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December 2009

 

PRIEST, Evelena Blanche - 94, Economy, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born May 27, 1915, in Pleasant Hills, she was a daughter of the late David and Bridget (Randall) Newton. Evelena is survived by her children, Donald Priest, Economy; Vivian Bethune, Lincoln, Maine; Donna Colborne, British Columbia; seven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Priest; daughter, Dorothy; sisters, Mary Gamble, Freda Starritt, Annie Pettigrew, Etta Boggs, Helen Suttis, Verdi Newton; brothers, Clarence and Eldridge Newton; son-in-law, Percy Bethune; special companion, James Welton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held 1 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was in Economy Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Cavanagh, Charles “Donald” - 84, Truro, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, with his loving family by his side. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Charles and Georgina (Reid) Cavanagh. Donald was lifelong resident of Truro and member of First United Church. Donald retired from Stanfield’s with 43 years of service. He served overseas during the Second World War in England and North West Europe and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Thelma; sons, Michael, Alberta, Danny (Shelley), Upper Onslow, Kenneth, Truro; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Rose Cavanagh, England; nieces Dawn and Geraldine, both in Australia. Donald was predeceased by brother, Percy. On November 16 a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Tribute Service at 2 pm was followed by a memorial service in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Judith Perry officiating. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

Currie, Stuart D., of Crowes Mills passed away the 11th day of November 2009 in the Colchester Regional Hospital at the age of 79. Stuart was born in Crowes Mills and was the son of the late Burton and Ella (Totten) Currie. He is survived by his wife Joanna; daughter, Jane (John Wile) Crowes Mills; sons, Daniel, Debert, Jamie (Michele) Pictou County, Timothy and Doug Ross, both of Crowes Mills; grandchildren, Russell Wile, Erin (Justin Oakley), Ellen (Kyle Conrad) Wile, Justin and Ryan Currie; great grandchildren, Caidence Oakley, Jayden Wile and soon to arrive Daegon Oakley; sister, Hazel (Lorne Clark), British Columbia; several nieces and nephews. Stuart was predeceased by brothers Cecil, Fred, and sisters Violet and Betty. Funeral Services were held at the Colchester Community Funeral Home with Pastors David MacLean and Bill Martin officiating on Sunday November 15. Burial was in the Debert Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com


BARRON, William “Bill” - 61, passed away suddenly at his home in Onslow on November 12, 2009. Born on February 18, 1948 in Welland, Ontario, Bill worked for 27 years in the N.S. Department of Natural Resources, and helped build the province’s Forest Inventory. He was deeply devoted to his family and will be missed by Carol, his loving wife of 38 years, son Stephen, daughter-in-law Kelly, and granddaughter Emma; son Sandy and his partner Sonia; and son Matt and daughter-in-law Tess. He is also survived by his mother Ida; sister, Judy Sparling and brother-in-law Les; brother Paul and sister-in-law Anne; mother-in-law, June Saunders; sister-in-law, Beth A longtime leader in the scouting movement, Bill devoted his retirement years to his talent for woodworking. Memorial service was held November 19 in St. James Presbyterian Church, Truro with Rev. Dr. Brian Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) would be appreciated and can be made online at http://www.cpaws.org/help/donate/ or by phone (1-800-333-WILD).

UPHAM, Hazel Pearl, 86, of Townsview Estates, Truro, formerly of Masstown, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2009, at the Townsview residence. Born in Wentworth, Hazel was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ada (Totten) McGill. Hazel moved to Truro at 16 and worked in the mills until meeting her husband a few years later. Hazel is survived by daughter, Gerri Otterson, Truro; son, Richard (Jane) Upham, Truro; foster son, Stephen Clarke, Masstown; sisters, Florence Harnish, Wentworth; Daisy Taggart, Onslow; brother, Lloyd (Roxie) McGill, Alberta; grandchildren, Kari (Louie) Velocci, Halifax, Alicia MacMillan, Truro, George (Fauna) Osborne, Texas, Amanda Upham, Marty (Jen) Upham, Nicholas Upham, Truro, Tyler and Chantel Clarke, Fredericton, Amy Curry, Truro; great-grandsons, Matthew and Daniel Velocci, Connor Whooten; great-granddaughters, Britany Martin and Jacqueline Upham; Hazel also leaves her faithful companion, Harold Glawson; several nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Basil; sister, Thelma; brothers, Layton, Earl, Percy, Maynard, Stanley; grandson, Troy Galloway; daughter-in-law, Susan Upham. Funeral service was held 2pm Saturday, November 21, 2009, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in the Belmont Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 
 


 

 

November 2009

 

 

 

HUMPHREYS, Gordon Stuart (“Stu”, Grampa), 75 of Trenton passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his “home away from home” Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow on September 17th, 2009. Stuart was born in New Glasgow, the son of the late Elmer and Charlotte (Leadbetter) Humphreys of Trenton. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years Doreen (Johnson), cherished daughter Carolyn, son-in-law Steven, dearly loved grandchildren Benjamin, Daniel, Helene (Baldwin), and sister Gloria, brother-in-law Ross, nephews David, Kevin, Robert (Ingram), Stephen (Johnson), Gordon Fisher; nieces Kathy (Bond) and Linda Lee (Ingram), Helen Funk; cousins Wally, Gary, and Jimmy (Humphreys). Stuart and his wife enjoyed many summers at their summer home in Upper Economy. He loved music and was a beautiful singer. Stuart graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc. and was registered as a certified dispenser with the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society. He practiced his profession at Lawtons in Halifax, as well as Ormond’s in New Glasgow, and then for many years with his father and Donald MacDonald at Steeltown Pharmacy in Trenton. Funeral service was held in the Church of the Nazarene, Duke St., Trenton with Rev. Dr. Alden Aikens, assisted by Rev. Leon Teal and Ross Ingram. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Condolences at: www.rhporter.ca

DODSWORTH, Eunice Mollie, 89, of Truro, passed away Friday September 18th, 2009 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Dunston, England, to the late John and Ida (Briggs) Walton, she moved to Canada in 1943 as a war bride, spending most of her life in Old Barns and Great Village. She is survived by her sons, Roger, Ontario and Jim, Great Village; daughters Christine Landry, Truro and Katherine Downing (Ron), Bible Hill; sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren as well as her brother, Roger Walton (Australia) and sisters Elsie Shepherd and Joan Weighill, both from England. She was predeceased by her husband William Burpee Dodsworth and son Peter, and also by two of her sisters, Ida (Nellie) Parker and Millie MacLeod. Funeral Service was held on 11 am Tuesday, September 22, 2009, in Saint John The Evangelist Anglican Church, Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

