Obituaries - 2008

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December 2008

 

Cummer, Hazel Doreen (Mingo), 77, Hilden , passed away Sunday, November 2, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Steele) Mingo. Hazel loved having her children, grandchildren, friends and family visit with her. She is survived by her husband, George; daughters, Georgie Blenkhorn (Stephen), Truro, Carolin (Joe) Palmer, North Battleford, Sk; son, Clifford (Louella), Belmont; five sisters; seven brothers; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughter Ruth and son-in-law David Blenkhorn; son, David; granddaughter, Kimberly; sister, Kathleen Taylor; brothers, Edward, Tommy and Gordie. Funeral service was held November 6 with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment in Watson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

Pettis, Beverley Mary “Bev” … 63, Debert, passed away peacefully, with family at her side, at 1:30 pm Monday, October 27, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer since 1988. Born September 20, 1945 in Montreal, she was a daughter of Denis Rivet, Montreal and the late Rita (McMahon) Rivet. Along with her father, Bev is survived by her loving husband, Gary; children, Alicia, Victoria, British Columbia; Jason (Bree Rudolph), Dartmouth; sister, Irene Rivet, Montreal; brother, Gary Rivet, Montreal; mother-in-law, Shirley Pettis, Parrsboro; other loving members of the Pettis family. She was predeceased by sister, Dianne and brother, Denis. The family wishes to thank the staff of Colchester Regional Hospital for the compassionate care given to Beverley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where there was a celebration of her life from 1-4 pm Sunday, November 2, 2008. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Wyllie, Betty Marie - 79, Truro, passed away peacefully November 6, 2008 with her loving daughters by her side at home. Born December 16, 1928 in Half Island Cove, Guysborough Co., she was a daughter of the late Elias and Kathleen Hendsbee. Betty is survived by daughters, Gail Wyllie, Liz (Lawrence) Jobb, both of Truro; Margie (Jeff) Clarke, Ottawa; grandchildren, Danielle Geddes, Ryan and Brad Jobb, Jeffrey, Cody and Victoria Clarke; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Olivia, Malaysha and Kassey; brothers, Leo, Harvey and Reg; sisters, Gertie, Rachael and Edna; many loving nephews and nieces. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Max in 1978 and sisters, Esther and Berdina. Funeral service was held on Monday, November 10th, with Pastor Henry Boehm officiating. Interment in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

Carruthers, Agnes Marie, 89, Truro passed away November 7, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Belmont, December 3, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Minerva (Crowe) Roode of Belmont. Agnes graduated from Colchester County Academy and Provincial Normal College. She taught in several Colchester County schools including Willow Street School in Truro for 16 years, retiring in 1981. She is survived by sons Gerald (Ellen), Bass River, Leigh (Lynda), Hilden and Kim (Carolyn), Moncton, N.B.; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Hilda Stevens, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, Roger; son James (in infancy); four sisters, Myrtle Gazley, Hazel Clarke, Erma Culgin, Jeanette Davison; four brothers, Clarence, Arnold, Perley and twin brother Albert (in infancy). Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was held on Saturday, November 15th, with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

November 2008

 

Fisher, M. Genevieve - 85, of Parkland Estates, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in the Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Bass River, she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Gamble. She is survived by sons, John and wife Lorna (McCully), Truro; Jim and wife Brenda (Ferdinand), Hilden; sisters, Gladys (Mrs. Gerald Cooke), Truro; Lucille (Mrs. John Seaman), Valley, Colchester County; grandchildren, Deborah Fisher (Patrick Brigham) and Jeffrey Fisher, Toronto; Andrew Fisher (Lori Glenn), Rothesay, New Brunswick; Lisa Hemeon (Steve), Winnipeg; two great grandchildren, Lauren and Emily Fisher, Rothesay; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Edwin Fisher; brother, Douglas Gamble. A private family graveside service and interment was held at the Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Downing, Virginia (nee Webb), passed away peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2008, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by family and friends. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Charlotte (Langille) Webb. Virginia is survived by her spouse, Laurie; sons, Stewart (Lynne), and Murray; grandchildren, Jason, Sara, Ashley and Christina who will greatly miss their grammie; brothers and sisters, Minnie Colpitts, Helen (Lewis) Faulkner, Marvin Webb, Hanson (Betty) Webb, Shirley (Lloyd) Tanner; half-brother, James Webb; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sister, Eleanor McBurney; sister-in-law, Alicia Colpitts; brother-in-law, Burrell Downing; half-brothers, Owen, Wylie, Leo, Israel, Mert, Norman, Elonzo. Funeral service was held 2 pm Sunday, September 28, 2008 in Economy United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was held in the Economy Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Armsworthy, Ola Faye. It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of our mother Ola Faye Armsworthy, 66, of Belmont. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna (Redden) Johnson. She is survived by a daughter, Annette (Curtis) Eagles; son, Russell (Shelly) Armsworthy; grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Jeffrey, Heidi, Martina, Samantha, Ashley; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle (Walter) Dean, Bea (Percy) Totten, Phyllis Savage; brothers, Carl (Donna), Artie (Elda); several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Colin Armsworthy Sr; brother, Earl; sister, Doris; nephew, John Robert Johnson. A graveside service was held 11 am Friday, October 3, 2008 in the Belmont Cemetery, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Clark, Eleanor Mae, 88, Hilden and formerly of Truro passed away October 5, 2008 in Val’s Rest Home, Hilden with her granddaughter Debbie by her side. Born in Lattie’s Brook, she was a daughter of the late John and Louisa Lattie. Eleanor’s greatest strength came from her faith in God. She is survived by son, Charles, Truro; granddaughters, Debbie Clark, Masstown; Brenda Connors, Debert; Victoria Clark, Truro; Charlene Clark, Truro; great-grandchildren, Chris, Brandon, Jillian, Hannah, Marissa and Erica; sister, Edna Cameron, Shubenacadie; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Adam; brothers, Percy and Robert; sister, Mary and long time friend, Thompson Bilby. Funeral service was held October 9th in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Interment in Terrace Hill Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

