden Road for their care. A Funeral Mass in thanksgiving and celebration of Jean’s life was held May 5 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held at a later time. Family flowers only. If so desired, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WATT, P. Laverne - 72, Debert. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Laverne Watt on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was predeceased by parents, Reginald and Pearl (Snow) Gilby; husband, John; companion, Neil Stephens; brothers, Lee Gilby, Ross (Marie) Gilby; sister, North Taggart. Laverne is survived by daughter, Janet (John) McCallum; son, Robert (Venita) Watt; granddaughter and her pride and joy, Janelle McCallum (Mark Peppard); brother, Boyd (Simonne) Gilby; sisters, Janet (Lloyd) Nelson, Joyce (Wayne) Spencer; sister-in-law, Carole Gilby; brother-in-law, Phillip Taggart; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, May 7, Pastor Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment was held in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEEPWASH, John Nelson "Jack"  72, Truro, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Windsor Elms, Windsor. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late John and Verlie (Leadbetter) Sheepwash. Jack is survived by his children, Leo (Lisa) Sheepwash, Bass River; Christena Smith, Truro; Tony Sheepwash, John MacKenzie, both of Toronto; grandchildren, Michael Sheepwash, Samantha Sheepwash, Tyler Sheepwash, Victoria Sheepwash, Matthew Smith, Benjamin Smith, Rachel Smith, Destiny Dodge; great grandson, Jaxson; sister, Virginia (Kevin) Kelly, Springhill; best friends, Russell McNally and Winston Williams; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Helen Rushton (Dosithé Gould), Doris (Lewis) Reeleder; brother, Leo (Marjorie) Sheepwash. Private interment at a later date in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

O’RILEY, Donald Wilfred - 81, Lower Onslow, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Mattawa, Ontario, he was a son of the late Brant and Sybil (Kenney) O’Riley. Loving husband of 58 years to Violet (nee MacIsaac) O’Riley; devoted father to son James, Medicine Hatt, Alberta; daughter, Sandra Walker, White Court, Alberta; grandchildren, Shiloh, Kathaleananna; great-grandchildren, Trayce, Shaelyne, Payton, Kayze, Jayda; brothers David (Margaret) of Halifax; sister Wendy O’Riley of Dutton, Ontario. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Robert, John, Stuart, Brian; sisters, Eleanor, Audrey. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A family funeral service will take place at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CANNING, Jeffrey Lewis -  55, of Lake Charlotte, Eastern Shore, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017 at home in the arms of his loving wife Kathleen (Kathy Cross-Bridgewater). He was born on April 15, 1962 to the late Aubra and Geraldine (Melanson) Canning. Jeff grew up in the small town of Parrsboro, a place where his presence left an everlasting impression upon all ages. As a teenager and young adult, he directed his interests and enthusiasm to his school and community; serving as a member of the Student Police, Katimavik, Curling Club, Golf Club, Fire Department, Auxiliary RCMP and Coach of Perry’s Esso Ball Team. Jeff’s sense of humor and love for entertaining, earned him many gigs at the Parrsboro Band Hall, where he was well known for imitating Foster Brooks and Red Skelton. In 1994, fulltime employment with Canada Post as Post Master, took him to Tangier on the Eastern Shore. On July 6, 1996 he married Kathleen. Later in years, he switched employment to the Halifax Regional School Board as a dependable custodian and substitute caretaker. Jeff proudly served over 100 schools within the board and enjoyed meeting the many students and staff members. Accomplishing much throughout his life, Jeff was most proud of being "Dad" to his remarkable son Adam, 14. Along with his wife Kathleen, Jeffrey is survived by his son, Adam Lewis Canning; sister, Debby (Bob) Woods, Montgomery, Texas; nephew, Josh Woods, Midland, Texas and niece, Tessa Woods, Birmingham, Alabama; Special cousin Shelley Dow (Rob Grant), Parrsboro. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Raynold and Gladys (O’Rourke) Melanson and paternal grandparents Lewis and Vivian (Boyd) Canning. Friends and family were invited to celebrate Jeff’s life and honour his legacy, by sharing memories and expressing condolences at D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home, Sheet Harbour May 11th with a Celebration of Life Mass at Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro May 13, 2017; Father Phil Thibodeau officiating. The family requested in lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to an Education Fund for his son, Adam by donating at either D.S. Crowell & Son Funeral Home or Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. www.smithsfuneralhome.com  

McMANUS, Audrey Rebecca – 79, Upper Onslow, passed away peacefully in the evening hours of Saturday, May 6, 2017 at home. Born in Sunnybrae, Pictou Co., she was the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Bray) Jackson. She leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Pat; children, Eva (Michael) Fortune, Brookfield, Twila (André) Guay, Rougemont, QC., Ruth Murphy, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Joey (Roxanne) McManus, Truro, Effie (James) Linkletter, Hilden, Beth (Garth) Lunn, Debert; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Audrey was predeceased by daughter, Bertha. A special thank you to all who helped in any way to honour Audrey’s wishes to remain at home. In particular we would like to thank the VON Palliative Care team, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society as well as granddaughter, Rachel. In keeping with her wishes, Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life was held May 13 followed by Words of Remembrance in Truro Horseman’s Club, 288 Main St., Bible Hill. Donations celebrating Audrey’s memory may be made to Palliative Care (C/O CEHHA, 625 Abenaki Rd., Truro, N.S. B2N-0G6) Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LUNN, Dayne Michael – 37, Upper Onslow, passed away in his sleep at home on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Born in Truro, he was a son of Linda (McWhirter) Lunn, Upper Onslow, and the late Willis Lunn. Along with his mother, Dayne is survived by his brother, Kelly Lunn (Dana Holmes), Bedford; nieces, Madison Lunn, Baxter’s Harbour; Eden Lunn, Bridgewater; uncles, Dale Lunn (Paulette), Advocate Harbour; Duncan Lunn (Lorraine), Advocate Harbour; Fred Smith (Sally), Kentville; Gerald Smith (Genevieve), Dartmouth; many cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, May 11, 2017, Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiated. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacKINNON, Marlene Louise (Higgins)  71, Belmont, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at home. Born in Crowes Mills, she was a daughter of the late Albert Esson and Grace Mae (Barnhill) Higgins. Marlene is survived by her husband, Donald MacKinnon; brother-in-law, Bill (Val) MacKinnon; sister-in-law, Jill Higgins; nieces and nephews, Wade (Rona), Bobby (Cara), Garth, Krista (Greg), Stephen, Tonda (Wade), Kenda (Brad), Lisa (Kevin), Jeff (Theresa); numerous great nieces and great nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Rona, Ruth; brother, Grant. Graveside interment service was held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPRAGUE, Wayne Ernest – 75, Great Village, passed away suddenly, May 7, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was the son of the late Ernest and Marquerite (Hawkins) Sprague. Born in Kitchener, ON Wayne spent many years travelling from Ontario to visit his children and grandchildren who were the pride of his life. Later he moved to Nova Scotia and enjoyed his time playing Bingo and being with his family. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by daughters, Lisa (Laurie) George, Great Village; Vickie (Kelly) MacNutt, Memramcook, NB; son, Grant (Annette), Mt. Uniacke; grandchildren, Chellcea (Blake Wells), Serena, Brandon (Taylor), Jacob, Mike, Damien, Joey, Connor, Cal, Wilson, Aliya, Harrison, Myra, Nolan; great grandson, Everett; sisters, Nancy (Zen) Ostrowski; Bonnie (Wally Stewart) Sprague; Bev (John) Robinson; brother, Dennis (Nancy); several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Patricia Hiedeman and brother, Brian. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the NS Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences and donations may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

THOMPSON, William R. "Bill" – We, the family of William "Bill" Thompson are broken hearted to announce his passing on Monday, May 8, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Bill was born in 1946 to the late Ralph and Margaret (Palmer) Thompson of West Brook. Bill worked in the telephone offices of MTT in Halifax, in building supplies for Deane Allen and as a lumber inspector with the Maritime Lumber Bureau. In 1979, Bill purchased his Uncle Percy’s blueberry farm which he operated until 2008. During this time he brought the fields and the old farm house back to life for all to love and enjoy. He was an expert at fixing what was broken and creating beauty in wood lamps and refinishing furniture. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Willo of 47 years; daughters, Melanie Thomas (Michael); Stacy Thompson (David); a son, Luke (Meagan). He is the proud "Poppa" of Joseph, Willo, Maggie, Bailey, Skylar, Brooklyn, Owen, Summer, Noah, Neveah and Liam. Bill also leaves his brothers, Jim (Claudia), Boyd (Cathy); Willo’s mother, Barbara Hudlin (Al); siblings, Julia, Ira (Bernice), Angela, Annemarie, Arthur (Bertha), Susan (Greg), Tina (Neil); numerous nieces and nephews, and greats. Also, close friends, Keith and Wendy Siddall. Our thanks to Dr. Short, Carla, the VON and to all those who helped with Bill’s care. Funeral service was held May 11, 2017 at the Southampton United Church, Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the West Brook Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

BENNETT, Virginia G. (Roche) – Age 80 of South Farmington. On Monday, May 8, 2017 the dark clouds parted revealing the clear blue morning sky allowing Mom to soar on the wings of the angels to heaven. Born in Greenfield in 1936, Mom was the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Brown) Morine. In her early years Mom stayed home raising her children and taking pride in her cooking, while maintained a clean house. During her time while living in Advocate Harbour, she worked at the Chignecto Manor. She enjoyed knitting, fancy needlework and crocheting. Left to mourn are her daughters, Marie (Paul) Rawding, Christine (Curtis) Foster; her sons, Raymond (Darlene) Roche, Paul Roche and his wife Fern Robar; 7 grandchildren, Everett, Lisa, Melissa, Jessica, Jennifer, David, Amanda; 8 great grandchildren, Emma, Jacob, Megan, Owen, Delilah, April, Nova, Chase; brothers, William, Eric, Perry; sisters, Shirley, Margaret, Jean, Betty and Frances; an Uncle, Chet Brown; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend, Shayna Rawding. She was predeceased by a sister Elaine; a brother, Ernie. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Lakeville Cemetery, Billtown. Memorial donations in Virginia’s memory may be made to the Annapolis Community Health Centre Palliative Care in Annapolis Royal or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HAYMAN, Florence Allie - Age 86, North River, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2017 at The Mira, Truro. Born in Onslow Mountain, June 5, 1930. She was the daughter of the late George Lambert & Grace (Blenkensopp )Lambert. She is survived by sons, Allan (partner Judy Jones), Murray, daughter Joy; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Arthur, son Wayne, brothers Frank, Roy, and Godfrey, and sister Grace. She taught school for many years and then substituted after that. She was a member of the North River United Church and enjoyed reading her poems with the music group. Florence loved her dog Lassie. A Memorial service was held May 11 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, Rev. John Parsons officiated. Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Denmark. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Hills Cemetery, Denmark or The North River United Church. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at East Cumberland Lodge and The Mira for mom’s care throughout the last few years. On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com.       