OOSTEROM, Maria Janna - 73, Truro, passed away peacefully October 2, 2009 at home surrounded by her family after a long battle with Parkinsons and dementia. Born June 14, 1936 in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, she was a daughter of the late Leendert and Gysberta (Weynen) Baars. Maria came to Canada as a new bride in 1957 landing at Pier 21, Halifax and then making her home in Onslow, Colchester Co. She was a homemaker and with her husband, Bert they owned and operated Graceland Farms in Onslow retiring in 1992. Maria is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Bert; son, Harry (Ann), Bible Hill; daughters, Christina (Ralph) Workman, Helena (Brian) Bell, both of Calgary; daughter-in-law, Laura, Hilden; grandchildren, Steven, Jessica, Mitchell, Travis, Alexana; brother, Leo (Riet), the Netherlands; sister, Janna (Leen), the Netherlands. A Memorial Service washeld October 5th Truro with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Online condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

COLPITTS, Dara Millard – 60, Debert. It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Dara Colpitts on October 4, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, surrounded by his family, friends, and special friend, Lauchie Rector. Dara was born on August 4, 1949 in Parrsboro to the late Aubrey and Kathleen Colpitts. He is survived by his siblings, Sylvia (Wayne) Boyd, Glenholme, Debbie (Glenn) Buchanan, East Village, Wayne, Windsor, Ont., Betty, Halifax, Marilyn Elderton, Connecticut; several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his loving daughters, Tracy (Blake) Fisher, Glenholme, Shelly (Jody) McBurnie, Crowes Mills, Dawn Marie Colpitts (Wayne George), Londonderry, Melissa Purcell, Pennsylvania; special daughter of Dara’s, Erin Owen (George Blackie), Belmont. His grandchildren were the light of his life and he always smiled when he spoke of them- Macquel, Wesley, Wyatt, Justin, Kelsey, Alea, Spencer, Cooper, Iris, Corey; two great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Thresea; the mother of his children, Laura, Debert. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Adelle and his loving companion, Susan Owens. Memorial service was held October 8 Colchester Community Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.colchstercommunity.com

HENDERSON, Audrey Marie, 70, of Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, October 5, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Shubenacadie, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen (Pratt) Doyle. Audrey was well loved by her family. She is survived by daughters, Lori Henderson (John), Brookfield, Lisa Reid (Wayne), Belmont; step-grandchildren, Michael, Christopher; brother Wayne Doyle, Brantford, ON; sister Mrs. Yvonne Curtas, Tampa, Florida; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Roderick. Funeral service was held 2 pm Thursday, October 8, 2009, in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Banks officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting:  www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WELTON, Sandra - 67, Economy. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sandra Welton on Sunday, October 11, 2009 at home. She was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 9, 1942. She moved to Economy in 1982 and with her husband Ralph, built a home and a business. She was a very hard worker and devoted much of her time to the betterment of the community. She always opened her home and her heart to anyone who needed it, including countless dogs, cats, birds, squirrels and other animals. She bravely battled against cancer for six years and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph; sons, Douglas, Robert and Brian; sisters, Cynthia, Sharon, Bonnie; sister-in-law, Patricia; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Susie and brother, Chris. A private funeral service took place on Monday October 12, 2009. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

RUSHTON, Grace Eileen – 88, Truro passed away October 20, 2009 at home. Born in Denmark, she was a daughter of the late James and Stella (Watt) Hayman. She was a member of the North River Choir. In later years she enjoyed the senior activities that involved dancing and she often played the keyboard. Grace loved to sing with her brother Arthur at various events from childhood until the present. Her greatest loves were grandchildren, children and music. She is survived by daughter, Linda (Lawrence) Lynds, Great Village; son, Ronald (Brenda) Higgins, Mt. Thom, Pictou County; brothers, Arthur (Florence), North River; Carson (Marguerite), Truro; grandchildren, Bobbi Joe Lynds, Sean Lynds, Peggy Sue Higgins and Ali, Paula (Trevor) Stinson, Patricia Higgins, Billy Higgins, Matt and Jason Crosby; great grandchildren, William, James, Devilin, Jacob, Griffin; sister-in-law, Polly Hayman, Truro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Milton. Memorial service was held Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 am, in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Ebbie W. Snow officiating. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Denmark. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

 


 

October 2009

 

COOK, Dorothy M. – 87, of Lower Five Islands, Colchester Co. passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Lower Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Edson and Lee (Thompson) Lewis. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Gunn (John), Vancouver; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer, Toronto; Kayla, Vancouver. She was predeceased by her husband, Graeme; a sister, Eileen Alkern. Funeral Service was held at Peniel United Church, Five Islands. Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial in the church cemetery. Reception followed in Peniel United Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RIX, Dr. Robert Glenn - The Rix family sadly announces the tragic death of Dr. Robert Glenn Rix of Bible Hill on September 7, 2009 as the result of an ATV accident in Salt Springs, Pictou County. Bob was born in Halifax on July 29, 1948, the youngest son of the late Everett and Leone (Arbing) Rix. Bob graduated from Prince Andrew High School, Dartmouth, in 1967 and from Dalhousie University Dental School in 1974. He practiced in Musquodoboit Harbour, Tatamagouche and Winsloe, PEI, prior to opening his own dental practice in Bible Hill. He took a great interest in his profession and knew the family trees of most of his patients and will be fondly remembered by everyone for his excellent dentistry, story-telling, knowledge of American History, love of gardening, tinkering with mechanical items, love of nature and his family. Bob is survived by his wife, Paula (Royal); daughter, Rachel; son Robert “Robbie”. He is also survived by sister, Betty Ballard, Oshawa, Ont.; brothers, Donald (Betty), Lawrencetown, Eric (Sandra), Cole Harbour, Ralph (Jackie), Bible Hill; sister-in-law, Linda Rix, Mineville; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held September 12th in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Mitchell King officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