STEVENS, Pearl Mineva - 104, Cedarstone Enhanced Care, formerly of Debert, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 12, 2008 in the home. Born June 25, 1904 in Londonderry, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Laura (Gough) Farnan. Pearl was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her daughter, Mona (Frank) Boydell, Maple Ridge, British Columbia; sons, Leon (Madeline), London, Ontario; Dale (Nancy), Rothesay, New Brunswick; grandchildren, Stephen (Barbara) Boydell, Calgary; Sharon (Ron) Evans, Maple Ridge; Sandra (Glen) Bloomfield, Ilderton, Ontario; Linda (Guy) SeaBrook, London, Ontario; Kellie-Ann (Brian) Perry, Halifax; eight great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles B.; sister, Bernice Miller. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, October 16, 2008. Interment was held in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

MacDonald, Cpl. James Andrew, 55, of Truro, passed away suddenly at home, Thursday, October 2, 2008. Born June 24, 1953 in Sydney, NS, he was the son of the late James MacDonald and Eleanor MacLeod. A graduate of Holland College, Jim began his 35 year policing career in Newcastle, NB and Sydney, NS and spent the last 28 years with Truro Police. He was also a guest instructor in breathalyzer/data master for Holland College and the RCMP. Jim will be forever missed by his best friend and wife of 34 years, Judy (McNabb); sister, Patsy (Raymond) Foley, brother, Vincent, both of Sydney, NS and many extended family members throughout Nova Scotia. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Noreen. Funeral mass was held Monday, October 6, 2008 in Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment will be held at a later date. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McCully, Ronald Lloyd, 58, Valley, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, October 23, 2008. Born in Parrsboro on October 18, 1950, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Hazel (Dowe) McCully. Ronald retired in 1995 from MT&T after 27 years of service. He then owned and operated his construction business, “Sandy’s Excavating” in Valley. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Sandra (Newcombe) and his faithful companion, Morgan. Memorial service was held October 26 with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. or charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

McCulloch, Garth Lavene, 91, of Truro and formerly of Debert, passed away peacefully to the presence of his Lord, Thursday, October 23, in the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. He was born in Debert, May 22, 1917, to Angus and Muriel (Patriquin) McCulloch. He was the oldest of six children. He is survived by son, James (Rena), Halifax; granddaughters, Carol Boyce, Halifax and Keltie Priddle (Phil), Ottawa; great-grandchildren, Keltie Neilsen (Eric), Laura Boyce, Rachel, Mark and Matthew Priddle; wife, Pauline (Blaikie, Grant); brother, Dean (Alva), Brampton, ON; sisters, Marjorie Ralston, Wentworth; Eleanor Carter, Etobicoke, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Gladys Johnston; brother, Lyle; sister, June Head; brothers-in-law, Ivan Ralston and Gordon Carter; grandson-in-law, Bruce Boyce. Garth was in partnership with his father, operating a lumber business in Debert, NS, for many years. During this time he showed a keen interest in his cousin, Arthur Patriquin’s funeral home business in Great Village. In the early 1950’s he bought the business and operated under the name McCulloch Patriquin until 1983 when he sold to the Mattatall Funeral Home, Truro. He continued his valuable presence until 2002, having given 50 years to the occupation he carried out with compassion and devotion. Garth had a great fondness for the preaching of the gospel. Funeral service was held 1:30 pm Monday, October 27, 2008 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Fillmore, People’s Church, Truro officiated. Interment was held in the family plot in the Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations in Garth’s memory may be made to The Gideons or a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “guest book” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
 



