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February 2016

MORRIS, Truman Nolan – Peacefully on Tuesday December 22, 2015 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in his 77th year. Truman is predeceased by his partner Donna Lent and his daughter Donna Marie Morris and is survived by his son Ronald Morris and his grandson Lyric Morris, his cousins Betty and Don and his Aunt Flo. Truman had a great passion for all cars; including racing cars in earlier years. He will be deeply missed by his family, and his coffee and card buddies. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in emergency and on 4F Palliative Care for the compassion and care given to Truman and his family. Truman’s wishes were cremation and a private interment at a later date at birth place Bass River, Nova Scotia. Memorial donations to Oshawa General Hospital Foundation (Lakeridge Health Oshawa Foundation) would be greatly appreciated and can be made by visiting Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa or along with condolences online at  www.armstrongfuneralhome.net

MCLELLAN, Joyce Lorraine – 68, Truro Heights, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday morning, December 16, 2015, at home. Born in Cornwall, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Jeannette (Wylie) Chester. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, J. Paul McLellan; sons, Richard McLellan, Pugwash; Jason (Donna) McLellan, Debert; granddaughters, Destiny and Trinity McLellan, Debert; sister, Isobel Woods, Whitby, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Isobel Chester, Lions Bay, British Columbia; Florence Chester, Ottawa; Lillian Chester, Truro; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Inez McLellan, Truro. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald, James, David. Special thanks are extended to Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and VON for their care and support. Funeral service was held December 19, 2015, at Truro Heights United Baptist Church, 343 Truro Heights Road, Reverend Greg Porter and Reverend Connie Stewart officiated. Interment was in Truro Heights Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FAULKNER, Robert Allan "Bobby" - 59 of Bass River, passed away December 21, 2015 at home with family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Ruthene, as well as brother, Donald. Robert was a very kind person with a big heart and would do anything for anyone. He was a truck driver-owner for many years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Katharine (Cameron); daughter Karen, Yellowknife, NT; son, Matthew (Amanda), Bass River; granddaughter Raine, Yellowknife, NT; in-laws, Ernie and Joyce Cameron, Bass River; brothers, Kenneth (Sandra) Hart Lake‎, Chesley (Nora), Bass River, Arthur, Truro, Roddy (Margaret), Bass River;  sister, Marlene Harvey, Woodstock, Ont; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Funeral Service was held on December 27, at 1pm in Riverside United Church, Bass River, with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison ‎officiating. Reception followed in MacFarlane Hall. Donations in Bobby's memory may be made to Riverside United Church Cemetery Fund, or the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MACGILLIVARY, Irene M. – 65, of Spencer’s Island passed away Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC), Truro. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Edith (Wasson) Berry. She was a founding member of the Advocate School Hot Lunch Program and a continued supporter throughout the years. She was a member of the Advocate and District Home and School Association, the Spencer’s Island Community Hall Association, the Advocate District Volunteer Firemen Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Advocate Baptist Church and the Bayview Memorial Health Foundation. She is survived by her husband, Edgar; daughter, Angela MacGillivary (Kevin Swan), Enfield; sons, Dwayne (Kim), and their children, Jordan and Jenna, Spencer’s Island; Matthew (Joanna) and their children, Mahayla and Isaac, Great Village; daughter, Sandra Benjamin (Barton), and their children, Courtney and Curtis, Spencer’s Island; brothers, Ronald (Sharon), Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.; Robert (Marchel Strong), East Advocate; sisters-in-law, Brenda McLellan (William), Diligent River; Gloria Lewis, Lower Five Islands; Marlene Rector (Sherrard), Hopewell Cape, N.B.; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents-in-law, Lawrence and Melba MacGillivary; sister-in-law, Audrey (Stronge); brother-in-law, Richard Lewis. Funeral service was held December 23, 2015, Rev. Dr. Phyllis Nesbitt officiating. Burial in the Allenville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Spencer’s Island Union Church. A special thank you to Dr. Courtney Smith and the nurses of CEHHC Palliative Care Team for their compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ADAMS (Purdy, nee McLean), Frances Emeline - 87, Emeline was the only child of John R. McLean, well-known baker, and Marie (Creelman) of Truro. An active, gregarious mother of six, her children, their spouses, 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren will long honour her for her example of unfailing hospitality and enthusiastic interest in their lives. Emeline was a busy member of the First United Church, Unit N, a needle pointer with Marigold Guild and avid bridge player with a group of friends for over fifty years. She was predeceased by her first husband, Burton Purdy. Later, Emeline married Russell Adams of Masstown. Her family grew with the addition of his five children, Garnie, Donald, Debbie, Pam, Andre and their spouses and children. After Russell died in 1998, she enjoyed the companionship of Vince Stewart of Amherst (d. 2013). In September 2015, she moved to Vimy Court, Bible Hill. She enjoyed the friendly staff and many visits from her friends and children, particularly morning coffees with Anthony and Diesel. She is survived by her children: Paige Moore (David), Sandra Carter (George), Dalton Purdy (Dawn), Harold Purdy (Margie), Ian Purdy (Emily), Anthony Purdy (Wendy). Her grandchildren: Jennifer, Bruce and Sarah, Amanda and Geoff, Matthew and Martha, Morgan and Lauren, Ceilidh, Shay and Skye, Brandon, Conor, Jessica and Garrett, and their spouses. Extended family and many generations of friends will all have stories to share of this amazing woman’s impact on their lives. Funeral service was held December 31 in First United Church, Prince St, Truro with Rev. Valerie Kingsbury officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to First United Church, Truro or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences and donations may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROSS, Abbie B. – Age 69, of Two Islands and formerly of Leamington passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her beloved Two Islands with the love her life, Brad Ross at her side, with whom she just celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in October. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Frances Parsons, Parrsboro and the late Harry Parsons. Abbie was an avid rug hooker, a member of the WestCumb Amateur and Old Timers Radio Clubs. Her call sign was VE1BFB. She worked at All Saints Hospital for 32 years, retiring as manager of environmental services (laundry and housekeeping departments). Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Brad; a son, Gerry (Stephanie), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Nicole Ross, Ryan Ross, both of Dartmouth; sisters, Carolyn Reashore (Hyland ‘Bud’), Toronto; June Wagstaff (Neale), Port Greville;  several nieces and nephews; special uncle, Robert Noiles, Springhill; sisters in law, Marjorie Slack (Billy Mills), Leamington; Debbie Ross (Ralph Adams), Southampton; Susan Parsons, Lower Sackville. She was predeceased by a brother, Gary. Funeral service was held December 29, 2015 at the Parrsboro Baptist Church, Rev. Emmanuel Mutale officiating. Burial in the Leamington Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Leamington Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE, David A. – 59, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at home. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of Vivian (Taylor) Yorke, Truro and the late Joseph Yorke. David was a licensed mechanic and was owner of Yorke’s Garage and Auto Salvage. He was a member of the Parrsboro Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Marlene Patterson; a daughter, Martina Yorke, Parrsboro; a son, Dan (Jennifer Gautreau), Amherst; a sister, Heather Yorke-Nicks, Truro; a brother, William, Halifax; grandchildren, Cara and Casey Yorke; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by an infant son, Adam; a brother, Brian. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in David’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DUGUAY, Vivian A. – 79, of Ward’s Brook passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Ward’s Brook, she was a daughter of the late Perry and Marie (Allen) Dowe. She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Gero (Alonzo), Amherst; sons , Bernard ‘Jr.’ (Carrie), Mount Forest, Ont.; Dwayne (Stephanie), Acton, Ont.; former daughter in law, Shawn Williams, Amherst; sisters, Leona Dowe, Wards Brook; Ruby Crossman (Culton), Halifax; Marion Legere, Parrsboro; Althea Legere (Pat), Enfield; Faye George (Willie), Helen George (Johnny), all of Acton, Ont.; brothers, Allan (Judy Wheaton), Wards Brook; Kenny (Carol), Diligent River; 5 grandchildren, Christine, Michelle, Melissa, Erika, Ryan; 6 great grandchildren, Cassidy and Parker; Mya and Hayden; Carter and Colton; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard in 2004; brothers, Sterling, Bill, Isaac, Perry. Funeral was held December 30, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or the Cumberland Regional Health Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WILLIGAR, M. Genevieve "Jenny" – Age 84, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Joggins, she was a daughter of the late George and Mable (Comeau) Van Snick. She is survived by sisters, Joan Burbine, Sackville, N.B.; Catherine McKenzie (Philip), Lower Sackville; Rose Marie Cormier (Ron), Amherst; Grace Anne Vance, Joggins; brothers, Louis, Lower Maccan; Howard (Doris), Amherst; Roger (Violet), Joggins; Robert, Shediac, N.B.; Peter, Amherst; Edward "Buddy" Cormier, Amherst; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Keith in 2005; brothers, Kenneth and George "Sonny". Funeral service was held January 5, 2016 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Archdeacon Glenn Eason officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. George’s Anglican Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, Ruby M. – Age 93, of Lower Five Islands passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at High Crest Nursing Home, Springhill. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Caroline (Davis) Davis. Ruby moved to Massachusetts with her husband, Walter in 1949 returning after 26 years to Lower Five Islands in 1975. She is survived by a daughter, Carole Lewis (Laurie Roberts), Lower Five Islands; a granddaughter, Jeannine Gallant (Shawn), Amherst; two great-grandsons, Chace and Caidan; half-sister, Greta Lewis, Lower Five Islands; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter O. Lewis in 2000; sisters, Lillian, Wenona, Patricia; brother, Morton. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