Mitchell, Dr. Calvin “Ross” – 1928-2009, dearly beloved husband and father, Ross Mitchell passed away on September 10, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Robert and Margaret (Archibald) Mitchell. Ross was a graduate of the class of 1950 of the University of Toronto. He then joined his father’s practice as an Optometrist and loved his work for nearly 60 years. Equally well known for his athletic pursuits, he won numerous Canadian Championships, including setting several Canadian records in Masters Track & Field. In 1995 he won a bronze medal at the World Masters Track & Field Championships. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Faye (Higgins); his sons, David and Paul; daughters; Margaret and Rebecca; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. His positive spirit and generosity will be sorely missed. A funeral service was held September 14, in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Delong officiating. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

CROWE, Robert Thomas “Bob”, 78, Truro. It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Robert Thomas Crowe on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Robert was born in Truro on August 16, 1931 and was a son of the late Marvin and Ursula Mae (Spencer) Crowe. Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He retired in 1991 after 41 years in the tire business with Andy’s Tire. Bob led a very active life and shared a love for dancing and music with his wife, Phyllis. Bob was also a very creative “Mr. Fix-it” who could repair or build most anything. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be missed and remembered by his wife and best friend of 38 years, Phyllis (Wellwood); son, Kim; daughter, Gail Purdy; stepdaughters, Brenda (Charles Brown), Lynn (Gordie Colpitts), all of Truro; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Constance (Langille); sisters, Jean Williams, Doris Crawford; brother-in-law, Bill Crawford; half sister, Louise Thurber; half brothers, Jack Crowe, Marvin Crowe Jr.; stepdaughter, Joanne Clark. Funeral service was held September 21 in Colchester Community Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. Interment in Hilden Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com
 


September 2009

 

HOLLIS, Frances Margaret “Fannie” - 75, Bass River passed away with her family by her side on Monday, August 10, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Willena (Ellis) Carde and devoted wife of the late Earl Hollis. Fannie loved music, cooking, knitting and having visitors along with playing great card games. She loved telling jokes to family and friends. She is survived by sisters, Marie McElhinney, Lower Debert, Doreen (Glenn) Putnam, Masstown; brother, James Carde, Bass River; sister-in-law, Hilda Hollis, Oxford; nieces, Patti, Gail, Katherine, Jennifer; nephews, Donald, Brandon, Jamie; special cousin, Shirley; numerous relatives and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl in 2007; sister, Joyce and brother Leo; brother-in-law, Arthur McElhinney. Funeral service was held on August 12 in Riverside United Church, Bass River with Rev. Don MacQueen officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Bass River. Donations in Fannie’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Diabetes Assc. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

ROODE, Charles “Elmer” – 76, Truro, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on August 17, 2009 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Belmont, he was the son of the late Robert and Geneva (Otterson) Roode. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Elmer worked for nearly 30 years as a “sawyer” for Brookfield Lumber. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Higgins); daughter Joy (Reg) Peters, Enfield; grandchildren Daniel and Alex Peters; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty (Rae); sisters Mary “Connie” LePine, Elsie Rector, Ora Baxter, Jaqui “Eleanor” Fullerton, Nina Entwistle, Roberta Roode and Grace in infancy. Funeral Service was held on August 20th in Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro, with Rev. Cory Somers officiating. Interment in the Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

HILL, Charles Reid, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 22, 2009, surrounded by his loving children. Born in Central Onslow on August 16, 1923, he was the son of the late George and Eva (McCurdy) Hill. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Leta (Lorraine); infant son, Nelson Hugh; brother, Edward (Ted). He leaves to mourn, children, C. Geordie, E. Lorraine, Evelyn A., Dan R. and Susan L., twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren, all of whom he so cherished; brother, Bob; sisters, Margaret Bagnell, Emily McLellan, and Marion Olcott. Funeral service was held 2pm Sunday, July 26, at the Onslow United Church, Reverend Gerald Kerr officiated. Interment was held at the Onslow Island Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SIMPSON, Hattie Cecelia – 90, Great Village, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 30, 2009, while camping with her family. Born April 19, 1919, in Lornevale, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Ayer) Scott. Hattie is survived by her children, Merna (Arnie) Pope, Surrey, British Columbia; Bill (Doreen), Debert; Lee (Barb), Great Village; Maynard (Janice), Debert; Anne (Gerry) Barkhouse, Great Village; Dale, Debert; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Grace (Robert) McCully, Debert; daughters-in-law, Lois MacKay, Porters Lake; Jean Dunsmore, Toronto. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wesley Robert; sons, Sonny, Gerry; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Florence Pringle, Lena Rushton, Stella Scott; brothers, Robert “Bob”, Frank “Bud”, Herbert “Herb” and Hardy Scott; half brother, Bill. Hattie’s family would like to thank the VON for their exceptional care and support. Funeral service was held 2 pm, Sunday, August 2, 2009, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GIRARD, Robin Rene – 50, Oxford, formerly of Truro and Glenholme, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at home. Born December 16, 1958, in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Eileen (Lyons) Rafuse. Robin is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Norman David; daughters, Mindy Girard (Reg Denning), Kemptown; Crystal Girard (Jared Hunter), Amherst; grandchildren, Jesse, Keona, Danielle, Ethan; sisters, Patricia Lewis, Bible Hill; Linda (Gerry) Dykens, Lower Debert; brother, Stanley “Stan” (Marg) Rafuse, Lower Debert; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Dawn Rafuse, Mary (Louis) McCarron. A graveside funeral service will be held in November at Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme, with Reverend Don MacQueen officiating. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 
 



August 2009

 

FREDERICKS, Gloria Doris, 58, Masstown, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2009 surrounded by her family in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Ellen Beck. Gloria was the “breakfast lady” at the Comfort Inn, Truro for many years. She enjoyed gardening, especially tending her flowers and spending time with her family. Gloria was given the special name “Makin” by grandchildren, Michael and Jocelin. She was famous for her Boxing Day and July 1st family get-togethers which were filled with laughter and her great cooking. Gloria will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert “Bobby”; daughters, Amanda (Steven) McRae, Nuttby, Jessica (Justin Billard) Fredericks, Lake Echo; son, Robert (Carla Quinn), Masstown; sisters, Daphne (Joe) Millar, Regina, SK, Ruth (Darrell) Wells, Lower Sackville, Winetta (Scot) Coffin, Dartmouth, Geraldine Beck, Halifax; brother, Edward (Joanne) , Sackville, NS; grandchildren, Michael and Jocelin McRae; step-grandchildren, Kyla and Angela Walsh; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Gloria’s life was held as a visitation July 20th in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. A private family committal will be held in Masstown Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks are extended to the nurses, ICU nurses and doctors of the 3rd and 4th floors and Palliative Care of the Colchester Regional Hospital. On-line condolences may be sent to www.colchestercommunity.com