LeBLANC, Mildred E. "Millie" – Age 83, of Lower Five Islands passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by family. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Evelyn H. (Eagles) Phinney. She is survived by her husband, Adrien; daughters, Laureen Hutt (Larry), St. Margaret's Bay; Yvette Yorke (Doug), Five Islands; Yvonne Creelman (Craig), Bass River; a son, Andy LeBlanc (Kelly), Five Islands; sister, Inez Weir (Ellis), Truro; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Paul in 2012; a son in infancy; sisters, Vera Yorke, Doris Yorke, Audrey MacKenzie; brothers, Clinton Phinney and Eldon Phinney. Funeral service washeld May 15, 2017, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison and Pastor Doug Lake officiated. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacCALLUM, Susan Darlene, 63 of Onslow Mountain passed away May 11, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Elsie (Oickle) MacKay.  Susan is survived by her husband, Bruce; daughter, Angela (Shawn) MacDonald, Sydney Mines; sons, Joedy (Carole) and Justin (Rebekah), both of Truro; sisters, Gayle (Arthur) Hoogervorst, NB, Judy (Glenn) Clyne, ON, Dauna (Wayne) Perrin, Hilden; grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Jayde, Autumn, Milo; aunt, Lena Kaulback, Truro; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister, Dianne MacFarlane.  Visitation was held May 15 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro.  A private family interment was held May 16 in Belmont Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.   On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

NELSON, Reta Blanche (McLellan)  84, Central Onslow, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Lower Onslow, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Marion (Peters) McLellan. Reta is survived by her husband of 62 years, Brenton; son, Rod (Julie); daughters, Kathy, Joanne (Clayton) Gamble, Barbara (Rob) Sullivan; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Jeffery; brother, Robert "Bob" McLellan. Reta’s family received friends on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Trinity United Church, Upper Onslow. Interment will take place 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

COLPITTS, Mary P. – Age 89, of Diligent River passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at home. Born in Newton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Canning) Pearson. Mary was a graduate of Normal College in Truro and throughout her career, taught in numerous schools retiring in Parrsboro in 1987. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Burton, Diligent River; grandsons, Michael Burton (Stephanie McCulley), Halifax; Justin Colpitts, British Columbia; special friend, Robert Dowe, Diligent River. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald in 2014; a daughter, Linda; a son, Mark. At Mary’s request, there will be no funeral service held. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Beulah I. "Nellie" – Age 91, of Five Islands passed away Saturday, May 14, 2017 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Edna (Alkern) McBurnie. She is survived by daughters, Lois Gouchie (Michael), Five Islands; Lisa Brown (James), Porter's Lake; sons, Trueman McBurnie (Myrna), Robert "Robbie" (Angie), all of Five Islands; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert; sisters, Evelyn, Helen; brothers, Cecil, Bernard, Everett, Chester. Funeral service was held May 17, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial in the Peniel United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PETTIGREW, Joan Demille- 82, of Halfway River, Cumberland county passed away Thursday May 18, 2017 at Cumberland Regional Health Center, Amherst. Born in Springhill she was the daughter of the late Frank Walsh and Martha ( Hunter ). She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Pettigrew ( Charles Simmonds ), Southampton; two sons, Hughie Pettigrew ( Rosalie Ripley), Lakelands; Robert Pettigrew, Halfway River; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Darreld in 1973; a brother Hughie in infancy. Funeral service was held May 21, 2017 at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Halfway River Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the IWK, Halifax or Cumberland Regional Helath Care Center, Amherst. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SPICER Jean B- 95 of Parrsboro passed away Friday May 19, at South Cumberland Care Center. Parrsboro. Born in Lunenburg she was the daughter of the late Esson Levy and Arlette (Langille).  She worked as a chief at The Infectious Diseases Hospital in Halifax, as well at Willow nursing home for a number of years. She was also a Lioness and an avid knitter. She is survived several nieces and nephews she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Spicer in 1993; sisters, Grace Levy and Annie Dares; five brothers, Harvey, Burton, Warren, Ray, Gordon. Funeral Service was held at Smiths Funeral Home, Parrsboro on May 22 with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online Condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


May 2017

GRAHAM, Ralph Douglas  79, Upper Stewiacke, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, March 20, 2017, at Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born in Upper Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Faulkner) Graham. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Phyllis Beatrice (McNutt), Brookfield, formerly of Upper Stewiacke; daughters, Karen Graham, Nancy Graham, Truro; Shelley Graham, Brookfield; Angela Graham (Simon Wood), Debert; grandchildren, Rebecca Wood, Lauren Wood, Jarret Retfalvi; sister, Betty Rogers, Upper Stewiacke; brothers, John "Jack" (Peggy) Graham, Calgary, Alberta; Raymond (Lois) Graham, Kamloops, British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Catherine in infancy; brother-in-law, Bernard Rogers. Special thanks are extended to all the staff at Maritime Oddfellows Home for their compassionate care and support. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, March 25, 2017. Spring interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LITTLE, Bernard William - Truro, peacefully and surrounded by his family, passed away at the age of 81 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Bernie was born in Halifax to William Patrick and Ellen Theresa (Poteri) Little. His sister Barbara Marie predeceased him in childhood. Bernie was a devoted and caring husband to Dolores Mary (Eisan) Little for almost 59 years and a loving father to Susan (Edward Javinsky), Kevin (Cheryl Ellis), and Michael (Gia Klironomos). We were so blessed to have him as our dad. He adored his grandchildren Matthew Little, Tori-Rose Javinsky, Benjamin Javinsky, Nicholas Little, Alexander Little, and Lillian Little. He was delighted to be a foster grandfather to Renae Watters, and to be a great-grandfather to Julia Irene Cloney. He and Dolores ran the B&D Little convenience store in Debert for many years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The date and time of the funeral service will be announced at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEBB, Jeanetta Emeline (VanBuskirk) - 89, Truro, surrounded by her family, went to be with the Lord (who she loved and served) on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Mom was born in Pugwash Junction and was a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret (Bears) VanBuskirk. Mom is survived by sons, Jim (Rita), Bible Hill; Larry (Barb), Onslow Mountain; Rev. Carman (Linda), Upper Cape, NB; daughters, Kathy Blakely (Rev. David), Ottawa, ON; Lynn Parsons (Kevin), Bible Hill; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby McLean, Truro. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Garnet Dawson Webb in 2014; brothers, Harris, Tom, Rod, Jamie VanBuskirk. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, March 30, 2017, Reverend Scott Penner officiated. Spring interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. Full obituary and condolences" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOYD, Daniel Aubrey "Danny" - 59, of Truro, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Sylvia (Colpitts) Boyd, Glenholme, and the late Wayne Boyd. Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Darlene (Kent) Boyd; daughter, Katie Boyd (Matt Upham), North River; sons, John (Alycia) Boyd, Riversdale, Chris (Lisa) Boyd, Onslow Mountain; sisters, Lisa, Melanie, Carrie; brothers, David, Steven, Stacey, Nicky; 10 grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Danny’s life was held Sunday, April 2, 2017. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LAKE, Anthony E. ‘Tony’ – Age 78, of Parrsboro and formerly of Fox River passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Herbert and Laura (Dowe) Lake. He is survived by his wife, the former Helena Cormier; a daughter, Laura Jury (Doug), Moncton; a son, Thomas (Susan Proctor), Amherst; grandchildren, Calvin Tower (Rachel), Ohio; Katrina Gilroy (Bruce), Amherst; a great-granddaughter, Nicole; sisters, Madeline Varner, Annabelle Hamilton, Valerie Smith (Frank), all of Diligent River; Dorothy Ross (Maxwell), Fraserville; Betty Anne DeWitt (Allen), Parrsboro; brothers, Philip (Ruby), Springhill; Alan (Donna), New Canaan; sister-in-law, Cindy Lake, Port Greville; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lois in infancy; a brother, Walter. Funeral service was held March 29, 2017 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the L.A. Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SABEAN, Wendall Malcolm - Age 72, of Five Islands, Colchester County, passed away on March 29, 2017 at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Weymouth, Digby County on December 20, 1944, he was a son of Donald Murray and Marion Louise (Cosman) Sabean. He grew up in South Range, attending schools at South Range, North Range and graduating from Digby Regional High School in 1962. He worked for Maritime Tel. and Tel. Co. Ltd. for over 31 years, retiring as Regional Manager Residence Services in New Glasgow in 1994. He spent his retirement years in Five Islands. He enjoyed camping, Bluegrass Festivals, snowmobiling, golf and, especially, his winters in Zephyrhills, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Langille); sons, Donald (Ellen), Douglas (Sandra), both of Dartmouth; daughter, Tracy (Craig Wright) of Lake Echo; granddaughters, Katie (Adrian), Jessica, Meagan, Ainslie, Emily; twin grandsons, Sean and Adam; brothers, Chester (Ellen), Dale (Louise), Glen (Florence); sister, Pam; sisters-in-law, Jean, Audrey, Sharon, Donna; brothers-in-law, Jack, Les, Ross; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; step-father Maurice Sabine; father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Virginia Langille; brother-in-law, Harvey. There will be no visitation. A memorial service was held April 2, 2017 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Private family burial to be held in Five Islands. A special thank you to Dr. Karen Ewing and the physicians and nursing staff of the sixth floor, Centennial building of the QE II Health Sciences Centre. Donations may be made to the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LUPPICINI, Peggy Lee M. – Age 76, of Dieppe passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital in Moncton. Born in Apple River, she was a daughter of the late Laurence and Edith (Crossman) Boyde. She is survived by a daughter, Audra Pitre (Daniel), Fredericton; sons, Rocci (Ginger), Ottawa; Joel (Michelle), Montreal; sisters, Ruth Ann McCully (Gary), Port Greville; Mary Lou Spicer, Port Greville; brothers, Sidney (Pam), Port Greville; Phillip (Lynn), Saint John; 7 grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Wayne Luppicini; a nephew, Laurence. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro on April 8, 2017, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Fraserville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHASE, Phyllis Elisman - 84, Truro, and formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Ingersoll, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Rose (Minard) Johnson. Phyllis formerly belonged to Great Village Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. For many years Phyllis along with her late husband Harry, owned and operated Suckling & Chase Florist Limited Truro. She is survived by daughter, Deanna Brush, Halifax; sons, Edwin Brush, Springhaven; Darren Brush, Truro; Patrick (Uta) Brush, Berwick; step-daughter, Janice Pearson, Truro; step-son, Sandy Chase (Gwen), Miramichi, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Eric, Keith, Zackery, Caelyne, Francis, Hannah, Seamus, Lucas, Shawn, Kristen, Lee; great-granddaughter, Sophia. She was predeceased by her first husband, Hubert Henry Brush; second husband, Harry Alfred Chase; sisters, Pauline, Marie, Margaret; brothers, Ralph, Pat. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, April 8, 2017, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Spring interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DYAS, Joyce M. – Age 91, of Truro and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Toronto, she was a daughter of the late Duncan and Jean (MacLaren) MacGillivary. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Pollotta, Rochester, N.Y.; Susan Dyas (David Doane), Keswick, Ont.; a son, Kenneth (Dawn Wall), Truro; five grandchildren, John Pollotta, Marc Pollotta, Tammy Holwell, Keri Ziegler, Trent Dyas; 15 great grandchildren; a great-great grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; a daughter, Nancy; a son, John. Funeral service was held Friday, April 7, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COLPITTS, Marie E. – Age 84, of Diligent River passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Vimy Court, Bible Hill. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Alexander "Papa" and Mae (Porter) Salter. She is survived by daughters, Jill Rafuse (Norman), Parrsboro; Janice Colpitts, Diligent River; sons, Brad (Debbie), Peterborough, Ont.; Dwight (Sherry), Ward’s Brook; Jeff (Wilma), Fox River; Gordon (Lynn), Truro; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Gloria Himmelman, Thelma Venus (Bob), Flora Whebby (Jack), all of Dartmouth; a brother, Curtis, Ottawa; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur in 1992; sisters, Dorothy and Augusta;  brothers, Robert, Gordon, Raymond, Ralph. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, the Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the Diligent River Anglican Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Erma Florence - 94, of Lower Truro Road, Truro, passed away peacefully to be with her Lord, Friday, April 7, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Pugwash, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Florence (Black) Murray. She is survived by daughters, Martena (Wendell) Hendsbee, Truro; Gwen Rushton, Truro; son, Brian (Kathryn), North Vancouver; brother, Douglas (Mary Lou) Murray, Kingston; grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Dail, Craig (Allison Bannard), Gerred, Adam; great-grandchildren, Peter, Jasper, Ruby and Ivy Dail; Sophia Rushton; several nieces and nephews; step Mother Mary Jenkins, Sisters in Law Myrna Murray, Patricia Croucher. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years Carl, sisters Gladys, Hazel; brothers Vaughn, Angus. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Erma’s family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and funeral service 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiating, assisted by Pastor Steve Adams and Pastor Doug Campbell. Reception will follow. Interment in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROBINSON-LEVERING, Shirley Anne Kathleen 49, Truro Heights, died suddenly, April 9, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Robinson. Shirley leaves behind her loving husband, John; sons, Durell, Shawn, Noah; brothers, Michael Robinson (Tammy), Truro, Alton Robinson (Judy), Amherst, Charles Robinson, New Glasgow, sister, Peggy Robinson, Truro; several brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Shirley was predeceased by daughter, Tamara Leigh Robinson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where the Memorial Service was held April 15, Pastor Brian O. Johnston officiated. Interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Children’s Wish Foundation, online condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