October 2008

LAM, Herman John, 84, Truro passed away peacefully on August 25, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Holland, he was a son of the late Hendrick and Carolina (VanFleet) Lam of Holland. Herman came to Canada with his wife, Antonia in 1951 where he served on the Land Settlement Board. He began his own company, the Atlantic Travel Service in 1961. He also hosted the radio program “The Netherlands Call” for 30 years on CKCL. He is survived by daughters, Marion (Doug) Stanfield-Johnson, Halifax; Sylvia (Freddie) Hutchinson, Brookfield; grandchildren, Matthew and Shane Hutchinson, Brookfield. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Antonia (Kinduryte); son, Henry and sister, Jane. No visitation by request. Funeral service was held August 27th in John Calvin Christian Reformed Church. Pastor Henry Boehm officiated. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

BARRETT, Jantje (Schaap-Robben), 80, Crowes Mills passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 24, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. She was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Schaap, Kurine, Netherlands. She was the wife of the late David Barrett. She is survived by two sisters, four brothers and their families in the Netherlands. She is also survived by children, Peter (Rose) Robben and children, Laura (Todd), Andrea (Shawn), Amy, all of Truro; Yopie (Darlene) Robben and children, Rebecca (Phil), Melissa (Stephen), all of Truro; Ali (Calvin) Chapman and children, Lawney (Katie) (great-granddaugher, Brie), all of Peterborough, Ontario, Jantje Mae (great-grandchildren, Shaelynn and Jacob), all of Elliott Lake, Ontario, Austin, Winnipeg, Manitoba; John (Michelle) Robben and children, Brittany, Morgan, Alexander, all of Truro; Susan (Keith) Keating and children, Sara (Simon) (great-grandson, Dakota), Tony, all of Truro; Step-children, Cathy (Guy) Lanctot and daughter, Elaine, all of Ottawa, Ontario; Peggy Weatherbee, Calgary, Alberta and children, Darcy (great-granddaughter, Alexis), Jacob and Tara; Dave Barrett Jr., Debert and children, Jeremy (great-granddaughter, Shelby), Bryson and Noah; Helen Barrett, Truro. Memorial service was held August 28th. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

MACLEAN, Murray Douglas, 77, Truro, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 26, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Martin and Freda (Totten) MacLean. He is survived by daughters, Carlene Cameron, Freda (Dale) Rushton, both of Truro; son, Murray (Kathy), Riverview, NB; grandchildren, Krista (Matthew) Caissie, Chad (Katrina) MacLean, Chastity (Lester) Spears, Craig Cameron, Robbie Rushton, Mark Rushton and Sarah Rushton; several great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Munroe, Thorburn; brothers, Arden (Vivian), Truro, Carl (Shirley), Bass River; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Lillian; brother-in-law, Rod Munroe. A graveside funeral service was held August 28th in Watson Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Brian Ross officiating. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 


PURDY, Marjorie Ester, 69, Montrose passed away in Colchester Regional Hospital on August 26, 2008. Born in Portapique Mountain on September 8, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Urias and Sadie (Patterson) Rushton . She is survived by her daughters Pam Purdy (Randy Conrad), Port Williams; Glenda Singer (Brian), Lloydminster AB; sisters, Ruth Rushton and Lois Green, both of Great Village, Leona Brown, Truro; brother Malcolm (Fern) Rushton, Truro; half sister, Audrey McGee, Oromocto, NB; sister-in-law, Shirley Rushton, Wolfville; grandsons, Charles Macintosh, Grande Prairie AB; Danny MacIntosh, Tatamagouche; grandaughters Heather and Nicole Mazur, Port Williams; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, Ernest; daughter, Sheila MacIntosh; brothers, Milton, Clifford and Carl; sister, Rhoda; half sister, Gerry; half brother, Herb and Ken.Funeral service was held September 13, 2008. Rev. Larry Harrison officiated. A reception followed the service. Following the reception interment took place at the Fox Harbour Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


MATHESON, Donna Katherine, 60, of Truro, passed away at home on August 29, 2008, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Springhill, she was the daughter of Lawrence Fife, Springhill and the late Elizabeth Ann (Keizer) Fife. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Angus “Gus”; son, Corey (Sarah); daughter, Kathy (Scott) Rann; grandchildren, Jake and Stella Rann; sisters, Lorna (David) Tuffs and Rosalee Carmichael; sister-in-law, Viny (Billy) MacRae; brother-in-law, Terrance (Donna) Blackstone; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant son, Jason; sister, Marilyn and brother-in-law, Dale. Funeral service was held September 1st, with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