White, Bertha Esther (Ripley) - 93, Valley, Colchester Co., passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Belmont, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Cora Ethel (Baird) Ripley. Funeral service was held 2pm Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Valley United Church, Reverend Brian DeLong officiated. Interment was held in Watson Cemetery, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Rushton, Carl Sydney - 88, of Lower Truro Road, Truro, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Westchester Station, he was a son of the late Oliver and Charlotte (Weatherbee) Rushton. He owned and operated Rushton’s Service Station in Truro for 40 years, retiring in 1986. He is survived by his wife, the former Erma Florence Murray; son, Brian (Kathryn), North Vancouver; daughters, Martena (Wendell) Hendsbee, Truro; Gwen Rushton, Truro; brother, Myles (Georgie), Sutherlands Lake; grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Dail, Craig (Kate), Gerred, Adam; great-grandson, Peter Dail; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Grace, Edna, Cyretha, Kathleen, Ruby, Ida; brothers, Ralph, Clarence, William, Oscar, Alton. Funeral service was held 2pm Tuesday, June 30, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Ken Fillmore and Pastor Chesley MacKenzie officiated. Interment was held in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Rushton, Mary Margaret "Peggy", 1953-2009, of Masstown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, Sunday, June 28, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Margaret (Young) Matthews. Survived by her husband, Fred; daughter, Jeannine (Ray Fulton); sons, Greg (Jodi Grant) and Steven (Cheryl Hillman); grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Devon, Taylor, Jaci and Pacey; sisters, Betty Webb (Hanson); Patty Vinoitt (Scott Nickerson). Employed for many years by John & Leslee MacKenzie, (Tim Horton's) for whom she held a special place in her heart for all their continued support throughout her courageous batter with cancer. Funeral service was held 2pm Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the Faith Baptist Church, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Interment was held in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Worthington, Cindy Lou – 51, Sydney, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Sydney. Born January 6, 1958, in Truro, she was a daughter of Verna Walker, Debert and the late David Carroll. Along with her mother, Cindy Lou is survived by her daughter, Rebecca “Peanut”; son, Kyle “Kyliebug”; former husband, John Worthington, all of Truro; sister, Donna (Albert) Pittman, Lornevale; brother, Bruce Carroll, Truro; boyfriend, Vincent Steffans, Sydney; nephews, Chad, Brennan (Amanda), Devin and Mitchell; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was held 11 am Thursday, July 9, 2009, in Masstown United Church, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Private family interment was held in Masstown Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McLellan, Marjorie Shirley, 73, of Lower Onslow, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 at the QEII, VG Site, Halifax. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Burgess and Christian (Higgins) Fullerton. She is survived by son, Timothy (Ellen), Lower Onslow; daughters, Shelley Lynds (Sandy), Onslow Mountain; Jennifer Fisher (Trevor), Masstown; brothers, Eric (Corrin), Alberta; Ralph (Donalda Jamieson), Pugwash; sister, Phyllis Cohoon (John), Nictaux Falls; grandchildren, Jeremy, Janessa, Josh, Caitlin, Andrea, Ryan, Danielle, Blake, Rachel; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Emma, Tysac; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Earl McLellan; brother, Freddie; grandson, Justin. Funeral service was held 11am Friday, July 17, 2009, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, Rev. Gerald Kerr officiated. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
 

 


 

July 2009

 

LANGILLE, Eva Maude (Fraser), 101, of Truro and formerly of Londonderry, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2009 in the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. Born in Charlottetown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Maude (Crossman) Fraser, Charlottetown. She is survived by her children, son, Edward, Londonderry; daughters, Sally (John) Richard, Londonderry; Nancy (Bill) Matthews, Bible Hill; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Ena Crossman, Amherst. She was predeceased by her husband, John Edward; grandsons, Mark Matthews, Charles Langille; daughter-in-law, Sandra Langille; great-great-grandson, Sandy Duncan Mailman; sisters, Ida Mae, Pearl, Jean, Alberta, Florence, Nettie; brothers, Andrew, Herbert, Robert. Funeral service was held 3 pm Monday, May 25, 2009 in Acadia Mines United Church, Londonderry. Private family interment was held in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GILLIS, Sister Anne Catherine, CND (Sister St. John Hugh) … Sydney/Truro. The Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame and the Gillis family announce the passing into eternal life of Sister Anne C. Gillis on Saturday evening, May 23, 2009 at the CND Health Care Centre, Sydney. Born April 24, 1933 in Sydney, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Geraldine (Bates) Gillis. Sister Anne is survived by her brothers, Joseph (Edna), Marlborough, Mass.; Ronnie (Della), Antigonish; sisters, Aileen, CSM, St. Andrew’s; Jane, Scarborough, Maine; Sally, Sydney; sisters-in-law, Bernadette, Joan, Mina Gillis-Chamberlain; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Father Lawrence, Gerry, John Hugh, Cyril, Chris and Bernie; sister, Mary. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 2 pm, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Interment was held in Robie Street Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MELANSON, Shirley May - 82, Debert passed away May 31, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Mcadam, NB, she was a daughter of the late Margaret Short. Shirley was the loving rock of our family. Her desire was for happiness and a world of peace. Her family, home and flowers meant everything to her. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Murray; daughters, Darlene Hemphill (Robbie Wilson), Victoria, BC, Cheryl (Dave) Hummel, Springhill; sons, Bob Hemphill, Oromocto, NB, Barry Hemphill, Debert; stepson, Donnie (Leah) Melanson, Edmonton, Alta; grandchildren, Cory, Brad and Alex Hummel, Adam and Ashley Wilson, Leah Toderan, Sheila, Clayton and Jacob Melanson; great-grandchildren, Cayl Hummel and Elaine McIlwain. No visitation by request. A Memorial service WAS held on Sunday, June 7 in Debert Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Martin officiating. A Reception followed in Debert Fire Hall. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

