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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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