HUTCHINSON, Marjorie Lena, 68, Bonaccord, Alberta, passed away August 31, 2008 in Red Deer Hospital, Alberta after a two year battle with cancer. Born in Lockhartville, Kings Co., on September 9, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Waldo and Laura (Thompson) Hutchinson. She is survived by children, Leslie Ann Graber, Penny Waller, Tony (Eleanor) Waller, all of Alberta; grandchildren, Amber, Cassandra and Krista Waller; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Ayla; sisters, Joyce (Vernon) Manley, Hilden; June Dean, Comox, BC; Bette (Jim) McNutt, Scotsburn; Doreen (Dwayne) Green, Harmony; brothers, Ivan, Huntsville, ON; Ronnie (Betty), Stewiacke; Freeman, Mississauga, ON; Freddie (Sylvia), Brookfield; Robert (Helen), Lower Truro; Steven (Ruth Ann), Upper Onslow; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Leo in infancy. By Marjorie’s request, no funeral service was held. A gathering of friends and family was held at the home of Doreen Green, 100 Harmony Ridge Road, Harmony on Saturday, September 6th. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 
GILROY, David Gordon, 69, Truro passed away August 31, 2008 at home after a brief illness. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Ruth (Graham) Gilroy. David was town clerk and treasurer for the town of Truro for 38 years, retiring in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Hayes), Truro; daughters, Sarah, Toronto, Allison (Greg) Brown, Halifax; grandson, William Donald Brown; brother, Robert (Helen), Lemington; sisters, Joan, Halifax; Carolyn (Paul) Edwards, Halifax; Vivian (Rick) Boomer, Dartmouth; Mrs. Emma Gilroy, Beaverbank; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins. Funeral service was held on Thursday, September 4th in First United Church with Rev. Andrew Crowell officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. Reception followed at the Truro Golf Club. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


CLOUGH, David Roy Sr., 79, North River. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax on August 31, 2008. Born in Quebec on October 4, 1928, he was a son of the late Frank and Alice (Hunter) Clough. He married Florence Annie Brown in 1962 and together they created and executed one of Canada’s largest frozen food transportation licenses in R. Clough Transport throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. Retirement found them in North River near family and friends where they once also owned/operated the North River Service Station. After Florence passed away in November, 2000, “Pappa” found an autumn love with Leona Deal of Halifax (White’s Lake). He is also survived by his children, Donna, Audra, David, Kevin, Linda; brother, Leslie; sisters, Kaye and Linda; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Annie (Brown); sister, Sheila. Funeral service was held Saturday, September 6th. Interment in Riversdale Road Anglican Cemetery, Kemptown. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


RECTOR, Harold Stuart “Papa”, 86, Great Village, Colchester Co., passed away on September 1, 2008 at home surrounded by his family and care givers. Born in River Hebert, he was a son of the late Stuart and Hazel (Corbett) Rector. He is survived by his doting wife, Dorothy (Pettigrew), fondly called by “Papa” as “George”; daughter, Susan, Great Village; sons, Lauchie (Joann), Doug (Laura); both of Great Village; brothers, Gordon (Ollie), Dennis (Judy) Lamont; sisters, Laura (Charles) Fulton; Rena (Jim) Elaschuk, all of St. Catherines, ON; Eva Rose (Jack) Giddens, Brule Point; grandchildren, Kerri Rector, Tammi (Jim) Hepworth, Robert (Karen), David (Melissa), Matthew (Ardis), William (Amanda), Sarah (Aaron); great-grandchildren, Jimmie, Julian, Jessica and Ryan; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by children, Robert Thomas, Carl Edward, Ronald Gordon, Hazel Beatrice; brothers, Ronald and Earl; sisters, Davida and Kate. Funeral service was held September 5th. Interment in Bass River Baptist Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 

SHARPE, Murray “Buddy”, 76, Truro passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Thomas and Eva (MacDonald) Sharpe. He is survived by his wife, Joan (MacDonald); children, Joanne Ritcey, Truro; Serene Sharpe, Bridgewater; Pamela Sharpe, Halifax; Murray “Buddy Jr.”, Edmonton; Melinda (Kirk) Miller, Truro; Adam (Jackie Penner), Edmonton and Kirby, Edmonton; grandchildren, Lisa, Jennifer and Ryan Ritcey, Patrick Hickey, Benjamin Sharpe, Stephen Penner and Kennedy Miller; sister, Madge (Doug) Lewis, Lower Sackville; brothers, Frank Sharpe, ON, Wayne MacDonald, Glace Bay. He was predeceased by son-in-law, Kirk Ritcey. Memorial service was held on Sunday, September 7th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