EAGLES, Morris Dwight - 66, Great Village, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Walter and Eva (Rushton) Eagles. Known to most as Moke, he loved music, his guitars and his family. He is survived by sisters, Rose Richards and Donna Joseph; children, Calvin, Timmy, Danny, Natasha, Coressa; step-children, Weldon, Shelly, Marlene, Sherry; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his biological parents, Stewart and Thelma (Rushton) Eagles; brothers, Timmy, Myles; sister, Elda. A Celebration of Life for Morris will take place at a later date in Londonderry Community Hall, Londonderry. Interment at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ADAMS, Anthony Mark - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Anthony Mark Adams, 48 of Debert in the morning hours of Monday, April 10, 2017. Anthony was born in Truro on March 15, 1969. He had a passion for hunting as well as fishing. Anthony worked for many years as an industrial roofer being a member of Union Local 409. We wish to thank family, friends and the community for all of their help, love, prayers and support during Anthony’s battle with cancer. He is survived by his mother, Anna; daughter, Darian MacBurnie (Cody Nelson); son, Cody MacBurnie (Brandy Pratt); grandchildren, Brody, Chloe and Cruze; sister, Shawna Adams; brother and best friend,  Scott Adams; niece, Brittany Higgins; great nephew, William as well as extended family, Bruce Higgins and Troy Dixon; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Anthony was predeceased by his father, Harvey Gerald Adams. In keeping with his wishes, Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. If so desired, donations in Anthony’s memory may be made to the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Words of comfort and condolence may be sent to Anthony’s family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAVANAGH, F. Lloyd – 93, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late George and Alice (O’Brien) Cavanagh. Lloyd and his late wife, Jean, owned and operated a successful family business, Cavanagh’s Food Market, for many years. Lloyd is survived by his children, Alice Gibbons (Ken), Ben Cavanagh, Connie Brooks (Brett), Shawn Cavanagh; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean (McCray); sisters, Evelyn (Murray) Shaw, Georgie (Larry) Hatfield, Patricia (Lauder) Perrin. Funeral service was held Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in First Baptist Church, 759 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Private family interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LINKLETTER, Donald Alan – 64, Truro/Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away April 15, 2017 in QEII Halifax Infirmary. Don was involved and worked his entire life in the trucking industry. He worked with Commercial Safety Surveys as a driving instructor as well as with Midland Transport for 18 accident free years. Don also worked with MacKay’s Volvo in sales and most recently, as manager of East Coast International-Truro. He will be missed by all who knew him. Don leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Anita; sons, Ron and Chris (Irene); grandson, Jonas, step grandsons, Nic and Tom (Kennedy) Elliott, step great grandson, Bill Elliott; brothers, Maurice (Nancy), Arthur (Nancy); sister, Jennifer (Charles) Brunet; sisters in law, Dianne (Donnie) Arenburg, Teresa Bowser, Joanne Cook; nine nieces and nephews; several second cousins as well as several cousins in Holland. He was predeceased by parents, Maurice and Johanna (Bourgonje) Linkletter. The family welcome friends to a Graveside Service which will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 2pm in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. A Reception and Time of Remembrance will follow at the family home, 246 Middle Road, Debert. If so desired, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Colchester Community Workshops Foundation (168 Arthur Street, Truro, NS B2N 1Y4). Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HENWOOD, Beverly A. – Age 72, of Hamilton, Ont. and formerly of Parrsboro passed away peacefully with her daughters and grandchildren by her side on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Regina Gardens in Hamilton.  Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, she was the only child of the late Albert and Eileen (George) Fitzsimmons. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughters, Janice Henwood (Keith Mulvihill), St. Thomas, Ont.; Carol Henwood-Allen, Hamilton, Ont.; grandchildren, Cole, Janai, Erykah, Olivia, Kian. Known affectionately by family as "Bo", she moved from Parrsboro to Hamilton in 1982, and never stopped thinking of herself as a "down-homer." She had a passion and flair for creating a home, and this led to her becoming a skilled handywoman. She could wield a hammer and drill as well as any accomplished carpenter, and over the years she acquired a toolbox that any carpenter would envy. Her greatest love and joy was her family, including her beloved George family. She was a caregiver at heart, and she dedicated herself to being "Mom" to her two daughters. In her later years, she loved being "Nana". She adored her grandchildren and they grew to look forward to the spontaneous and creative adventures she shared with them over the years. Funeral services will be held in Parrsboro at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to any Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Debra Ann "Debbie" – 65, Truro passed away unexpectedly, April 19, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Florence (Welch) Elliott. Debbie worked as a CCA for many years in various health locations, including the VON, Cedarstone, The Mira, and Debert Court. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and extended even to her pets and all animals in general. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Terrence; daughter, Stephanie (John) McIntosh, Bass River; sons, Patrick, Bass River, Timmy (Michelle),  Kelly (Jennifer), both of Debert; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Colchester S.P.C.A. or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

HATFIELD, Cynthia W. – Age 86, of Fox River passed away peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Fox River, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Annie (Glennie) Lake. She is survived by daughters, Diana Perry, Port Greville; Jacqueline LeBlanc (Blain), Amherst; Susan Hatfield (Myles), Amherst; Isobel Allen (Peter), Fox River; Shelley Lake (John), Gore; a son, Edward, Fox River; a brother, Harold Lake, Sussex, N.B.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 2001; sisters, Jessie, Jeanette; a brother, Jim. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


April 2017

ROBICHEAU, Reginald Joseph "Reggie" - 72, Truro, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at home. Born in Plympton, he was a son of the late Payson and Lena (Deveau) Robicheau. He was predeceased by his brother, Jerry Robicheau. Reg is survived by his only daughter, AnneMarie Robicheau, (Brookes VanTassell), Brookfield; son-in-law, Chum Mingo, Truro; his grandsons, Gavin and Cohen Mingo; step-grandsons, Rigby and Broden VanTassell; sister-in-law, Debbie Amero; nephew, Russell Robicheau. Reg was an electrician for 49 years, and a member of IBEW Local 625. Funeral service was held Friday, February 17, 2017, at Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Linkletter, George A. "Geordie" – Age 90, of Lower Five Islands passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Economy, he was a son of the late Norman and Thelma (Davis) Linkletter. Geordie was a member of Corinthian Masonic Lodge #63, Great Village serving in numerous capacities. He enjoyed music, especially the open mics and jams throughout the area. He is survived by a daughter, Judy Laing, Lower Five Islands; daughter in law, Rosemarie (Linkletter) Black, Markdale, Ont.; grandchildren, Allan Linkletter (Louise), London, Ont.; Lori-Ann St.-Jean (Larry), Powassan, Ont.; Joy Appleyard, Grand Valley, Ont.; Theresa Laing, Lower Five Islands; great grandchildren, Stephen, Natasha, Devon, Cole; several nieces and nephew. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hazel Fletcher in 2013; a son, Keith; sisters, Mona, Norma; brothers, Harry, Elson. A memorial service will be held in the Peniel United Church, Five Islands at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or to Peniel United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WOOD, Betty Lois – 86, Truro passed away March 1, 2017 at the QEII Health Centre, Halifax. Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Whaley) Black. She grew up in England and moved to Canada in 1967 with her husband and four children. She worked for twenty years at Crossley Carpets before retiring. She had a wonderful passion for gardening, shopping and all her children. She is survived by children, Kim (Richard) Bottomley, Ingramport, Janine (Jack) Bates, Bible Hill, Simon (Angela), Debert; grandchildren, Daniel and Josh Bottomley, Mitchell, Ryan and Daniel Bates, Rebecca and Lauren Wood; great grandchild, Adaya Bates. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; son, Michael; sister, Norma Land. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. A celebration of her life will be held at The Camp at a later date, which will include Henkell. Special thanks to the staff at Wynn Park for their love and care during her stay there. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HILL, Hazel Lillian – 96, Great Village, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in South Maitland, she was a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Baxter) Robinson. She is survived by her sons, Carleton MacLean (Thelma), Sheet Harbour; Robert Hill (Betty), Great Village; Ferguson Hill (Ter), Scottsdale, Arizona; daughter, Martha Hill, Winnipeg, MB; her treasured grandchildren and great grand-children; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel MacLean; her second husband, Erle Merton Hill; grandchildren, Lisa Ann, Andrew; brothers, Wesley, Vincent, Marvin; sisters, Jean, Mary. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Interment in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LOCKYER, Susan N. - Age 51, of Five Islands passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 surrounded by loving family at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Scarborough, Ont., she was the daughter of Donald Wells, Springdale, Nfld. and Patricia (Draper) Wells, Cobourg, Ont. Susan was an avid crafter, creating many beautiful projects for all of her family. You could often find her roaming her favourite beaches in search of beautiful treasures to add to her collection. She is survived by her caring husband, Enos; daughters, Alison Lockyer (Jordan Willner), Truro; Amy MacArthur (Brock), Cobourg, Ont.; a son, Joshua, Five Islands; and her seven wonderful grandchildren, Violet Willner; Caie-Sun, Sloan, Hawkins, Avery and Amara MacArthur; Lily Lockyer. Funeral service was held March 10, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PARKER, David Thomas Rockley Q.C. - 70, Truro. A devoted husband, loving son, guiding father, jokester grandpapa, loyal brother, supportive uncle, honest friend and colleague, and a bit of a "codfish", Dave passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017, with family by his side, loving and holding him. "Big D" was born in Morrisburg, Ontario, and grew up in St. Lambert, Quebec. He later moved his family to Truro where he balanced a career of practicing law in his family home, teaching law at CEC and adjudicating at the Nova Scotia Small Claims Court. Dave is survived by his wife and best friend, Ronda Louise Parker (Lake); children, Laura, David "DS" (Jacqueline), Victoria; grandsons, Jacob, William, Thomas; father, Thomas Parker; sisters, Donna and Megan (Gerry); mother-in-law, Robin Lake; sisters-in-law, Leslie Searle (Duncan) and Sarah Jane Conklin (Tor), many nephews and niece; the Hutton family and so many friends and colleagues. Dave was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Parker and father-in-law, Harold Lake. A gathering of love and support for all friends and family was on Saturday, March 11, 2017. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date at the river. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRACE, William "Bill" – age 81, Lower Truro, went to be with his Lord surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Branch LaHave, Lunenburg Co., he was the son of the late Charles "Keith" and Jennie (Crouse) Grace. Bill was well known for owning and operating a service station in Bible Hill for many years and later for the Car Sales Industry in Truro. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Karen (Bezanson) Grace; daughter, Tami, Truro; sons, Dale Grace Sr. (Donna), Truro, Bill Grace Jr., Miramichi, N.B.; grandchildren; Matthew, Kayle, Riley, Dale Robert, Daniel, Holly, Gabrielle, Mikayla, Malachi and Micah; sister, Virginia Semone, Bridgewater; brother, Granville Grace, Bridgewater. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by son, Gregory Gordon Grace (July 2016); brothers, Lawrence, Robert, Donald and Dalton. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service was held March 11 in Elderbank Cemetery, Elderbank, Rev. Steve McEvoy, officiated. Donations celebrating Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6) Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Words of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPICER, John W. – Age 63, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Port Greville. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Archie and Ruby (Morris) Spicer. He was employed as a forestry worker for C.E. Harrison & Sons for many years. He is survived by a sister, Mona McCully (Donnie), Port Greville; a niece, Jennifer Baisly (Dan), Spencer’s Island; great nieces, Clarissa, Ava, Mya; great nephew, Nicholas; great-great niece, Everly. He was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice; a nephew, Archie McCully. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the LA Animal Shelter. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DEMERS, Joyce Letitia – 89, Truro passed away peacefully on March 9, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre,  with her daughter, Gloria by her side. Born in Debert, she was a daughter of the late Lester Bamford and Letitia (Barley) Totten. Joyce lived and worked most of her life in Truro. She retired after working many years with Sears. She loved to be around people and always made you feel welcome when you visited her. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by daughter, Gloria, who has been her caregiver over the past 5 years. She is also survived by brothers, Lionel, Royce, Ted, all of Debert, Bernie, Masstown; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Florence, Leta, Ella and Grace; brothers, Reginald, Erwin, Ronald, Stanley, Lee and a brother in infancy. A special thank you to the VON, staff and Doctors in the Palliative Care Unit at CEHHC and also Dr. Tanya Munroe. Funeral service was held March 13 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Betty Johnson officiating. Family flowers only. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HUGHES, Myrtle M. – Age 94, of New Glasgow passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Valley View Villa, Riverton. Born in Fox River, she was a daughter of the late Archibald and Alice (Crossman) Hughes. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Wayne) MacLean, Irish Mountain; chosen grandchildren, Sandra (Mike) Eis; Steven (Colleen) Linthorne; 4 chosen great grandchildren; special friend, Beth MacDonald; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo; a daughter, Deborah; sons, Roy, Donald; sisters, Lena, Marjorie, Milda, Elizabeth, Marguerite; brothers, Harland, Otto, Charlie, Clayton, George in infancy. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date in the Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to Riverbank Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TRENAMAN, Michael "Bruce", 73, Carroll’s Corner, passed away March 10, 2017 in the Mira Long Term Care, Truro. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. To view full obituary, donations and on-line condolences, visit: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WILSON, Phyllis Evelyn - 89, Debert, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Hilden, she was a daughter of the late Regis and Lillian (Eagles) Lorette. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Harry Judson Wilson; daughters, Linda (Eric) Chapman, Debert; Faye Delbridge (Jim Empey), Edmonton, Alberta; Judy Wilson-Shee, New Maryland, New Brunswick, Cathy Poole (David Stiles), Debert; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Maryann Lorette, Greenfield; brother-in-law, James Wilson, Truro. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Ross; sisters, Mary Kennedy, Hazel Salter, Florence Weise; brothers, Blair Lorette, Alvin Lorette; sons-in-law, Clayton Delbridge, Patrick Shee. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, March 18, 2017, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Spring interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GREENFIELD, Geraldine Muriel "Gerrie" 71, Central Onslow, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home. Gerrie will be fondly remembered by her loving partner, Barbara "Barbie" Shearer, and her daughter, Melissa Harris (Mike), and Melissa’s children, MacKenzie "Princess", and Michael, of Alberta, and furbaby Sugar. Born on April 4, 1945 in Toronto, ON, she was the second born child of the late Muriel Ann (Adamchuk) and the late James Graham Greenfield. Her beautiful life will always be cherished in the lives of her family, her brothers, Jim Greenfield, of Trenton, ON, Michael Greenfield, of Oshawa, ON, her nieces and nephew, Tammy, Laurie, Patty, Kristina, and Travis, all of ON; her in-laws, "mom" Eileen and Jim Johnson, Truro, NS; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Dale Shearer, Truro, NS; her Aunt Frances Shapiro, and Aunt Marg Adamchuk; and her first cousins, Michelle (Mike), Joel (Maria), Tanya (John), Harry (Brenda), and Jo-Ann (Shane). Gerrie was predeceased by her sister, Janet Moore (Greenfield), Toronto, ON. At Gerrie’s request, the family will be having a private family service and burial 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