WINTERS, Harvey DeLee Winters – 79, Truro, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Colchester Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 22, 1929, in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Carl and Bessie (Warren) Winters. Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Iris (Fielding); son, Timothy, Truro Heights; daughters, Wendy (Charles) McNutt, Onslow Mountain; Linda (Ronald) Sutherland, Belmont; Tammy (Mark) MacKay, Salmon River; eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, Nora Goodwin, Jolicure, New Brunswick; Rose (Melvin) Ripley, Amherst; brothers, Louis, Amherst; Carl, London, Ontario; half brothers, Frank, Bill and Freddie Winters. He was predeceased by sisters, Josephine Winters and Vera Allen; brothers, Keith, Orland, Hance and Jack. Funeral service was held 2 pm Saturday, June 6, 2009, in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in Truro Heights Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SAULNIER, Mary Marie- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our daughter, Mary Marie Saulnier on June 4th, 2009, in the IWK Health Center, Halifax. She was the daughter of Steven Saulnier and Alayna Barkhouse, Onslow Mountain. She is survived by brother Quintin Ogden, Onslow Mountain, uncle, Sheldon (Courtney Saunlnier, Meteghan; Aunt, Twilla (Tim) Baillie, Surrey, B.C.; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Debbie Saulnier, Beaver River; maternal grandparents, Gerry and Anne Barkhouse, Great Village. She was predeceased by sister, Freedom Saulnier. Arrangements were entrusted to Meteghan Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the IWK Health Center Foundation

MARCHBANK, Marchbank, George Arnett, 78, of Debert, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. A private graveside service for family and close friends will take place at a later date. A complete obituary will follow at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FRIZZELL, George Ross “Geordie” Frizell … 70, Upper Brookside, Colchester County, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born February 22, 1939, in Kemptown, he was a son of the late Charles and Alice (Johnson) Frizell. Geordie is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley Anne “Sally” (Newton); children, Noreen (Steven) Lane, Truro; Wanda (Stephen) Matthews, Upper Brookside; Andy (Kenda), Valley; Crystal “Criss” (Greg) Barkhouse, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Anthony, Tiffany, Nicole (David), Samantha, Cassidy and Caitlyn; sisters, Doris Hakala, Marie (Frederick) Gregory, Cambridge, New York; Edith Hayward, Rose Sexton, Truro; Sharon Kervin, Lower Sackville; June (Sam) Richardson, Kemptown; brothers, Harold “Happy” (Annie), Truro; Brian, St. Catharine’s, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert “Bob”, Eldon, Glen and Vernon. Funeral service was held June 17, 2009 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Steve McEvoy officiated. Interment was held in Aenon Church Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DOBSON, Barry Jordan - 45, Lower Truro, passed away June 15, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Harry Dobson, Truro Heights and the late Marjorie Ann (MacPherson) Dobson. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Glidden; daughter, Carry Dobson (Neil Walsh), Calgary, Alta.; step-daughter, Christina Glidden, Halifax; sister, Tanya Dobson (Steve Simpson), Fort McMurray, Alta. No visitation by request. A graveside memorial service was held June 18, in Truro Heights Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Greg Porter officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

SPICER, Victor Gordon, 70, Lower Onslow, passed away June 21, 2009 surrounded by family in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Malagash he was the son of the late Oscar and Bertha (Dill) Spicer. Victor had a wonderful sense of humour and enjoyed restoring classic cars. He was always willing to help others and was famous for his “to do” lists. His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Roberta Elwood; daughters, Dianne “Leigh” Spicer, Duncan, B.C., Tanya Elizabeth Ann Spicer, Truro; sisters, Carolyn Thomson, Tammy Dill, both of Pugwash Junction; brothers, Ronald, Cochrane, ON, Hilton (Pat), St. Catherines, ON; sister-in-law, Margaret Spicer, North River; grandchildren, Jeremy and Keigan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Gerald and John; sister-in-law, Catherine Spicer. No visitation by request. A memorial service was held June 25 with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment at a later date. On-line condolences may be made to: www.colchestercommunity.com

TROTTEN, Rhonda Elizabeth - 53, Belmont passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Pugwash, she was a daughter of Hazel (Murray) Rushton and the late Ronald L. Rushton. Rhonda was employed for fifteen years at Stanfield’s Ltd. and then became a caregiver for Earth Angels. She loved her family, friends and neighbours and especially the Belmont Mountain. She is survived by her husband, Owen: daughter, Lacey (Terry), Belmont; son, Jeffrey (Anthony), Halifax; sisters, Judy (Richard) Ross, Truro, Jane (Stewart) Matheson, Murray Siding; brother, Brad Rushton, Truro; several nieces and nephews and the boys, Jack and Sarge. She was predeceased by her sister, Margo in infancy. Funeral service on June 25 with Rev. Ronald Ruse officiating. Interment in Belmont Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 
 


 

June 2009

 

REID, Norman Copp - 63, Truro, formerly of Masstown, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, 2009 in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 3, 1946 in Truro, he was a son of the late Harry and Annie (Copp) Reid. Norman is survived by his daughter, Crystal; son, Clinton; one granddaughter, all of Halifax; brother, Arthur “Art” (Shirley, Kentville; sisters, Elva (Raymond) Irving, Bible Hill; Laura Reid, Truro; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Bertram in infancy. Funeral service was held 2 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Don MacQueen officiated. Interment was held in Masstown Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GEORGE, Trudy Ann George – 51, Great Village, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009 at home. Born August 8, 1957 in Truro, she was a daughter of Aleatha (Pynn) Rushton, Debert and the late Watson Rushton. Along with her mother, Trudy is survived by her loving husband, Harold Wilfred “Harry”; daughter, Crystal Rushton (Rob Blair), Debert; sons, Stacey (Donna) Rushton, Debert; Justin George, at home; grandchildren, Caitlyn, Robert, Janine, Paige, Gabrielle and Wyatt; sisters, Joan (Ben) Hendrix, South Carolina; Sherry Lindsay, Debert; Linda Webb, Westchester; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Diane Rushton in infancy; brothers, Richard, Dale and Keith Rushton. Funeral service was held 2 pm Thursday, April 30, 2009 in Faith Baptist Church, 38 Station Road, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Interment was held in Folly Mountain Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MILLIGAN
, Shelly J. - 47, Truro passed away May 3, 2009. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Louise Cavanaugh of Portapique and the late Reginald Cavanaugh. She is survived by her husband, Kenny; daughters, Danielle Paris (Kenny), Jalynn Paris, both of Truro; son, Cory (Monica) Thompson, Calgary, Alberta; grandchildren, Makhia, Carter, Marquse; stepchildren, Alex and Shelby Milligan, Edmonton, Alberta; brothers, Terry , Thunder Bay, Ont., Darren (Carolyn), Bible Hill; sister, Janice Cavanaugh, Bible Hill; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husbands, Dwayne Paris and Donald Thompson and one nephew. A memorial service was held Sunday, May 10th with Rev. Brian DeLong officiating. Interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimers Society or a charity of choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