TAYLOR, Anna Isabell (Murray), of Lower Onslow, passed away in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow on September 4, 2008. Born in Earltown in 1915, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Sweet) Murray. She lived all her married life in Lower Onslow. She was the last surviving member of her family. She is survived by her 6 daughters, Betty (Foster Oatway) P.E.I, Arlene (Doug Oatway) Lower Onslow, Verna (Allan Marchbank) Onslow Mountain, Carol, (Bob McSwain) Lower Onslow, Julia Taylor, Debert, Annette (Ivan Langille) Enfield, her 3 sons, Jack (Jean) Manganese Mines, Ken (Kathy) Brookfield and Bill (Suzanne) Ottawa, 26 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter; son Elmer, grandson Lawrence, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral service was held September 8th, in the Colchester Community Funeral Home. Rev. Gerry Kerr officiated with Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


McNUTT, Clyde Maxwell, 87, formerly of Onslow, died Monday, September 8, 2008 at The Mira. Born in North Salem on June 11, 1921, he was a son of the late Lee Gorden and Edith Kathleen (MacKenzie) McNutt. He is survived by sons, Pastor Robert (Janis), Florenceville, NB., Larry (Marilyn), Brookside; daughters, Bonnie (Bill) Stokdijk, Beaver Brook, Sheri (Larry) Tirrell, Greenfield; twenty-two grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald, Bible Hill, Angus, Tatamagouche, Harry (Vivian), Harmony, Daniel (Joan) Truro; Sister, Lena, North River; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Hill); sisters, Ella Whidden, Bessie MacKenzie; twin brother, Rex and Johnny in infancy. Funeral service was held on Thursday, September 10, 2008at the Colchester Community Funeral Home with Pastor Robert McNutt officiating. Interment is in the Onslow Island Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


BARLEY, Edward Thorneycroft Jr. - It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our father, grandfather on September 6, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Edward was born December 22, 1919 in Masstown, N.S., son of the late Edward Thorneycroft Sr. and Sarah (Dawson) Barley. He is survived by sons, Dave (Dot), Shediac Bridge, N.B., Doreen (Bill) Simpson, Debert, N.S., Gary (Janet), Moncton, N.B., Reg, Doug (Connie) and Doug Lattie (foster son) Debert, N.S., eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ivy Mosher, in 2001. Funeral service was held 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Rev Don MacQueen officiated. Private family burial was held in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Donations in memory may be made to Glen Haven Manor. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 


GILCHRIST, Ronald Allan, 61, Debert, passed away peacefully September 10, 2008 at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor. Born in Truro, he was a son of Murray Gilchrist and the late Louise (Weatherbey) Gilchrist. He is survived by sister, Edwina (Willard) Schwantz, Petawawa, ON; brother, Wayne (Margie) Debert; aunts, Joy, Betty and Shirley; uncles, Allan, Neil and Rodrick. A memorial service was held on September 14, 2008 Rev. Kaj Binderup officiating. Interment was in Robie Street Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


McCURDY (Chase), Louise Helen, 83, Great Village, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Dunette) Chase. She is survived by sons, Scott (Connie), Menomonie, Wisconsin, Bruce (Judy), Riverview, NB; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Cameron, Scott, Robyn, Jarrod, Shaun; two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Phyllis), Truro; Harold (Pat), Ottawa, ON; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill McCurdy; brother, Sid. Memorial service was held on Friday, September 19th in Colchester Community Funeral Home. Rev. David MacNaughton officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


MARTENSTYN, Dr. Henry Richard Ludwig, C.R.C.P. (C), 82, Truro, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2008 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, NS. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Doris, sons John, Andrew(Joy), Jeff and granddaughters Samantha and Alexis. He was predeceased by his parents John and Irene, sister Doris and brother George. Ludwig was born and educated in Sri Lanka. A memorial service was held on Friday, September 19th in St. Andrew's United Church, Rev. Jay Ettinger officiated. On line condolences may be sent to: www.colchestercommunity.com 


BOGGS, Rosalie Anne, 69, Bass River passed away September 17, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Economy, Rosalie (Brownie Langille) lived most of her adult life in Salmon River where she taught and ran a ceramic shop for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Jeff) Smith, Valley; son, Glendon Langille, Truro; Aunt Evelina Priest, Economy; grandsons, Kyle Langille, Derrick & Nathan Smith; granddaughters, Melissa (Jeremy) Hayden, Amanda and Mallory Crossman; great- grandchildren, Brianna, Faith & Tristan. Rosalie was predeceased by her mother, Etta McLellan; father, Walter Boggs; brothers; James and Randy Boggs; sister, Marie MacBurnie; daughter-in-law, Kenda Langille. Funeral service was held at the Riverside United Church, Bass River on September 21st. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 