GIDDENS, Robert "Keith" – 93, Truro, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 13, 2017 at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial, Halifax. Born in Londonderry Station, he was the son of the late Daniel "Steele" and Pearl (Johnson) Giddens. Raised on the family farm in Londonderry Station he left to join the army during World War II. He served as a signalman overseas and was later wounded in France. He returned home and worked as a sorter on the mail train and then in the Truro Post Office for 32 years as a mail clerk. He was an avid gardener with his vegetable garden being regularly raided by his kids and was especially proud of his "glads" and blueberry bushes. He also enjoyed pool, reading and crossword puzzles, and horses. He was a great fan of the Leafs and Jays. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, Truro and a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Truro. Keith is survived by his children, Karen (John) O’Toole, Sambro, David, Tatamagouche, Bob, Calgary, Alta., Heather MacNutt, Beaverbrook, Darlene (Clayton) McLeay, Central North River, Cindy (Kirk), West Gore, Gary (Christa), Lower Truro; sister, Faye McCallum, Truro; grandchildren, Bruce, Lisa, Shannon, Trevor, Andrew, Erica, Ashley, Taylor, Nicole, Kayla; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Hunter, Daniel; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Merle; a son in infancy, George Allen; granddaughter, Lindsay; sisters, Eva, Blanche, Una; brothers, Russell and Merle. Special thanks to the staff on 6 West at Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial for their exceptional care of their "Giddy" and also to his buddy, Con; thanks to Dr. Harold Berghuis, Truro for all the care provided over the past years. Cremation has taken place. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service, Branch 26 was held Friday, March 17 followed by a memorial service in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Paul Worden officiating. Spring interment at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Camp Hill Veteran’s Memorial Garden or a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com.

COULSTRING, Douglas "Doug" Leo – 65, Truro, passed away peacefully March 16, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Waverley, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Marie (Cruickshank) Coulstring. Doug was an avid musician for over 30 years in Alberta and beyond. Family was an important part of his life. Doug was selfless and had a great sense of humour. Doug is survived by his wife, Gail Rushton; daughter, April George (Kevin); sons, Nathan Niles, Richard Rushton; grandchildren, Brookelyn Niles, Jack Niles, Kate Niles, Justin Rushton, Tanisha Rushton, Dylan Rushton; great grandchildren, Summer-Lynn Rushton, Paisley Alexis Rushton; sisters, Carol Bernier (Walter), Marie Coulstring (Carl Waterfield); brothers, Reginald Coulstring (Linda), Robert Coulstring (Nadine), Lee Coulstring, Keith Coulstring (Alma), Maurice Coulstring (Karen); many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Doug was predeceased by siblings, Donna Coulstring, Norma Leighton, Kenneth Coulstring. A Memorial Gathering to Celebrate Doug’s Life was held March 22 in Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, 89 Queen St., Truro. Donations may be made to the Colchester Branch SPCA, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society or the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MORRIS, Heather M. - Age 56, of Advocate Harbour passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Spencer's Island, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Elizabeth (Fridge) Stronge. Heather achieved her Master Hairdresser's Certificate for Nova Scotia and was employed with various businesses, as well as operating her own shop. She also worked at the Chignecto Manor, Grant's General Store, Chignecto Variety and the Beach Cafe. She volunteered with the Advocate & District Voluntary Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary and Bingo. She is survived by her husband, Gregory; brothers, Douglas, Richard (Lynn), Jim (Doris), Stephan (Nancy); sisters-in-law, Verna (Wayne), Debbie, Diane (Tom); brothers-in-law, Albert (Judy), Nick (Bev), Richard (Dale), Kenny (Shirley); and numerous nieces and nephews. Also, will be sadly missed by her loving cats, Monkey and Nosey. She was predeceased by a sister, Audrey; a brother, Millard in infancy; father and mother-in-law, Ashley ‘Harl’ and Mabel. Funeral service was held March 23, 2017 at the Advocate Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Advocate Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


March 2017

MILDRED (MILLY) BLANCHE FAULKNER

Passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 30, 2017 at Groves Hospital in Fergus Ontario at the age of 83.

Beloved wife of Pursel Kyles Faulkner (passed away in November 2013).

Milly was born at Gerrish Valley, Nova Scotia and grew up in Lower Five Islands Nova Scotia. She moved to Toronto Ontario in 1951 where she lived for most of her adult life. She returned to live in Five Islands from 2005 to 2013 at which time she moved back to Fergus Ontario.

Milly was a loving mother, mother in-law, grandmother (known as Gram or Nanny) and great grandmother to a large immediate family including daughter Elizabeth Wend (husband Klaus Wend – deceased), sons Jim Faulkner (wife Ann Faulkner), Ken Faulkner (deceased), and Robert Faulkner (wife Christine Faulkner), grandchildren Sasha Trahan (husband Derrick Trahan), Amy Franco (husband Carlos Franco), Jamie-Ann Faulkner (husband Paul Fonte), Christopher Wend, Jacob Faulkner, and Michael Faulkner, and great grandchildren Cameron Trahan, Brooklin Trahan, Nathaniel Franco, Sebastian Franco, Benjamin Fonte, Nicholas Fonte.

Milly will be forever missed, and many memories of her will be cherished by many people that also include brothers and sisters and their families (most in Nova Scotia). Brothers James Power, Roland Power, Robert (Bobby) Power, Burton Power (deceased), Billy Power, and sisters Stella Power, Marie Eagles, Virginia Brodie, Susan (Susie) McCarthy, Eva Lewis.

Milly will also be remembered fondly by several of the family friends, many who also knew her as a grandmother figure to them, including almost all the kids in the neighbourhood who also liked to hang-out at Milly’s house.

Mom/Gram/Nanny was easy going in her nature, fun-loving, loved to play with and spoil the kids, and always looking for the nearest place to play bingo.

We all will always reflect on memories of our times with Milly and keep her in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2017 in Five Islands Nova Scotia.

GRAHAM, Victor Edmund – 80, Truro/Newton Mills, passed away January 29, 2017 in Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Newton Mills, he was a son of the late Allan and Annabelle (Kindervater) Graham. Victor was a lifelong cattle farmer, operating Graham Brothers Farm with his brother George. Victor is survived by nephew, Brian (Donna) Currie, Debert; niece, Karen Currie (Peter), Sheffield Mills; as well as many loving friends and extended family. He was predeceased by sister, Joan Currie; brother, George and nephew, Allan Currie. The family would like to thank the staff of The Mira for all they have done for Victor. Funeral service was held February 3 in Sharon Presbyterian Church, Dean Settlement with Rev. Michael Henderson officiating. Spring Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Donations in Victor’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (112-2719 Gladstone St., Halifax, N.S. B3K-4W6) Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACLEOD, Earl Raymond of Lower Onslow passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Centre, Truro with family by his side. Earl was born in Londonderry on September 25, 1919 and was the son of the late Norman and Alice (Roblee) MacLeod. The family moved to Crowes Mills where he attended school. He worked in the wood and sawmills until he joined the Royal Canadian Army and served overseas in the Second World War. He was employed with Latimer Construction and the Department of Highways as a skilled heavy equipment operator building roads in different areas of N.S. In 1956, Earl and his brother, Roland opened a B/A service station in Lower Onslow and in 1970 Earl and sons Carson and Leland took on a John Deere Dealership known as MacLeod’s Farm Machinery. He was a member of the Onslow United Church. He was a founding member of the Onslow-Belmont Fire Brigade and also one of the founding members of the Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Hoare); sons, Carson (Barbara) and Leland; stepchildren, David (Lori) Orr and Brenda Hoare; grandchildren, Tony, Donna, Kathryn, Carole, Travis, Heidi; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Darrin, Sugar-Daisy, Indigo, Ben and Ila; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Florence, Audrey, Clara and Muriel. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Daisy (Blackmore); daughter-in-law, Patricia; brothers, Harold, Roland, Irvin, Lionel, Howard; sister, Doris. Thank you to Emergency Room Staff and third floor staff at CEHHC and also to Dr. Bruce Phillips. A Celebration of Life was held February 5 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Spring Interment in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Donations in Earl's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit (CEHHC) or to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAMERON, Joyce Ruth (Croft) - 83, Bass River, passed away February 4, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Gegoggin, Yarmouth County, she was the daughter of the late George and Hilda (Penny) Croft. Joyce was a big fan of music, often playing Hawaiian Guitar and singing at many of the local jams. She owned and operated with her husband, Ernie's Canteen and Restaurant in Bass River for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, George "Ernie"; daughter, Katharine Faulkner; grandchildren, Karen Faulkner, Matthew (Amanda) Faulkner; special great granddaughter, Raine Mingo; several nephews and a niece. Besides her parents, Joyce was predeceased by brother, Douglas Croft; sister, Phyllis (Croft) Fulton; son in law, Robert "Bobby" Faulkner. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. Interment will be held at a later date in Rockley Cemetery, Cumberland Co., N.S. Donations in Joyce's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. (600 Abenaki Rd., Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A1) Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCCRAY, Brenda Ellen – 68, Masstown, passed away peacefully February 5, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Belmont, she was the daughter of the late John and Irma (Pynn) Morrisey. Brenda loved watching her nephews P.J. and Travis play hockey and her favorite goalie, Oliver. Brenda is survived by her husband of 46 years, Wayne; daughter, Monique (Esben) Arnfast, Valley; beloved grandson, Oliver; sisters, Judy, Wendy (Richard), Rose, Dolly, Yvonne, Heather, Starr and Sheryl; brother, Philip; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was held February 10 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Rev. Carolyn Rushton, officiating. Spring Interment in Masstown Cemetery. Donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Masstown United Church or to the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. A special family "thank you" for the excellent care to Dr. Jeffrey Williams, Dr. Roya Murray, Dr. Karla Armsworthy and the special nurses in Medical Day Care and Palliative Care. Online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