COLLINS, Dawson Lloyd Hughes - 77, of Staples Brook Road, Debert, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Green Oaks, he was a son of the late William and Anne (Burris) Collins. Dawson is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Colleen P. Bailey; daughter, Mary; sons, Roger (Liz), Stephen (Julie), Larry (Mary); 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Herman) Crowe; brothers, Russell (Nancy), Herbie (Frances); sister-in-law, Nancy (Fred) Lynds; brother-in-law, Darrell (Linda) Bailey; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, William E.; sisters, Dorothy Creelman, Edna Collins; sister-in-law, Roberta Bodenham, brothers-in-law, Seymour Creelman, Fulton Bodenham, Wayne Bailey, Rodney Bailey. Funeral service was held 3pm Monday, May 11, 2009 in Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, Rev. Brian DeLong officiated. Interment was held in Bible Hill Cemetery, Bible Hill. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HOWARD, Frances Iva Gladys – 86, Central Onslow, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Onslow, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lilly (Pallett) Wilson. Surviving are daughters, Barbara (Ian) Sinclair, Toronto, ON, Marlene (Geordie) Hill, Central Onslow, Dianne (Gordon) Little, Bible Hill and Sheilah MacLean, Winnipeg, MB; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother, George, Lower Sackville; sister in-law, Dorothy Simpson; brother in-law, Vernie Howard; many nieces and nephews. Frances is predeceased by her husband Ensworth; sister, May Ross; brothers, Crawford and Maynard. No visitation by request. A service to celebrate Frances’ life was be held Wednesday, May 13 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, with Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley at a later date. Condolences to the family may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

LEWIS, Royal G. “Junior” – 73, of Debert, and formerly of Five Islands passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was the eldest son of the late Royal and Gleneida (Davis) Lewis. He enjoyed country & western music and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Peniel United Church in Five Islands and was a choir member for many years. He is survived by his wife, Leora (MacBurnie) (Paul) Lewis; step-daughter, Janelle Oakley (Craig), Calgary; step-sons, Kenneth Paul (Brenda), Bowmanville, Ont.; Scott Paul (Kathy), Springhill; sisters, Linda Henneberry, Lower Sackville; Trudy Eagles, Lower Five Islands; brothers, Morton (Noreen), Barry, Arnold, all of Five Islands; Sydney (Bev), Lower Sackville; Allan (Susan), Masstown; 8 step grandchildren; 3 great step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Carolyn MacBurnie and Murdelle Lewis. Funeral service was held May 21, 2009 in Peniel United Church, Five Islands, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Bass River Medical Centre or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

HENDERSON
, Elizabeth Florence, 81, Truro, passed away peacefully May 18, 2009 at her home. She was a daughter of the late Fraser and Adelaide (Geldart) Fisher. Betty made many friends over the years with whom she always stayed in touch. She had a great love for family and friends and had many happy gatherings at her home. Elizabeth was also a past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 26 of Truro. She is survived by daughters, Kelly, Toronto, Georgie (Glen) Miller, Edmonton, AB; sons, Tony (Ardyce), Calgary, AB., Joel (Jane), Truro, Charles (Yvonne), Sharon, Ont; sisters, Sylvia Barnhill, Truro, Carole (Ernie) Jakal, Calgary AB; brothers, Albert and John, both of Truro, Jerry (Marina), Masstown, Arthur (Vera), Debert; grandchildren, Jesse, Luke, Sarah, Joel, Laura, Alexandria, Matthew and Jack; great-grandson, William. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, George Lawson Henderson; daughter, Paulette Cowan; sister, Shirley; brothers, Paul and Donald. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 23 at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Greg Porter officiating. Interment in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Truro Food Bank. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com

GILBERT, BRADFORD A. – 70, of Oakwood, Ont., and formerly of Lakelands, Cumberland Co. passed away suddenly on Monday, May 18, 2009 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lakelands, he was a son of Ethel (Gilbert) Gilbert, Lakelands and the late J. Maxwell Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Jean White; daughters, Donna Gardiner (Darren), Lindsay, Ont.; Crystal Long (Andy), Woodville, Ont.; Paula Nevers (Mike Kinnear), Coldwater, Ont.; sons, James Maxwell, Oakwood, Ont.; Brent, Lindsay, Ont.; sisters, Audrey Heward (Lorne), North Bay, Ont.; Carolyn O’Hearn (Fred), Five Islands; Diane Gilbert, Toronto; Barbara Gilbert, Parrsboro; Bernice Fulton (Earl), Parrsboro; Jo Anne Gilbert, Kamloops, B.C.; Cheryl Johnson (Mike), Lakelands; a brother, Ronald (Louise), Lakelands; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held May 21, 2009 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro with Rev. Greg Doyle officiating. Burial will take place in Ontario at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LORETTE, Roy E. – 82, of Rockingham, and formerly of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Shubenacadie, he was a son of the late Frederick and Emelda (Babineau) Lorette. At the age of 18, Roy joined the army in 1945. Following the war, he reenlisted in the navy in 1948 where he served until 1974. Following his military career, he was employed with the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax for more than 10 years. He was a 4th Degree Knight’s of Columbus member and was an active legion member, most recently with Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro. He is survived by sisters, Freda Adams, Five Islands; Joyce Myers, Lower Sackville; Lorena Parsons (Leon), Parrsboro; brother, Fred (Jackie), Stewiacke; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Lester and Joseph in infancy, Valerie, Bill. Funeral service was held May 22, 2009 at Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, with Father David MacDonald officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Brigid’s Catholic Church or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