MacLEOD, Winifred “Winnie”. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Winifred MacLeod of Truro at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 87. She is survived by a son, Fred (Sherry), Ottawa; family in England; sisters-in-law, Muriel Pratt and Clara Pratt, both of Truro, Audrey Pratt of Belmont; brother-in-law, Earle MacLeod (Marguerite), Onslow; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold MacLeod; sisters-in-law, Lena MacLeod, Daisy MacLeod, Doris Pratt; brothers-in-law, Roland MacLeod, Leland Pratt, Irvin Pratt, Lionel Pratt, Howard Pratt. Funeral service was held 2 p.m., Sunday, September 21, 2008 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, Truro, Reverend Darrell Feltmate officiated. Private family interment was held in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


MacDONALD, Evelyn Emma, 91, formerly of Glenholme, Colchester Co., passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her family. Born in East Wallace, she was a daughter of the late Sterling A. and Cozey (Miller) Ross. She is survived by a daughter, Arlene Johnson, Bible Hill; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Orpha Casey (Claude), Riverview, NS; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth MacDonald, Bible Hill; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William; son, Arnold; sister, Hilda; brothers, Ivan, Arthur, Everett. Funeral service was held 2 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


MATTHEWS, Kenneth McNeill - 86, Truro, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2008 . Born in Millerton, N.B., he was the youngest son of the late Rev. Dr. Walter McN.and Alena (Ward) Matthews. Ken was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Don and John (Jack) and his beloved wife Yvonne (Malloy). Ken is survived by his son, Doug (Anita) Matthews, Truro; daughters Anne (Kevin) McMahon, Deux Montagnes, Que, Meg (Darrell) McCallum and Sarah (Paul) Gianomoena, Riverview, Fla; cherished grandchildren Krista (Mark) Thibodeau, Lower Sackville, Craig (Diana) Matthews, Truro, Andrew Matthews, Ottawa, Matthew and Jeffrey McMahon, Montreal, Que, Emily, Cara and Neil McCallum, Halifax and Maria and Michael Gianomoena, Riverview, Fla; adored great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Matthew Thibodeau, Lower Sackville; sisters-in-law Ruby Matthews, Uxbridge, Ont., Elizabeth (Betty) Matthews, Woodstock,Ont. and Eleanor (William) Buttrey, Gananoque, Ont; brothers-in-law Murray (Margaret) Malloy, Delta, BC, Si (Jean) Malloy, Halifax and Jack (Marie) Malloy, Dartouth; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service was held September 28th, in First United Church, Truro with Rev. Gordon MacLean and Rev. David MacNaughton officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

September 2008

 

MILLER, Faye (Corbett) passed away peacefully at Peck’s Nursing Home on Monday July 21st, 2008 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and, more recently, Cancer. Faye moved to Peck’s in February of 2008. Faye was born in Bass River in 1924, the daughter of Winona (Hegan) and George Corbett. She was sister to Kathleen, Max, Aileen, Hughie, and Neil, all deceased. Faye lived in Bass River until she joined the Air Force in 1943. After military service, she attended Veteran’s School where she met her husband, Robert Miller (deceased 1994). Faye lived and worked in Toronto at Simpson Sears until she and Robert retired in 1985 and returned to Bass River. No Service by request. A time of fellowship and refreshments in Faye’s memory will take place on Friday, August 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home in Truro. Faye’s ashes will be buried beside her husband, Robert, in the family plot at the United Baptist Cemetery in a private family service.

ORR, Marlene Gertrude, 62, Truro passed away peacefully Sunday, July 27, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro after a brief battle with cancer. Born Dec. 2, 1945 in Woodstock, NB, she was the daughter of birth parents, the late Kathleen and Arnold Hamilton. She was raised from the age of 2 by her “mom and dad”, the late Elwood and Marcia Kitchen. She was the beloved wife of 42 years to Robert (Bob) Orr and mother to Anthony John (Cheryl), CFB Shilo, MB and Kelly Lee, CFB Greenwood, NS; grandchildren, Tamara Mary and Brendon Robert; sister to Dale, Rhea, William, James, Richard, Clifford Kitchen and Wayne Kitchen. Marlene worked for many years at Sherwin Williams and Tibbetts Paints. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Woodstock Rural Cemetery, Woodstock, NB on August 1st at 2pm

NEWELL, Roy Joseph - 59, Braeshore/Truro, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Morris and Ella (Heisler) Newell. Roy was a well respected building contractor in the Truro area for 30 years. A funeral mass was held on Saturday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery.