AKERMAN, Geraldine "Gerri" Marie (Martin) – 61, Valley, Col. Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 4, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Houlton, Maine, she was the daughter of the late John Silliboy and Rita Mae Martin. Gerri was a longtime employee of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Millbrook. She was skilled with craft making within her culture including beads and wreaths. She is survived by her husband, Kevin; daughters. Shauna (William) Gould, We’koq’maq, Lee Ann (Levi), Broderick, Ont; son, Wendell (Tyra Denny) Henderson, Truro; sisters, Darlene "Dolly" Prosper, Heatherton, NS, MaryAnn Sabattis, Fredericton, NB; brothers, Harry and Michael; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; uncle, Richard Silliboy, Houlton, Maine; nieces, nephews and several cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by one great grandchild.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HASLAM-RICHARDSON, Heather V. – 85, of Greenhill, near Parrsboro passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Concord, New Hampshire, she was a daughter of the late Montfort and Elsie (Smith) Haslam. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by her husband, Melvin; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Hope. As per her wishes, there will be no services held. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WEBB, Herman LeRoy "Roy" – 92, Debert, passed away February 8, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born October 6, 1924 in Parrsboro, he was the son of the late Russell and Hattie (Gratto) Webb. In 1943, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Roy served overseas in WWII from 1944-1946 and also served overseas with the 2nd Armoured Brigade. After returning home, Roy worked at the War Assets in Debert. He delivered the RR # 2 mail and drove school bus for many years. Dad loved old time music and played the fiddle in the Barley Boys Band. He was an honourary life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Debert Branch # 106 and a member of the Debert United Church. Roy is survived by his daughters, Brenda Black, Debert, Patti MacDonald (Glenn), Debert; sons, Randy (Donna), Debert, Stacy (Monica), Sarasota, Fl., Derek (Shawnn), Debert; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Roy was predeceased by his wife, Freda E. (Scott); son, Stephen, companion, Joan Reid and sister, Lois Bardell. In keeping with his wishes, Cremation has taken place with no visitation or funeral service by request. Interment will take place in the spring in Debert Cemetery (Plains Rd.) Donations in Roy’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. A special thank you for the excellent care of our father to Dr. Don Rowe as well as to the emergency nurses and the nurses and staff of D3 Wing. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HATFIELD, Stuart A. – Age 72, of Fraserville, Cumberland County passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was the eldest son of the late Frank and Edith (Allen) Hatfield. Stuart was well known for his passion of genealogy. He spent his early years working in the woods, at horse stables and at road construction, before retiring from Parrsboro Metal Fabricators with 29 years of service. He is survived by two sisters, Carol Freeman (William), Ninga, Manitoba; Millie Johnston (Brian), Truro; two brothers, Aurdon (Maureen), Sackville, NB; Rev. Maurice (Vi), Deer Island, NB; a niece, Faith Desharnais (Justin), St. Pierre, Manitoba; four nephews, James Hatfield, Sackville, NB; Timothy Freeman (Kathleen), Wakopa, Manitoba; Samuel Freeman (Michelle), Little Bass River; Jordan  Hatfield (Alisha), Fredericton, NB; two aunts, Ethel Slocum, Masstown; Shirley Collins, Amherst; seven great-nephews and 5 great-nieces; numerous cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date with details being announced at that time. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HINTON, Gary Marshall – 62, Truro passed away unexpectedly February 12, 2017 at home.  Born in Truro he was the son of Fred Hinton and the late Lois (Taylor) Hinton. Besides his father, he is survived by daughter, Shannon (Hoffman) Faulkner, St. Albert,  Alberta; sisters, Shelley (Jim Tanner) Hinton, Debert, Sherry Hinton, Stellarton, Heidi (Alex) Manicom, Valley, Heather (Fred) Connors, Truro; brother, Bill (Margaret), Truro; grandchildren, Sam and Lily Faulkner.  Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service at his request.  Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PIDGEON, John Christopher "Pidge" – 61, Truro, passed away suddenly on February 15, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born in Toronto, ON, he was the son of the late John and Alma (Woolley) Pidgeon. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Rankin); children, Nicholas (Katie Patton), Cory (Krissi McNutt), Chantelle (Cory Mcguigan), all of Halifax; Rick and Dillon, both of Truro; sisters, Judy (Tom Hendricks), Kathy (Randy Cameron), Jennet; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Joel Frederick, Joel Edward and his twin brother at birth. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service was held February 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating.  Online condolences and donations at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WHEATON, William J. "Billy Jr." – Age 65, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan with his loving family by his side.  Born in Parrsboro, he was the son of William "Bill Sr." Wheaton, Parrsboro and the late Irene (Breau) Wheaton. In 1973, Billy married his childhood sweetheart, Brenda Burke and they moved to Cole Harbour where they raised their sons Ryan and Patrick. Billy earned his early education in Parrsboro and attended the Springhill Vocational School where he graduated as an electrician. His career as a Manufacturers Agent, working with his father, spanned many years. They moved back to Parrsboro in 2004 and the view of the beautiful Minas Basin from their Greenhill home filled his heart with delight. For the past 13 years he was the greenkeeper at the Parrsboro Golf Club where he had been a member since the age of 9. He even gained notoriety with two hole in ones. Billy and Brenda, along with many loyal volunteers, were a driving force behind the project to build the new clubhouse. To them, the golf club was their "treasure".

He was a member of The United Commercial Travelers Association, the Canadian Professional Sales Association, President of the Parrsboro Golf Club, won numerous golf tournaments and enthusiastically coached several of his sons hockey teams. He is survived by the love of his life, Brenda (Burke); sons, Ryan (Tanya St-Pierre), Cole Harbour; Patrick (Tahara MacDonald), Bedford; grandchildren, Alex and Ella; sisters-in-law, Doreen Wheaton (Dave Gilder) and Trish Burke, Parrsboro; brother-in-law Paul Burke (Debbie), Toronto. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cousins Lester and Bruce Wheaton (deceased) grew up like brothers to Billy. He was predeceased by his mother, Irene (Breau) Wheaton in 2010; a sister, Brenda Joyce in infancy; grandparents, Jim and Lottie Wheaton; George and Madeleine Breau. A Celebration of Life was held at "The Hall", 44 King Street, Parrsboro February 26, 2017 where family and friends will gather to bid farewell to Billy. Cremation has taken place and committal will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Parrsboro Band Association, the Parrsboro Golf Club or to the Ottawa House. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WARD, Lillian - Known fondly as Diamond Lil, Lillian passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Port Greville in 1927, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Adella (Canning) Wasson. Lillian moved to Advocate Harbour when she was six years old. Lillian lead a creative and full life. She worked as a secretary at the Advocate District School, taught square dancing and piano lessons and started The Advocate Players Theatre Club. There was hardly a moment when Lillian was idle. She was an avid hooker, an always active member of the community, a vivacious member of The Red Hat Society and frequent performer at local open mics. Lillian was predeceased by Hugh Ward, her loving husband; dear friend, Carson Spicer; sisters, Annie, Doris, Ethel, Ruth; a granddaughter, Kelsey. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Jim) Tarso, Carla (Jack) Adams and Jennifer; her son, Ross (Linda) Ward; daughter-in-law, Karin Ward; her sister, Gladys; her eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Lillian’s family would like to extend their deepest and most heartfelt thanks to the medical staff on both the surgical and medical floors of the Cumberland Regional Healthcare Centre. Funeral service was held February 21 at Smith’s Funeral Home in Parrsboro. Burial to take place in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Lillian’s memory may be made to VON Foot Care Program or to the Advocate Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LAKE, Walter H. - Age 76, of Port Greville. With treasured memories of a life well lived, and hearts full of sadness, Walter passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by family. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Herbert and Laura (Dowe) Lake. He is survived by his wife, the former Cindy McCully; a son, Troy (Cheryl), Shubenacadie; a grandson, Caleb; sisters, Madeline Varner, Annabelle Hamilton, Valerie Smith (Frank), all of Diligent River; Dorothy Ross (Maxwell), Fraserville; Betty Anne DeWitt (Allen), Parrsboro; brothers, Anthony (Helena), Parrsboro; Philip (Ruby), Springhill; Alan, New Canaan; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lois in infancy. He loved his cat, Mia and his special friends, Paige, Meana and Dante. Funeral service was held February 25, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Fox River, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Age of Sail Heritage Centre, Port Greville. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCLAREN, Kathleen Josephine "Kay" – 86, Truro. We, the family of Kathleen Josephine "Kay" McLaren, are sad to announce her passing on Saturday evening, January 21, 2017, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. Born in Upper North River, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Christine (MacKenzie) McMaster. (Manganese Mines) Kay is survived by her daughters, Lorraine (Kenneth) Smith, Debbie McLaren, Truro; sons, Melvin (Lynda) McLaren, David (Sherri) McLaren, Wayne McLaren, Truro; Robert Lee (Lori) McLaren, Pugwash Junction; Terry McLaren, New Brunswick; Dougie McLaren, Crowes Mills; daughter-in-law, Clare McLaren, Pugwash; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings, Marguerite Harvey, Edna (Ronnie) Crowe, Jean (Rufus) McCallum, Truro; Marjorie Bryson, Hilden; Isabel (Robert) Baisley, Moncton, New Brunswick; Walter McMaster, Bible Hill; Robert (Velma) McMaster, Timberlea; Hugh (Linda) McMaster, North River; Donald (Betty Jean) McMaster, Bible Hill; many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Spring interment in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CAMERON, Susan Avis  67, Carrs Brook. With broken hearts we announce the sudden death of Susan Avis Cameron, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Susan is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lee; daughters, Tamara (John) Linkletter, LeeAnne (David) Lewis; grandkids, Kelsie (Brandon), Jamee, Cameron (Chantelle); great grandson, Emmett William; sisters, Margie, Libi (Wayne); brother, Charles (Kim); brother-in-law, Ross (Judi); many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Eddy and Charlotte (Perrin) Faulkner; parents-in-law, Billy and Ida Cameron; brother, John; brother-in-law, Barry. Special thanks are extended to members of Economy Fire Department who acted as first responders and also to Reverend Florence Antle-Brison for her care, friendship and love. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, February 11, 2017, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

February 2017

 

Sister Jennie Burke

Sister Jennie Burke, M.M. died on January 22, 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY. She was 92 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 72 years. She was born in Nova Scotia, Glace Bay, Canada on November 5, 1924 to Catherine McDougall and Joseph Burke and became an American citizen in 1926. She had three brothers and three sisters: J. Raymond, John, Joseph P. Jr., Mary, Catherine and Margaret. Her parents and siblings have all predeceased her.

Jennie graduated from East Boston High School, in Boston MA in 1942. She entered the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Maryknoll, NY on September 6, 1944 from Sacred Heart Parish in the Diocese of Boston, MA. At her Reception of the Habit she received the religious name Sister Miriam Terza. She made her First Profession of Vows on March 7, 1947 and her Final Vows on March 7, 1950, all at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. She earned two college degrees: a Bachelor of Education Degree at Maryknoll Teacher Training College in Maryknoll, NY and a Masters of Arts Degree in Religious Education at Seattle University, in Seattle, WA. In addition, she earned a certificate in Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College, in Oakland CA.