 


 

May 2009
 

VANCE, Shirley Eileen “Mom” - Bible Hill, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, with her family at her side. Born on Harmony Road, July 12, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ida (McCallum) Taylor. She leaves behind to mourn her husband, Keith; daughter, Wanda Parker (Wally), North River; son, Keith Jr. (Brenda Burke), Louisburg, NS; grandchildren, Stephanie Miller, Amanda and Wally Jr. Parker, Austin Blaauendraat-Wheeler, Justin Greencorn, Zackery Vance; great-grandchildren, Summer and Taylor Hunsley, Nicholas Miller-Jobb; brothers, Howard Taylor (Janet), London ON.; Frank Taylor (Mae), Brookfield, NS; Hugh Taylor (Loretta), Valley, NS; sister, Ruth Totten (Ted), Debert, NS; special friend, Vera Collier, Bible Hill; many nieces, nephews and many people who she was “Mom” to. She was predeceased by her daughter, Heather in infancy; sisters, Margaret and Jean. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held 2 pm Tuesday, March 24th, all in Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Betty Darbu officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Watson Cemetery, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RANKOUSSY, Betty (MacPhee) - 89, Central Onslow, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born October 28, 1919 in Bourkes, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Ole and Gudrun Carlson. Betty and her second husband, Joseph “Joe”, owned and operated Joe’s Restaurant on Waddell Street for many years. The last surviving member of her immediate family, Betty is survived by her son, Kenneth C. “Ken” (Judith) MacPhee, Lower Sackville; daughters, Carol MacPhee, Central Onslow; Sharon MacPhee, Truro; grandchildren, Gregory MacPhee, Kimberly Theodis, David and Cindy Landry, Lorraine Crowe, Connie Martin, Matthew and Marla MacPhee and Tara Burke; 14 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Cecil Kenneth MacPhee; second husband, Joseph Rankoussy; sons, Mark Reuben Francis and Brian Walter MacPhee; grandchildren, Wendy and Dale Landry; sister, May Neilsen; brothers, Clifford and Olef Carlson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held 2 pm Monday, March 30, 2009, Reverend Lori Ramsey officiated. Spring interment will be held in Saint Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Centre Rawdon. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
LANGILLE, Marjorie Gladys, Truro died peacefully in her 98th year at home on March 30, 2009 in the arms of one of her beloved caregivers, Betty Snow. She was born and raised on the family farm on Church Street, Port Williams and following her marriage to Frederick H. Langille resided in Halifax and later in Truro. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Frederick; her brother, Robie Kidston (Edith); her parents, Owen Kidston and Evangeline (Boyle) Kidston. She is survived by her children, Patricia Newcombe (John), Donald Langille (Cheryl) and Kenneth Langille (Isabel); her nephews, Earl, Robert and Neil Kidston and niece, Margaret Brown; eight grandchildren, Ian Newcombe, Scott Newcombe, Bruce Newcombe, Lesley Bauer, Amy Davis, Janet Charlton, Robert Langille and David Langille; eight great grandchildren. Marjorie was an active member of the First United Church, Truro. She spent most of her summers at her cottage at Spencer’s Point, Colchester County and many enjoyable winters in their home in Florida. Funeral service was held on April 4 with Mr. Leland H. MacLean D.L.M. from First United Church officiating. Spring interment in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Donations in her memory may be made to the First United Church, Truro or a charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com


JOHNSTONE, Claraissa “Clara” - 91, Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche, formerly of Truro and Kemptown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the lodge. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late John George and Emma Jean (Kendall) Tutty. She is survived by daughters, Annetta Rushton, Kemptown; Ardith (Dale) Lambourne, Masstown; Joyce (Neil) Reid, and Marjorie (Irving) Murray, Bible Hill; Pearl and Janet (Wayne MacMeekin), Truro; sons, David (Carol), Salmon River; William (Lynn), Valley; sister, Sarah MacDonald, Truro; step-sister, Joan, Ontario; grandchildren, Brad (Marlyn), Alton (Lynn), Annette (John), Angie (Craig), Patty (Rob), Adam, Patricia, Mike (Margo), Kim (John), David Carl, Stacy (Mark); 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Vernon; son, Robert; step-daughter, Betty; sisters, Joyce, Dolly; brothers, John, Leslie, Stanley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held 2pm Saturday, April 4, 2009, Reverend Fred Whittier officiated. Spring interment will be held in Watson Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CORBETT, Margaret J. – 79, of Five Islands, Colchester County passed away Friday, April 3, 2009 at Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mabel (Lewis) Phinney. She is survived by daughters, Linda Corbett (Jack D’Elia), Parrsboro; Margie Corbett (Scott McCallum), Five Islands; sons, James Hodges, Saint John; Allison Corbett, Parrsboro; Jamie Corbett (Angela), Five Islands; sisters, Clara Roberts, Parrsboro; Gloria Keating, Parrsboro; Evelyn Shaw, Truro; Gwen Henderson (Mike), Parrsboro; June McPhee (Johnson), Parrsboro; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Frank; sisters, Josephine; Dorothy, Hope, Evangeline, Eva. A memorial service was held April 9, 2009 in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McINTYRE, William Cecil “Bill” – 94, Truro, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born August 24, 1914 in Devon, New Brunswick, he was a son of the late John and Kathleen (Gillard) McIntyre. Along with both his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Helen (Neiley) in October 2008; son, Ralph; brothers, Jackie, Harold, Ralph; sister, Mrs. Lu (Marion) Stohl. He is survived by his sons, John (Karen), Bear Island, New Brunswick; Charles, Truro; daughter, Rhonda (Stephen) Grandy, Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Colleen Grandy (Jeff Wolosewich), Whitehorse, Yukon Territory; Amy McIntyre, Saint John, New Brunswick; Jonathan McIntyre, Truro; great grandson Oscar Wolosewich. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Funeral service was held 2 pm Monday, April 13, 2009 in First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Mr. Leland H. MacLean, DLM, officiating. Spring interment for Bill and Helen will be held in Robie Street Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CROWE, Jane Arlene - 52, of Central Onslow, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 8, 2009, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of Ola (Jeffers) Crowe, Truro and the late Allan Crowe. Besides her mother, she is survived by her partner, Henry Landry; son, Timothy (Sue) and her son Demitri, Truro; sister, Cathy, Eastern Passage; brothers, Tony (Barbara), Fort McMurray, AB; Jamie (Michelle), Truro; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held 11am Saturday, April 11, 2009, Reverend Cory Somers officiated. Spring interment will be held in Terrace Hill Cemetery. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