HARVEY, Claudina C. “Todd” – 81, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Morton “Mott” and Irma (Carter) Durant. Todd is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 57 years, Malcolm Archibald Harvey; loving children, Geoffrey (Valerie), Toronto; Kevin (Monika), Port Greville; Craig, Barrie, Ont.; Alex (Margaret), Toronto; Melissa Hood (Ron), Cambridge, Ont.; cherished grandchildren, Erin, Mackenzie, Corey, Kyle, Nicholas, Alyssa, Jessica, Melanie, Jenna, Josh, Liam, Sarah; great grandchildren, Aiden and Abigail; sisters, Noma Atwood (Neville), Bermuda; Corynne Martin (Ralph), Economy; brothers, Norman Morton Durant, Jr., Toronto; William Durant (Grace), Oromocto; many loving nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration of Todd’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro.

Dow, Susan Lynn (Knight) - With sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Susan Lynn Dow (Knight) at her home in London, Ontario on August 8th, 2008. Born in Truro, July 28th 1958, she was the only daughter of Ross D. and Doris (Langille) Knight, Bible Hill. Besides her parents she is survived by her son, Ross Dow, Toronto, Ont.; brother, Louis (Suzanne) Knight, niece Krystie, nephew’s Eddie and Jonathan Knight all of Truro. Also survived by Aunts and Uncles Jean (Harold) Corbett, Joyce Knight, Phyllis (Grant) Putnam, Caroline (Bill) Simpson and Doug Simpson as well as numerous cousins. She was also survived by ex-husband Gary Dow and friend Dean St.Germaine. Interment in Portaupique Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in her memory to the Portaupique Cemetery Company or a charity of your choice.

MILLER, LAURAINE MARIE, 83, of Great Village, Colchester County, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Sanford, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Henri and Annie (Legere) Babineau. Lauraine attended Faith Baptist Church, Great Village. She and her husband Ernest owned and operated a General Store in Londonderry. She was a former cook having cooked for West Colchester Consolidated School in Bass River. She is survived by sons, Charles Nelson (Debbie) of Scarborough, ON, Gerald Nelson (Shirley) of Truro, Vernon Nelson of Londonderry; daughters, Evelyn Jacobs of Ottawa, ON, Susan Patriquin (Lee) of Tatamagouche, Marion Joudrie (Bill) of Great Village; grandchildren, Paul, Mandy, Glen, Mallory, Kathleen, Brian; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Nola Drisdelle (Art) of Halifax. She was predeceased by her first husband Vernon V. Nelson; second husband Ernest Miller; brothers, Edmund, Edgar; sisters, Augusta, Bernadette; daughter-in-law Elizabeth “Ibby” Nelson; son-in-law Henry Westhaver. Funeral service 2 pm Thursday, August 14, 2008, all in Faith Baptist Church, Great Village. Pastor Steve Adams will officiate. Burial will follow in Robie Street Cemetery, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lauraine’s memory may be made to Faith Baptist Church or to a charity of choice.

FRANCIS, Stephen Allison, Great Village passed away suddenly on Saturday August 9, 2008. Born and raised in Halifax, Steve was the son of the late Lexi (neé Currie) and the late Arthur Francis. Steve graduated from QEH in Halifax and worked in Halifax until moving to Great Village in 1985. Steve was a strong believer in community and volunteered as scout leader, baseball coach, charity “barbequer”, and many other “volun-told” activities as well as an outstanding officer and radio operator of the Great Village Fire Brigade. In his younger years he loved playing hockey and baseball and the last few years his time with the Fire Brigade Dart team meant the world to him. Steve is survived and missed by his wife of 32 years, Terry, sons Michael (Jonna MacDonald), Jonathon (Kathy), daughter Allison (Bjorn Merzbach), brother Bill (Gail) Francis, Lr. Sackville, sisters Barbara (Doug) Dubé, Bedford, Susan (Terry) Chatham, Cole Harbour, Sandy (George) Thomas, Dartmouth, and Donna Francis, Halifax, sisters-in law, Cheryl MacRae, Vancouver, Brenda MacRae at home, and Sandy (Ticky) Francis, Lr. Sackville, brother-in-laws Rodney (Glenda) MacRae, Great Village, Gary (Julie MacRae), Alberta, a very special Aunt Bertha (Chic) MacRae, Great Village, as well as two special young people who were welcomed in to his home, Natasha Tobin and James Moore and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces. He was predeceased by his brother Harold (Ticky) Francis and brother-in-law Doug Dubé. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life service on Sunday, August 17 at 2:00 pm at St. James United in Great Village includes the Firemens Tribute. Nan Corrigan, DM officiating. Burial will follow at Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Donations in memory may be made to the Great Village Fire Brigade, St. James United, the Great Village Community Centre or charity of choice.