In 1949, Sister Jennie taught for one year at St. Anthony’s School in the Bronx, NY and was then assigned in 1950 to Hawaii where she taught in various diocesan schools until 1970. Following this, Sister Jennie became Religious Education Coordinator and sixth, seventh and eighth grade teacher at Maryknoll Girls School, Punahou, HI until 1975 when she returned to the Maryknoll Sisters Center and worked in Mission Education until 1978.

In 1978, she was assigned to Tanzania, East Africa where she did pastoral ministry and Christian Community Development in Dar Es Salaam from 1979 – 1981 and served as co-pastor of Sinon Church, Arusha, TZ from 1981 – 1986 . Following a year of renewal at the Maryknoll Sisters Center she went to Zimbabwe and Mozambique in 1988. She returned to Newburgh, NY in 1989 where she served as Community Development Coordinator and as a teacher in Adult Basic Education until 1990. From 1991 – 1993, she was a caregiver and counselor at ‘Arche Home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In 1993, she moved to Detroit, MI as a Special Education teacher at Mangrove College Learning and Writing Center until 1999. She retired in 2000 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Sister Jennie died peacefully on January 22, 2017 and donated her body to science.

A Vespers service was held for Sister Jenny on January 27 in the Main Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. A funeral Mass will follow on January 28 at 9:00 a.m. also in the Main Chapel at the Center.

MOORE, George Leon - 62, Truro, passed away peacefully, Sunday, December 11, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Robert and Stella (McCallum) Moore. George was a Senior Groundskeeper at Truro Cemetery Corporation where he worked for 37 years caring for Robie Street Cemetery, Terrace Hill Cemetery and also Hilden Cemetery. George is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Carrie Louise (Minard) Moore; children, Donald James Moore, Cindy Dawn Moore (Billy Nichols), Leon Osborne (Dede) Moore; step children, Michael Sisco, Suzanne Surette-Adshead, Jennifer Surette (Butch Belanger); 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Garfield (Cathy) Moore, Arthur (Doreen) Moore, Murray (Marie) Moore; sisters, Eileen (Jimmy) Johnson, Marg (Late, Jim) White, Jean (Late, Sherman) Marr, Georgina Clyke (Kenny Maxwell), Donna (Alan) Whitford; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, George was predeceased by his brother, John Moore. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 5, 2017, in St. David’s United Church, Bible Hill, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DEAN, Edith Veola - 81, Truro Heights, passed away peacefully, Monday, December 12, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in North River, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Betty (Daley) Nelson. Left to mourn, her husband of 59 years, Jim; children, Steve (Monique), Jamie, Rob (Shelley), Lisa, Ralph (Marg), and Linda; grandchildren, Timmy (Kelly), Tasha (Jonathon), Jeremy, Jaeger, Jaden, Joel, Josie, Josh, Ben and Emily; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Lucas, Lexi and Lydia; dogs, Hershey, Hemi, Cuda and Jake. She was predeceased by brothers, Doug and Allison. A celebration of Edith’s life was held Sunday, December 18, 2016, in Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

THOMPSON, Muriel Lois - 95, Bible Hill, peacefully passed away on December 16th, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Muriel was the daughter of the late Roy and Ella (Rankin) Totten. (Belmont, Colchester County) Survived by daughters, Ruth (the late Gerry) Mailloux, Glenda (Terry) Rector; son, Gordon Lee (Judy) Thompson; grandchildren, Christopher (Ginette), Bryan (Kim) Mailloux, Megan (Jason) Whidden, Chelsea (fiancé Dan) Thompson, Sarah Ruth Rector; great-grandsons, Marcus Mailloux, Noah Whidden; sister-in-law, Alberta Totten; nieces, Linda Totten, Vera (Mike) Chapman. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gordon (1973); brother, Lorne; son-in-law, Gerry Mailloux. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at St. David’s United Church, 18 St. David’s Avenue, Bible Hill, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment at a later date in Belmont Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, Wilfred L. – Age 85, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on December 18, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Clayton and Hallie (Clark) Morris. He is survived by a daughter, Terri-Ann Collins, Porter’s Lake; son, Liam Morris, Calgary, Alta; grandchildren, Katie Collins, Advocate Harbour; Jeremy and Jacob Collins, both of Halifax; sisters, Stella Corbin, Sylvia Clark and Ruth Black, all of Amherst; Wanda Webster, Advocate Harbour; great grandchildren, Jared and Sadie. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Frances Grant; brothers, Glenford, Murray and Calvin. Funeral service was held December 22, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to The Home of the Guardian Angel, Halifax or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Jessie A. – Age 77, of Port Greville, and formerly of Diligent River passed away peacefully with family December 18, 2016 at the High-Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Chapman and Florence (Read) Canning. Jessie had a long and distinguished career of 35 years in the teaching profession. Jessie's career began teaching primary to Grade six at the Parrsboro Roads School. She then moved to Kentville and taught Grades 2, 3 and 4; then in Truro and Masstown for short terms. Jessie moved back to Parrsboro in 1963 where the bulk of her teaching was in the Elementary School at the Grade 5 and 6 levels, until her transfer to the high school in Parrsboro in 1987. Jessie taught Grades 7-11 during her time at P.R.H.S. Upon her retirement, Jessie moved from Diligent River to Port Greville where she became involved in the Grace United Church. She is survived by sisters, Janet Varner, Diligent River; Marjorie Gallant, Amherst; Helen Dodsworth (John), Chezzetcook; a brother, Laurie (Rosalie), Belmont; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Eileen and Doris in infancy; a brother, Read; her partner, Rex McWhirter. Funeral and committal service will be held in Diligent River at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Diligent River Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE, Caitlin Christina – 24, Truro. It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Caitlin Christina Yorke on December 19, 2016 at home. Caitlin was a member of the Lawton’s Pharmacy team in Truro, where she will be missed by friends, co-workers, and customers. She graduated from SCA in 2009. She will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched. She is survived by her parents Christina (Yorke) and David Whitenect, brother David (DJ) Whitenect, grandparents Helen Morrell, Jim and Trish Yorke; aunts and uncles Jim (Gillian) Yorke, Amanda (Rob) Hatfield; cousins Lily and Hayden Yorke, and Mariah and Bradley Hatfield. She will be greatly missed by her fur babies Callie and Pugsley. She was predeceased by her grandfather Gary Morrell. Celebration of Life Service was held December 23, 2016 with Pastor Scott Penner officiating in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada, 343 West Petpeswick Road, Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. B0J 2L0. Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCDADE, Elizabeth Grace "Beth" McDade - 92, Truro passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Daniels) Marsters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She leaves to remember, her husband, Eric; children, Bruce (Norbi), Jennifer, Evan (Dawna); grandchildren, Megan (Dan), Katie (Taylor), Michael (Kirsten), Heather, Ian, Jessica; great grandson, Liam; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Ernst; brother, Ashley. Beth spent her early years in Bass River and following graduation, she taught for one year in Lower Wentworth in a one room schoolhouse. Funeral service was held Friday, December 23, 2016, in Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Reverend Boyd Vincent officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MCCULLY, Jeanette H. – Age 76, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Port Greville, passed away peacefully December 24, 2016 at home. Born in East Fraserville, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (White) Crossman. She is survived by her companion, Claude Lamb, Parrsboro; sons, Randy (Vicki Mattinson), Sackville, N.B.; Rodney (Kitty Stoker), Mississauga, Ont.; Robert (Faith), Middleton; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Allison; sisters, Violet, Eileen; brothers, Lester, Leon, Floyd. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Funeral service was held December 28, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the River Bank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HOPKINS, Dr. James Alfred - died in the presence of his loving family, after a courageous struggle with PSP, at the age of 81. He passed away on December 25, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, in Truro, Nova Scotia. He will be greatly missed by his wife Janet, children, Jennifer (Harold), Andrew (Van) and Tim, as well as his beloved grandchildren, Alex, Matthew, and Catherine Berghuis, and Parker, Cole and Matheson Hopkins. He will also be remembered by brothers Bob (Barbara), Tim and Tom (Barbara), as well as a large circle of family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Tot, and his sister Barbara. Jim was born in Bishop's Falls and raised in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. A graduate of Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Technical College, he worked across Canada in the pulp and paper industry as a chemical engineer. In 1970, Jim returned to his native province to pursue a career in medicine. During his time as a physician, he served as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, who later awarded him with an honourary lifetime membership. He is also remembered for his work at the Newfoundland School for the Deaf. The family wishes to thank the respite care staff of Colville Manor, Souris, PEI, the palliative care team in Truro and the Colchester East Hants VON caregivers. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. A reception in Jim's memory was held at Clovelly Golf Club, main clubhouse, St. John's, December 30. Arrangements are entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro, where online condolences may be conveyed at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOORE, Judith Mildred "Judy" (Montrose)  71, Debert, formerly of Westchester, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Cobequid Community Health Centre, Lower Sackville. Born in Middleboro, she was a daughter of the late Ernie Montrose and Etta (Wilson) Montrose-McQueen. Judy is survived by her loving husband, Charles; children, Dennis (Debbie) Moore, Debert; Howie (Katrina) Moore, St. Stephen, New Brunswick; Tamara (Jeff) Totten, Debert; grandchildren, Kyle, Darcy, Brittany, Maddie, Paisley, Scarlett Judith; great grandson, Landon; siblings, Tom (Chris) Montrose, Antigonish; Mable (Pearce) Osborne, Debert; Harvie (Darlene) Montrose, Westchester; Bonnie (Basil) Osborne, Brampton, Ontario; Steve (Mildred) Montrose, Badger, Newfoundland; Eddie (Tamara) Montrose, Mississauga, Ontario; Bruce (Marlene) Montrose, Moncton, New Brunswick; Doug Montrose, Amherst; brother-in-law, Bill Priebe, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary Priebe. A celebration of Judy’s life was held from Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, 1252 Masstown Road, Debert. Private interment was held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MCLEAN, Richard Allen – 74, Bible Hill, passed away suddenly on Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Wilfred "Tom" McLean and Dorothy Jean (Taylor) (McLean) Moltzen. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sharon (Fowler); daughter, Kelly Watson (Mike Totten), Debert; grandsons, Mark (Shelbie) Watson, Antigonish; Matthew (Katy) Watson, Sexsmith, Alberta; sisters, Ardith McLean-Chaisson (David), Bible Hill; Donna Phillips (Robert "Bob"), California; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Todd in infancy; son-in-law, Todd Watson; step father, Harry Moltzen. Private interment service will be held at a later date in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOYCE, Margaret Florence – Truro. Marg died December 30th in Truro, Nova Scotia where she lived most of her life. Born in Truro on May 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Lauchlin and Florence (Weatherbee) MacDonald. Marg worked as a hairdresser and at Atlantic Electric before she was married. Once her children were in school, she worked at Sears, Lloyd Smith’s, and at the switchboard at the Colchester Regional Hospital. She was a member of First United Church where she served as an Elder, on the Board of Stewards, and was a member of the UCW. She became a member of the Rebekah Lodge, IOOF, in 1954, serving in many offices and went on to become President of the Rebekah Assembly of the Atlantic Provinces. Marg was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Patriarchs Militant, serving in many offices as well as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jurisdiction of the Atlantic Provinces. Marg was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Ladies Auxiliary since 1965 where she served on many committees, and as President in 1974 and 1975. She became an Associate Member of the Legion in 1980 where she served on the Poppy Committee and as Chairman of the Sick and Visiting Committee for many years. Marg is survived by her five children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: son, Ron and wife Susan (Grande Prairie, AB), their children Blythe Froh and husband Ian and children Liam and Katherine, Aimee Desiatnyk and husband Ryan and children Ella and Aliyah; daughter, Leslie Burrows and husband Jim (Green Oak, NS), their children Hannah, Catherine and partner Kevin, Alexander and fiancée Lacey; son, Jim and wife Barb (Onslow, NS) and their children Jennifer Harvey and husband Chad and son Valeryk, Michael and wife Sam and daughter Sierra; son, Peter and wife Lani (Victoria, BC) and their children Robyn Condron and husband Ian, Alex and partner Mariah, Cameron; son, Tom and partner Kelly (Valley, NS) and his children Rachel, Scott and partner Brandi. Marg is also survived by her brother, Lauchie MacDonald (Chester) and brothers and sisters in-laws: Doug, Charlie and wife Dell, Flo Weatherbee and husband Vince, Ralph and partner Audrey, Grace, Sydney and wife Irene, George and wife Linda. Marg was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Frank Boyce on May 3rd, great-granddaughter Bryanna Froh; sister-in-law Vivian MacDonald, as well as many members of Ron’s family. At the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, a Celebration of Life was held at the funeral home January 4th, 2017. Donations in her memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Family flowers only. Thanks are extended to Drs. Berghuis and Locke for their care over the years and to the amazing staff at Wynn Park Villa, especially to the team on East Wing. Online condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPENCE, Darrel R. – Age 91, of Leamington passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Arthur and Jessie (Johnson) Spence. He is survived by his children, Darrel Spence (Gail), Lower Five Islands; Carissa Atkinson (Joe), West Brook; Darlene Munroe (Nathan), Mapleton; a brother, Warren Spence (Audrey), Amherst; sister-in-law, Jean Schasschl, Amherst; 5 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eileen Milton; a daughter, Gerene; a brother, Conrad. A graveside committal service was held January 6, 2017 in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FULTON, Laurie Edward  75, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday morning, January 7, 2017, at The Mira Long Term Care Facility, Truro. He was a son of the late Neil and Evelyn (Wood) Fulton. He spent several years working at Home Hardware on Willow Street. Laurie is survived by his loving wife, Mildred; much loved daughters, Karen (Kevin) McDonah, Truro; Heather Fulton (Bob Gamble), Brookfield; grandsons, Aidan, Luke and Neil McDonah, whom he loved dearly; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Judy Brown, Winnipeg; niece, Anne Koldon; nephews, Jim and Mike Brown and Alexander and Nathaniel Fulton; several cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his twin sister, Laurel Fulton; brother, Albert (Emily) Fulton. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 12, 2017, in Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Keith Selwyn-Smith officiated. Spring interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, East Stewiacke. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GEORGE, Daniel Lewis - 64 of Debert, passed away on January 12, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Dan was the son of Laurie and Dorothy (McLean) George, Folly Lake. Dan worked for many years with Lafarge. He is survived by sisters, Marie (Sonny) Chapman, Nanaimo, BC, Mary Moore, Valley Road, NS, Betty (Rolland) Durning, Parson, BC, Joan (David) Doiron Shaunavon, Sask., Judy Lattie, Truro, NS; brothers Ronald (Sharon) George, Truro, NS and Jack George, Londonderry, NS.