COOK, Chester Lewis – 75, Economy, passed away April 11, 2009 at the QEII, Halifax. Born at The Falls, he was a son of the late Lewis and Elsie Cook. Chester was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, joining in 1954. Chester is survived by his wife, Doreen (VanBuskirk); daughters, Debbie (Danny) Beaulieu, Darlene (Dennis) MacLean, both of Red Deer, Alberta; grandchildren, Travis MacLean and Erin Beaulieu; step-sons, Tony (Marie Redmond) Hingley, Beaverbrook, Timothy (Andrea) Hingley, Lornvale; step-grandchildren, Trinida, Delpheane, Immanuel, Rayevan and Merrick Hingley; brothers, Raymond (Peg), Charles (Rita), Lawson (Sharon), Foster (Helen), James (Blanche), Kenneth (Karen); sisters, Gladys (Rod) Fraser, Myrtle Ryalls; several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his first wife, Earla (Cunningham); son, Bobby; grandson, Jordan Beaulieu; sister, Isabel Loughead. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com

MACDOUGALL, Anne Fredia Lynn, Truro passed away on Monday, April 13, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Elmsvale in 1930 she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Jessie (MacKinnon) Murray. Anne was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Anne spent many years living and working in Edmonton Alberta. Surviving are her children: daughters, Valerie (Reg) Conrod, New Glasgow, Hazel (Terry) Mace, Edmonton, Alberta; sons, Alexander (Vicki), Hamilton. Ont., Daniel (Susan), Truro, Ross (Kelley), Chillwack, B.C., Wayne, Edmonton, Alberta; grandchildren, David (Tasha), Truro, Dwayne (Leanne), Toronto, Terry (Lynn), Tracy (Chris), Natashia, all of Edmonton, Alberta, JoAnn (Mike), Stewiacke, Daniel (Nancy), Princeport, Barbara (Mark), Debert, Tammy (Corey), Jim (Tasha), both of Edmonton, Alberta, Danny, Toronto, James (Ashley), Tristan (Stephanie), both of Chilliwack, B.C. Anne is also survived by 19 great grandchildren who were her special angels as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend of 45 years Alexander (Sandy) Lloyd MacDougall; brothers David, Raymond and Stanley Murray; sisters, Louise Murray, Virginia Van Vliet. Funeral services was held Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Lori Ramsey officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery, Gairlock, Pictou County at a later date. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory can be made to the Diabetes Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Cancer Society, the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

DELANEY, Aubrey Patrick – 79, Onslow Mountain, passed away peacefully Monday, April 13, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born September 26, 1929 in Truro, he was a son of the late Roderick and Annie (Smith) Delaney. Aubrey is survived by his brothers, Charles and Lorrain, Onslow Mountain; sisters, Joyce (Arnett) Marchbank, Debert; Theresa Glass, Onslow Mountain; nieces, Sherri (Donald) Smith, Debert; Vimy (Duncan) Glass, Truro; Annie (Kim) Langille, Tatamagouche; nephews, Arnett (Denise) Marchbank, Victoria, British Columbia; Thomas Marchbank, Truro; Charles Marchbank, Tatamagouche; many cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Roland Fraser Delaney; brother-in-law, Brian Glass. Aubrey’s wishes for a quiet graveside service will be honoured 2 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2009 at Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. All are welcome to attend.Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. The full obituary can be viewed and private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SPENCER, William Ernest (WO Retired) (Bill), 74, Truro, passed away surrounded by song and his loving family on Tuesday, April 14 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Bill was born on June 13, 1934 at Edam, Saskatchewan and was the son of the late Sterling and Kathleen (Nelson) Spencer. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jenny (nee O’Connor); daughters Sandy (Doug) Graves and Patricia (Jim) Yorke; daughter-in-law Duane Spencer-Lowe; grandchildren Christopher, Samantha, Celia, Mark, Nicole, Chrissy, Jim, Amanda, Liam and Michael; brothers Jack, Stewart (Corinne), Ralph and sister Linda (Lorne) Hyde. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Lloyd; sister Lenore; and son Timothy William. Bill served 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. On retirement from the forces, Bill became the Executive Director of the Colchester Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association in Truro, and then was the founding Executive Director of the Cobequid Neighbourhood Work Activity Program (FutureWorx). He was a member of the Truro Kiwanis Club for many years. In recent years, he and Jenny enjoyed spending their summers with their daughter Trish, her family and their many friends at Hidden Hilltop Family Campground where Bill took pride in being known as “Whipper Willy”. Funeral was held in Immaculate Conception Church on Friday, April 17, with Rev. Father Joseph Thomas officiating. On-line condolences may be made at www.colchestercommunity.com 

LORRAINE, Lloyd - 84, Truro, passed away April 16, 2009 in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Onslow, June 22, 1924, he was the son of the late Purley and Clara (Graham) Lorraine. Lloyd was a gentleman who was proud of his family and had a quiet, beautiful heart and personality. Lloyd is survived by his sister, Annie Mary Haughn, Halifax; brother-in-law, Charles Reid Hill; sisters-in-law, Margaret Lorraine, Shirley Lorraine; numerous nieces and nephews and special grand nephews, Grant and Ross Van Zeumeren. He was predeceased by sisters, Florence Nightingale Johnson, Leta Gertrude Hill; brothers, Hector Murray, James Alexander, Laurie Wilfred, Edward Francis; brothers-in-law, Lester Irving (Florence) Johnson, Quentin (Annie) Haughn; and wonderful travelling companion, Dr. Ross Main with whom he travelled the world. The family would like to thank the following people for their compassion and kindness on Lloyd’s behalf – Margie Johnson, Shelia Richards, Rev. Gerald Kerr, Ruth Barnhill and staff at Karlaine Place Ltd., Truro, and the Medical Day Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. In keeping with Lloyd’s wishes cremation has taken place; no service by request. Committal will be in Onslow Island Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the Onslow Island Cemetery through Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with whom arrangements have been entrusted. On-line condolences may be made at: www.colchestercommunity.com
 


 

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