FAULKNER, Vincent Owen “Vince” – 78, Salmon River, Colchester County, formerly of Bass River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday afternoon, August 14, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 14, 1930 in Bass River, he was a son of the late William and Geneva (Fisher) Faulkner. Vince worked at Halliday Craftsmen as a shipper and also with various construction companies, eventually becoming the owner/operator of his own business. Vince is survived by his daughter, Marlene Harvey (Brian Chisholm), Woodstock, Ontario; sons, Donnie, Halifax; Ken (Sandra), Hart Lake; Arthur “Art”, Salmon River; Chesley (Nora), Rod (Margaret), Bobby (Kathy), all of Bass River; grandchildren, Donna, Donnie, Sherri, Billy, Tony, Leanne, Melanie, Sarah, Ryan, Judy, Cindy, David, Jodi, Jason, Megan, Karen, Matthew, Stacey; great grandchildren, Heather, Amber, Caitlyn, Bailey, Halle, Ava, Danica, Savanah, Caleb, Ashley, Chloe, Keagan, Caleb, Riley, Kalen, Raine, Courtney, Selena; brothers, Guy, Upper Economy; Leigh (Edna), Ingomar, Shelburne County; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel Ruthene (Rushton); brothers, Eddy, Bert, Freddie. Graveside funeral service 2 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2008 in Bass River Baptist Cemetery, Maple Avenue, Bass River, Nancy Corrigan, DM, officiating.

PULSIFER, Frank Leon - 68, Bible Hill, passed away August 21, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Garfield and Ella (Woodworth) Pulsifer. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Prins) Pulsifer; daughters, Christine (James) Callaghan, Stewiacke, Gillian Pulsifer, Truro; son, Michael, Truro; granddaughter, Cora Callaghan; sister, Rita (Charles) Matthews, Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Eugene (Betty), Dorchester, Ontario, Kenneth (Hilda), Berwick, Orville (Joan), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Fred (Isapella), Victoria, BC; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Violet Pulsifer and Brenda Bezanson. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 24th from 7-9 pm; memorial service on Monday, August 25th at 2:00 pm, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Pastor Scott Penner officiating.

TUCKER, Elsie Melba - 87, Truro, passed away peacefully August 22, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by her family. Born August 14, 1921 in Truro Heights, she was the eldest daughter of the late Amos Wesley and Verna (Roberts) Blois. Elsie was a member of Brunswick Street United Church and past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 106, Debert Ladies Auxiliary. Funeral service on Sunday at 2:00 pm, both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. David Lutes officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery.
 


 

July 2008


ATKINSON-FRASER
, Hazel Mary (MacKenzie), 73, Maitland; It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our dearest mother who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. She is survived by her children, Scott (Christine) Atkinson, Coquitlam., B.C.; Cecilia (Terry) Spence, Londonderry; Bertha (Richard) Crowe, London, ON; Cecil (Tabitha) Atkinson, Masstown; Reggie (Barbara) Atkinson, Londonderry; her devoted sister, Madeliene Kiehl, Maitland; brothers, Clarence Hamilton, Belmont, Freeman Hamilton, B.C., Clark Hamilton, England; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Private family interment in Harmony Cemetery.
 

SLACK, Joseph Grant, 83, Debert, passed away June 14, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. He was a veteran of the Second World War, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #106, Debert, Debert Volunteer Fire Brigade for 26 years, board of directors for the Debert Military Historical Society and was a member of the Debert Community Council. Interment in Folly Mountain Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Debert Military Historical Society or the Debert Volunteer Fire Brigade
 

LORRAINE, Hon. Edward F., 80, Onslow, passed away peacefully June 18, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital, with his family by his side. He was very involved in the farming industry, agriculture and politics. Ed was a lifetime farmer and feedlot operator. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery.
 

BURGESS, David Lee - 59, Bass River, passed away suddenly from heart complications, on Tuesday evening, June 17, 2008 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Interment in Christ Anglican Church Cemetery, Clifton.
 

OWEN, Susan Jean (Staples), 55, Upper Debert, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2008 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Truro on October 28, 1952. Interment in Belmont Cemetery
 

CANNING, David Russell - 62, Restigouche Hospital Centre, passed away peacefully Monday, June 23, 2008 in Campbellton Regional Hospital, Campbellton, New Brunswick. Born April 17, 1946 in Truro, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Avis (Williams) Canning, Dartmouth and the late Hedley Canning. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 28, 2008 in Acadia Mines United Church, Londonderry. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.
 

ROGERS, Aubrey Eldren, 92, Truro passed away June 26, 2008 surrounded by his loving family in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro after a brief illness. Interment in Watson Cemetery.
 

 


 

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