Besides his parents, Dan was predeceased by sister, Arlene Rushton; brothers, Glenn George, Frank George, Gerald George, Llewellyn George and Harold George. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In keeping with Dan’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A Private Interment will take place at a later date. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacSwain, Edward Carl – 87, Bible Hill, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Alex and Lizzy (Pratt) MacSwain. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ethel Jacqueline (Burch) MacSwain; sons, Michael (Bonnie), Bible Hill; Randy, Truro; grandson, Troy; great-granddaughters, Alysha, Taylor, Kasey; great-grandson, Keagan; brother, Bob (Carol), Onslow; sisters, Stella MacLeod, Bible Hill; Mary Boomer, Truro. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by a grandson, Mark; brother, Neil; sisters, Rita, Mona; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by Ed’s request. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DOWE, Stanley L. – Age 52, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Friday, January 13, 2017 at his home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Lorne and Lola (Dow) Dowe. He was licensed mechanic and welder operating Dowe’s Garage in Parrsboro since 1985. He was a dedicated member of the Parrsboro Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Armsworthy; his daughter, Ashley, at home; numerous cousins. Funeral service was held January 20, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the Parrsboro Fire Department. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORRIS, Juanita J. ‘Neta’ – Age 95, of Port Greville passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in New Salem, she was a daughter of the late Pleman and Elsie (Mitton) Morris. She is survived by sons, Gary McCully (Ruth), Port Greville; Eric McCully (Helen), Diligent River; Donald McCully (Mona), Ward’s Brook; Phillip, Amherst; a sister, Edith Dowe (Ronald), Trenton, Ont.;  6 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Malcolm McCully; second husband, Roy Morris; a daughter, Diane; sisters, Marie, Glennis, Clarabelle, Ferne; brothers, Keith, Forrest; grandsons, Archie and Timothy. Funeral service was held January 18, 2017 at Grace United Church, Port Greville, Lynn Brown officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RUSHTON, Wendell Allister - 91, Truro, died suddenly on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Born in Lornevale, he was the proud father of Leo (Yvonne) Rushton, Londonderry, and Jane (Colin) Gillis, Halifax. His fun-loving nature will be sadly missed by his seven grandchildren and as "Big Grampie" by his seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly sixty years, Jane "Edna" Brown (2004) and his loving son, Brian. (2014). Wendell will be greatly missed by his companion, Marguerite Gregory, as well as his many friends and neighbours. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner  Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, January 20, 2017, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. At the family’s instructions, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shoreline Journal or a charity of choice. Private family interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BLAIKIE, Walter "Lee" – 74, Truro passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 16, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Hagersville, Ont., he was the son of Edna (Wardrope) Blaikie and the late Walter Blaikie. Lee worked at various jobs before working as a car dealer at Blaikies Dodge Chrysler, Truro. In his retirement years he and Barbara spent their winters in Florida along with significant travels and cruises. He was an avid golfer and harness racing fan. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara; daughters, Pamela (Adam) Zacharjasz, Toronto, Melanie (Chris) Oickle, Halifax; sister, Cynthia Mitchell; brother, Gary; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father; his sister, Cheryl Shedden and a nephew. Cremation has taken place. A reception to celebrate Lee’s life was held January 20 at the Truro Golf Club, 86 Golf Street. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where online condolences made be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAMPBELL, Joseph James "Joe"- 91, Truro Heights, passed away suddenly January 17, 2017 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Peter Roy and Harriett (Wynn) Campbell. Joe loved all the sports and was an avid participant. He served overseas during WWII, a member of the Royal Canadian Black Watch and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #26, Truro. Upon returning home he worked as had his father and grandfather with CN Rail and VIA and later with the Commissionaires. He was well loved and will be missed by his family, friends and everyone he met. He is survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Hubert) Roy, Debert, Janine Hooper, Truro Heights; granddaughter, Olivia Hooper, Truro Heights; daughter, Lynn Roberts, Bridgewater; nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Diane Marie (Morrison); sister, Freda Theakston; grandson, Anthony Hamilton and son-in-law, Peter Roberts. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FULTON, Jeanne E. – Age 90, of Fox River passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Marblehead, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Mabel (Cameron) Fulton. She is survived by her husband, Duncan Morris, Fox River. A private graveside service will be held in the Advocate 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

HARRISON, Donald H. – Age 88, of Fox River passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Harrison Settlement, he was the eldest son of the late C. Ernest and Vinnie (Fullerton) Harrison. His father Ernest, along with Don and brothers Charles and Gary started C. Ernest Harrison and Sons Ltd. in Halfway River, a family company that continues to flourish today. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Parker (Danny), Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Nicole Parker (Forrest Rock), Cold Lake, Alta. and Matthew Parker (Amy), Upper Sackville; a great grandson, Jackson Hewlett Harrison Parker; a brother, Gary Harrison (Bertha), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Carthel in 2003; a sister, Norma; brothers, Charles; Glenn in infancy. Funeral service was held January 23, 2017 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation, Parrsboro or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CANNING (Doyle), Iona B. – Five Islands - In her 96th year. Our beautiful, amazing mother, grandmother and valued friend to many awoke to a new dawn on the morning of January 19th, 2017 leaving us with many wonderful memories but with an ache in our hearts. Mum will be forever loved and missed by her three children - Joyce (Real Coulombe d.), Sylvia (Jacques Delisle d.) and Donald (Linda) and by her only granddaughter, Nancy (John O'Brien) and three precious great grandchildren, Owen, Seth and Kate. Also mourning her passing are brother-in-law, Keith Canning and numerous nieces and nephews. Mum was predeceased by Murray, her devoted husband for 62 years, by her siblings, Audrey, Arlene and Eddie, her father Warren Doyle and by her grandparents, Emma and Edward Doyle who loved and raised her as their own daughter. Mum was born and lived her entire life in Five Islands, a community dear to her heart and for which her enthusiastic support knew no bounds, Mum was a Lifetime Member of the Women's Institute and of United Church Women, a founding member of the Five Islands Cemetery Company, a dedicated member of Peniel United Church serving as a steward, trustee and elder and supporting virtually every aspect of the church community. Mum also actively supported fundraising initiatives of the Canadian Cancer Society and participated in the Terry Fox Run until she was well into her 80's. Mum was also a respected teacher and is fondly remembered by the students whose lives she touched, first in Diligent River and subsequently in Upper Economy, Economy, Five Islands, Parrsboro and Bass River. She was a member of the 1940 graduating class of the Nova Scotia Normal College and completed additional studies at Dalhousie University's summer school programs. A celebration of her life was held January 28th in Peniel United Church, Five Islands. In lieu of flowers, remembrance donations to Peniel United Church or to the Five Islands Cemetery Company will be much appreciated and can be mailed to Joyce Canning, Treasurer, 1114 Hwy 2, Five Islands, NS, B0M 1K0. A private family interment will take place in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DAVIS, Glendon M. ‘Glennie’ - Age 69, of Lower Five Islands, Colchester County passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Roland and Elsie (Eagles) Davis. He was employed for many years with J.W. Lindsay Enterprises in Dartmouth. He later owned and operated Davis’ Gas Bar in Lower Five Islands. Glennie was dedicated member of the Five Islands Fire Department for 50 years, where he served as chief for many years, most recently having been voted in for a further term. Glennie was proud of his entire family, but particularly grandchildren, Christopher and Hayden who were a great inspiration to him through his battle with cancer these past 5 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Allen; his children, Gillian, Lower Five Islands; Glendon (Hilda), Five Islands; Dean (Carol), Scott, Darren (Shelley), Sherry Nickerson, all of Lower Sackville; David (Denise), Bedford; brothers, Mark (Judy), Amherst; Lou (Margaret), Truro; Harold (Donna), London, Ont.; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Berton, Perry in infancy. Funeral service was held January 27, 2017 at the Five Islands Fire Hall, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands Fire Department. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCLAREN, Gayle – 69, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Doug McLaren; sons, Dale (Verna) Priest, and Adrian Priest; daughters, Danette (Laurie) Priest, Juanita Priest, Krista (Kevin) Priest, and Twyla McInnis; grandchildren, Christopher Priest, Chantelle Priest, Autumn Betts, Marissa MacDonald, Laken Betts, Jagger Betts, Dakota Betts, Brandon Morrell, Dylan Neffessey, Aspen Priest, and Jade McInnis; six great grandchildren; sister, Debbie Chapman; brother, Danny Chapman; half-sister, Ellen Smith; many nieces and nephews; and her cat, Buster. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Clara (Weatherbee) Chapman; sister, Donna Rushton; half-brother, Jud Cooling; half-sister, Beverly Axiaq; mother-in-law, Kay McLaren; and her first two husbands, Arlie Priest and Brian McInnis.

Gayle was born in Truro, Nova Scotia on December 5, 1947 to the late John and Clara (Weatherbee) Chapman. While raising her children and grandchildren, she also spent her life working as a personal care worker. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Memorial Service was held January 26 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, Pastor Steve Adams, officiating. Spring Interment will take place in Robie Street Cemetery. Donations celebrating Gayle’s memory may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MERRIAM, Shelley B. – Age 52, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Halifax and Spencer’s Island passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of Winnie (McLeod) Merriam, Parrsboro and the late Ratchford Merriam. Shelley was a lover of all animals. She will be sadly missed by Teddy and Spencer. Besides her mom, she is survived by brothers, Brian (Maria), Halifax; Brent (Debbie), Diligent River; nieces, Laura, Halifax and Sarah, Diligent River; nephew, Matthew, Halifax; aunts, Thelma Traill (Jim), Amherst Shore; Pat Merriam (Barry Small), Costa Rica; Beryl Rowe, Parrsboro; Marjorie Crossman, Diligent River; Darlene Spicer (Jack), Bedford; and numerous cousins. Funeral service was held January 28, 2017 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the I.W.K. Foundation, Halifax. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


January 2017

YORKE, Helen M. - Age 86, of Lower Five Islands passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Edna (Alkern) MacBurnie. She is survived by a daughter, Gail Spence (Darrel), Lower Five Islands; a sister, Beulah Davis, Five Islands; a grandson, Christopher Spence, Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. Also, her companion of many years, Theodore Wilson, Bridgewater. She was predeceased by her husband, Royce in 1971; a sister, Evelyn; brothers, Cecil, Bernard, Everett, Chester. A graveside committal service was held December 1, 2016 in the Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Five Islands & District Fire Brigade. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CONRAD, Thomas Joseph Franklin "Frankie" – 71, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Joseph and Vera (McCabe) Conrad. Frankie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Gail (Tibbitts); daughters, Vicky Conrad (Brian McCallum), Onslow Mountain; Sherry Bolger, Bible Hill; son-in-law, Chris Bolger; grandsons, Doug Conrad (Kristy), St. Stephen, New Brunswick; Brandon and Jacob Bolger, Bible Hill; siblings, Heloise (Earl) Morgan, Brookfield; Erma Conrad, Bible Hill; LaVerne (Jimmy) Campbell, North River; Debbie Smith, Bible Hill; Bernard (Joanne) Conrad, Pleasant Valley; Hector Conrad (Joanne), Greenfield; Wade Conrad (Robin), North River; many nieces and nephews whom he adored. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Frankie. Frankie’s family received friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Truro Horsemen’s Club, 288 Main Street, Bible Hill. Private interment was in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACARTHUR, Harvey J. - Family, where life begins and love never ends. With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Harvey J. MacArthur on November 27, 2016, with family by his side, at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Harvey was born in Sydney, NS on June 28, 1933. He was the son of the late Frank and Virginia MacArthur. He attended the Maritime School of Social Work where he received his Masters of Social Work. For the next 35 years, as a social worker, Harvey dedicated his time building stronger communities in support of children, youth and families. Harvey retired in 1994 as the Executive Director of Colchester Children’s Aids Society. Over the past 50 years in Truro, he was involved in many community organizations such as Foster Families association, Rotary Club, Kinsman Club, and the Immaculate Conception Parish. His faith and belief in community was showcased in his volunteer efforts. The most cherished friend and love of his life was Jean Ivey, from North Sydney. Their love and dedication spanned over 60 years. He is survived by his loving wife Jean; his sister, Doreen MacDonnell, his brother-in-law, Ronnie Ivey, his sister-in-law, Jean Ivey; daughters, Jan (John); Betty Jean (Raymond); Doreen, (Kelly); sons, Frank; Greg (Carolyn); Ian (Carole); Harvey (Wanda). Harvey was blessed and honoured to share the importance of kindness and family with his 12 grandchildren, Alex, Patrick, Nicholas, James, Elizabeth, Sebastian, Michael, Mark, Ryan, Matthew, Hannah and Hayden. He was also known as Uncle Harv to many nephews and nieces.

Funeral mass was held December 1st at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 669 Prince St.,Truro. We, the family, would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Online condolence and donations can be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

STRANG, James Terence "Terry" – 72, Truro passed away suddenly November 27, 2016 at his home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late James and Marie (Ivany) Strang. Terry loved model airplanes and enjoyed his Monday morning coffee buddies. The family would like to express their appreciation to all his neighbors who he had such a deep regard for. Special thanks to the VON for their extraordinary help and care over the years. He is survived by daughter, Jennifer (Todd) Watty, Ont.; sister, Heather Boyd, Belmont, three granddaughters; niece, Leisa Burton (Arnold Selway); nephew, Troy Boyd. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brother-in-law, Ken Boyd. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was held December 4 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Boyd Vincent officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Colchester SPCA. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, S. Wayne – 73, Kemptown, passed away peacefully, following a brief illness, on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Sherman and Vivian (McNutt) Smith. Wayne is survived by his wife, Fay (nee Donald) Smith; sons, Micheal (Tracey) Smith, Winslow, Prince Edward Island; Kevin Smith (Christine Brown), Red Lake, Ontario; grandchildren, Lauren Smith, Julia Smith, Caitlin Hamilton, Kierstin Smith; sisters, Heather (Bruce) Sandeson, Barbara (Stephen) Smith, Dartmouth; many nieces and nephews. Wayne’s family received friends on Sunday, November 27, 2016, in Kemptown Community Hall, Kemptown. Private family interment was 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

WILLIAMS, Jessie May (Geddes) – 73, Great Village, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2016 in the Mira Long Term Care, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was the 11th child of the late David and Ada (Patton) Geddes and the first one to be born in a hospital. Jessie did her nursing training at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, graduating in 1964. Later she attended Dalhousie University where she obtained her degree in Public Health. She worked as a nurse in Parrsboro and Truro. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Carl; daughter, Carol Ann Williams, Great Village; step-children, David (Theresa) Williams, Truro, Debbie (David) Bowen, Halifax; sisters, Annie (Elmer) Archibald, Elizabeth (Creighton) Russell, Wanda and Terry Geddes; grandchildren, Justin and Johnathan; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jennie (Roger)Wardrope; brothers, David, Kenneth, Harry, Donald, Gerald, William and infant brother, John Robert. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held December 3, 2016 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Dan Gunn officiating. Interment in Mahon Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses or to a charity of choice. On-line condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCKAY, John Robert Wayne "Bobby" – Debert, 36, passed away on December 1, 2016 in Truro Heights. He was the son of Donald and Irene (Cook) McKay. He grew up in Debert. He spent his time doing what he liked best being with his boys, father and brother, hunting and fishing. He worked at Tandus/Centiva (Crossley Carpets), for 17 years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Besides his parents he is survived by the mother of his children, and best friend, Farrah Allen, Truro Heights; sons, T.J. Allen, Truro, Daniel, Robbie and Maddox McKay, all of Truro Heights; step-sisters, Debbie Axworthy, Ontario, Donna Sutherland, Alberta; brother, Mike, Hilden; step-brothers, John, Jamie McKay, both of River John, David McKay, Ontario; grandmother, Linda R. Cook, Debert; several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Alfred Cook. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service by request. Interment in the spring in Middle Rd. Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SLACK, Helen Marion  95, Truro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late William Garfield and Elizabeth Jane (Rogers) Patriquin. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her daughters, Patsy (Bobby) Matheson, Truro; Linda (Frank) Poce, Kingston, Ontario; Barbara Slack (Al Brandenberg), Bayfield, Ontario; Dawn (Frank) Gulenchyn, Oshawa, Ontario; sons, David (Mary) Slack, Oshawa, Ontario; Ronnie (Leslie) Patriquin, Bowmanville, Ontario; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Osborne Slack; siblings, Gladys MacLeod, Mildred (Warren) Norcross, Ralph (Wilda) Patriquin, Raymond (Helen) Patriquin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, December 5, 2016, Pastor Melody Patriquin officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HORTON, Everett "Nelson" – Debert. We regret to announce the passing of Nelson on Sunday, December 4, 2016. He was the son of the late Weldon and Ada Horton, Port Bickerton. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Blois. Nelson is survived by his loving wife, Heather (Mahar); sister, Agnes; daughter, Elmira; sons, Everett and Dwayne; stepdaughters, Michelle and Tracy; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. To honor Nelson’s  request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BELBEN, David Maxwell - 69, Bible Hill, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bridgetown, he was a son of the late Florence Belben. David was the caretaker at the Immaculate Conception Church, Truro. He is survived by his wife, Doreen (Cameron) Belben, Burnt Church, NB; son, Andrew, Bible Hill; long-time friend, Ann O’Donnell; close friends, Faith and Rick. Funeral service was held Monday, December 12, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STEEVES, Ethel Gertrude – 81, Masstown passed away December 5, 2016 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Masstown, she was the daughter of the late Hedley and Adeline (Downing) Upham. Ethel grew up on a large family farm and loved to go camping. She worked as a seamstress at Stanfield’s Ltd. for several years and later at the Truro Regional Hospital as a nurses’ aide. She is survived by sister, Georgena (Arnold) Dedrick, Great Village; stepdaughters, Jeannie (Randy Lynds) Theriault, Brookside, Susan (Bruce) Whalen, North River; stepsons, Roy, George, Bernard, Donald; special niece, Heather Milligan, Masstown; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Fultie Irving and second husband, Gerald Steeves; sisters, Theresa, Lizzie, Eunice, Olive; brothers, Trueman, Logan, Leslie, Ralph, Basel; stepson, Danny. Cremation has taken place. A time of committal was held December 9 in Belmont Cemetery with Father Jim O’Connor officiating. Donations may be made to the IWK Hospital. A time to celebrate Ethel’s life followed the committal at the home of Heather Milligan, 560 Shore Road, Masstown. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be sent to www.ColchesterCommunity.com

GORDIER, Donna M. – 61, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Woodstock, Ont., she was a daughter of the late Harlan and Doris (Elliott) Chisholm. Donna married Terrance Gordier in 1974, and they worked as building managers for more than 20 years throughout Ontario. Moving to Nova Scotia in 1990, they purchased a home in Portapique, later moving to Halifax resuming their careers as building managers until her husband’s passing in 2010. Donna moved to Parrsboro soon thereafter where she remained until her death. Donna loved music of all types, especially old time music, which was the music she grew up with being part of the musically gifted Elliott family. Donna’s main love and concern was for her son, Glen. Although distance prevented them from seeing each other often, frequent telephone calls kept them very close. It was obvious by the pictures of him throughout her home and her conversations of the memories shared that her primary focus in life was for Glen. She is survived by her son, Glen, Truro; brothers, Brian and Wayne Chisholm, both of Woodstock, Ont.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Terry in 2010. Funeral service was held December 12, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TOTTEN, Judy Ann (Peters) – 66, Masstown, passed away peacefully December 9, 2016 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was the daughter of the late Leonard and Vera Peters. She was born and raised in PEI and moved to Nova Scotia to further her education. It was here that she met her husband of 42 years, Bernie. Judy was employed with Crossley Carpets and most recently at the Masstown Market. Her love for her family had no limits and she will be missed by all who knew her. Besides her husband, Bernie, Judy is survived by daughter, Loretta (Mark); son, Dan (Megan); grandchildren, Wyatt, Leah; Ethan and Jessie (their mother, Erin); step grandchildren, Rembrandt, Mattia, Jasper; sister, Joyce (Mike), Albany, PEI; twin brother, John (Cathy), Charlottetown, PEI; brothers, Gordon (Rena), Ottawa, Ont., Paul (Jane), Calgary, Brian (Cathy), Kamloops, BC.

Besides her parents, Judy was predeceased by sister, Brenda. A special thank you to the VON and Palliative Care staff for their exceptional care of Judy. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. In keeping with Judy’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Donations in her memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BOWDEN, Arthur A. – Age 69, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Donald and Neta (Yorke) Bowden. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time at his camp. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Darlene Spicer; his children, Allyson Welsh (Kristopher), Diligent River; Katelyn (Amanda Reid), Moncton; Nick (Kristy Brown), Charlottetown; Khris (Kyla MacLellan), Moncton; grandchildren, Kennedy and Kaleigh Welsh, Diligent River; sisters, Maxine Bowden, Betty Johnson (Bob), all of Diligent River; Lisa West (John), Fox River; brothers, Ivan (Arlene), Lower Sackville; Maurice (Kathy), Diligent River; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Donna. Private family services 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

BARKHOUSE, Ronald H. - Age 85, of Advocate Harbour passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Northumberland Hall Nursing Home, Amherst. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Alston and Beryl (Gray) Barkhouse. He is survived by brothers, Eugene and Sherman (Kathleen), all of Halifax; Kenneth (Faye), Country Harbour; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Melba, Eunice and Geraldine; a brother, Vernon. Funeral service was held December 19, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


 

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