WEBSTER, James. W. "Jim" – Age 78, of West Advocate passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Bradford and Bessie (Robinson) Webster. He is survived by his wife, the former Wanda Morris;  his children, Cindy Currie (Laurie) and their children, Jessica, Heidi and Maddison, Spencer’s Island; John (Krista) and their son, Michael, Advocate Harbour; Jean Strong and ‘grand-pup’, Cailey, Diligent River. He was predeceased by a son, Michael; brother, Melza; son-in-law, Gordie; ‘grand-pup’, Josie. There will no funeral service by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate District Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MCCULLY, Lindsay H.C. "Bubby" – Age 72, of Ward’s Brook passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Hector and Isabel (Morris) McCully. Lindsay was a member of The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada. He was employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Highways for 17 years. He touched everyone in his life and will be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially those who knew him as "Bubby". He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Paulette Crossman; daughters, Stephanie Duguay (Dwayne), Acton, Ont., and their children, Erika and Ryan; Veronica Warren (Byron), Port Greville, and their children, B.J. and Nic; Samantha McCrindle (Kevin), Parrsboro, and their children, Tori and Grayson (aka Jason); a son, Lindsay, Jr. (Karen), Advocate Harbour, and their daughter, Chloe; great-grandsons, Carter and Colton, both of Acton, Ont.; sisters, Kathy Bowden (Maurice), Diligent River; Beverly Taylor, Truro; a brother (and best friend), Floyd McCully, Diligent River; sister-in-law, Jeannette McCulley, Diligent River; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Allison; sister-in-law, Ada McCully, brother-in-law, Gerald "Trick" Taylor; nephew, Danny McCully. Funeral service was held January 7, 2016 at the Port Greville Baptist Church, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the River Bank Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program of South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro or to the Black Watch of Canada Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KAY, Doreen M. – Age 72, of Parrsboro. It is with great sadness we regret to announce the sudden passing of Doreen Kay on Monday, January 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro, where she has resided since July of 2015. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Rhoda (Phinney) Blenkhorn. Doreen was a long serving member of the local Lioness Club and later a member of the Parrsboro Lions Club. Doreen was a dedicated volunteer, for many years organizing the Old Home Week Queen Pageant. She was a familiar face at the Lions Arena Canteen during hockey tournaments and other arena events. As well, she was well known for working the "outside canteen" during Old Home Week. A special thank you to all of the staff at South Cumberland Community Care Centre for their patience and love during her stay there. Also, to Dr. Dan Milner for his gentle, caring manner that he shared with her family. She leaves behind her devoted and loving husband of 49 years, Merton; her daughter, Treena Grace (Shawn), Antigonish; her son, Joe (Pam), Shubenacadie; grandchildren, Andrew, Nicole, Mitchell, Kendal and Landen;  sisters, Dorothy, Carole, Jacque,  Shane, Linda, Theresa, Rosie; brothers, Richard, Stanford, Rory; her friend and aunt, Marg Winters;  numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. A gathering of her friends and family was held January 7, 2016 at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CHISHOLM, Ethel Sarah – 97 of Little Dyke, passed away on Saturday, January 9th, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Neil and Mary Jane MacNeil (Sommers), Antigonish. Loving mother of Evelyn, Dartmouth, Leone (Larry Cox), Little Dyke, Donald (Angela Baker), Dartmouth, Claire (Richard Huston), British Columbia, Gerry (Linda MacKinnon), Truro, Peter (Debbie) Calgary, Alberta, Betty, Timberlea; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; daughter in law, Susan, Pembroke, Ontario; sisters, Sr. Harriet MacNeil, CND, Sydney, Irene (Bill Armstrong) , Ontario. Ethel was predeceased by her husband, John; sons, Jamie and Jack. A Funeral Mass was held January 12th in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, with Fr. Jim O’Connor, celebrant. Interment will take place in Saint Ninian’s Cemetery, Antigonish. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MCDORMAN, Marion Grace – 80, Debert, N.S., passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Belmont, N.S. on January 25, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Nellie (Otterson) McDorman. In 1957, Marion enlisted in the Canadian Army as a Medic. Her Military career lasted 26 years with numerous postings on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In Europe, she was stationed in France, Germany and served with the U.N. in Egypt. In Canada, she served in the following Military Bases and Stations: Ottawa, Fort Churchill, Shilo, Kingston, Shelburne, Greenwood, Cornwallis and CFS Debert where she retired in 1984, having attained the rank of Sergeant. She also enjoyed playing and watching sports, curling and softball was her favorite. Marion was very fond of animals, especially German Shepherd Dogs. She was an Agent with the SPCA for a number of years. Surviving are her brother, George and sister, Myrtle (David) Giffin. Funeral service was held January 12 in Debert United Church, Plains Road, Debert, with Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. Burial at a later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Donations may be made to the SPCA or Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. The family wishes to give a special thanks to the nurses on the third floor, D Wing at the C.E.H.H.C. Arrangements are under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BRAYLEY, Thelma R. – Age 89, of New Canaan. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Canaan, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Gladys (Skidmore) Gilbert. Thelma was a long serving member of the United Church and taught Sunday School in the New Canaan Church for many years. A graduate of Normal College in Truro, she taught school in various rural schools of the area for 26 years. She was a correspondent for ‘The Citizen’ for more than 25 years, before moving to Amherst in 2010. The family would like to thank the V.O.N., home care workers and nurses of the surgical floor and palliative care for their personal and professional care, many with whom she became good friends. She will be missed by her daughter, Deborah Chapman (Neil), Tidnish; her son, Lyle (Betty), Nappan; grandchildren, Kimberley and Dale Chapman (Norma); Chris Brayley (Barb), Marney LeBlanc (Mark); great grandchildren, Sammi-Jo (Brad), Jordan, Ashley, Sophie and Gracie Chapman; Kiera Brayley; a sister, Queenie Adams, Dartmouth; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralston in 2007; sisters, Verna and Marjorie; a brother, Clayton. Funeral service was held January 13, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Rev. Elizabeth Davies officiating. Burial in the New Canaan Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the New Canaan Cemetery or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, Charles Russell - The peaceful passing of Charles Russell Lewis occurred at his home in Bass River on Sunday evening, January 10, 2016, surrounded by love. Born in Lunenburg, he was the son of Penrose Fitzgerald (Gerald) Lewis and Flora Elizabeth Pike. Charles is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Judy (Gilbert) Lewis, his son, Gilbert and wife Sheila Droesbeck-Lewis, Dartmouth, daughter Joanne (Darrin) Fletcher, Economy and twin granddaughters Jenna and Hannah Lewis. Also surviving are sisters Elizabeth Miller and Jean McCarvill, both of Lunenburg, and brother William (Bill) Lewis of Truro. He was a beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by siblings Borden, John, Mildred Weatherby, Vantine Annis, Jerry and George.Funeral service was held Friday, January 15, 2016, in Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend John Parsons officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SCOTT, David James  28, Debert, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016, at his home in Grande Prairie, Alberta, where he has resided since 2013. Born in Truro, he was a son of Kevin and Sylvia (Seaman) Scott, Debert. David attended Debert Elementary School, Onslow Junior High and graduated from Cobequid Educational Centre in 2006. Along with his parents, he is survived by his brother, John (Lori) Scott, Valley. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Lucy (Gamble) Seaman; paternal grandparents, Shep and Helen (Gamble) Scott. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where David’s family received friends on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

NEVES, E. Geraldine – Age 78, of Advocate Harbour passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro with her husband, Harold by her side. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Alston and Beryl (Gray) Barkhouse. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harold Neves; sons, Greg (Iris), Springhill; Edward (Gina), Advocate Harbour; grandsons, Sasha, Anthony, David; a great grandson, Myles; brothers, Eugene and Sherman (Kathleen), all of Halifax; Ronald, Amherst; Kenneth (Faye), Country Harbour; several nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered by her life friend, Gail Morris, Advocate Harbour. She was predeceased by sisters, Melba and Eunice; a brother, Vernon. Funeral service was held January 15, 2016 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Marlene Quinn officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


January 2016

ANTHONY,Joan Marie - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, just short of her 93rd birthday. Born in Halifax on January 3, 1923, she was a daughter of Jeanette and John (Jack) MacDonald, of Kentville. She was predeceased by husband, Frederick Edson "Ed"; daughter, Judy (Woodley); sisters, Jeanette Christie, Joyce, who died in infancy; granddaughter, Rachel Curry; son-in-law, John Lightfoot. She is survived by her son, Fred; daughters, Joyce (Lightfoot), Jayne (Curry), Joanie Anthony; sons-in-law, Michael, Reed and Clary; eight grandchildren, Cale, Caitlan, Anna, Jenny, Maggie, Matthew, David, Dan.; six great grandchildren. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 21, 2015, at St Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 1288 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Father Patrick Cosgrove officiated. Interment was held in Brookside Cemetery, Bedford. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MACQUARRIE, Eoin Preston – 69, Lower Onslow, formerly of Pugwash, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Ross) MacQuarrie. Eoin is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Aitchison); daughter, Alisha (Shawn) Putnam; son, Fraser (Melissa); brother, Roy; grandchildren, Aiden, Shae-Lynn, Robin, Elizabeth, Johnathan, Jack. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Fraser and Donald. A family graveside service was held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WILLIAMS, Lorne "Paul" – 68, Bass River passed away November 26, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro.  Born February 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Walter and Henrietta (Carde) Williams.  He is survived by wife, Betty Neal; sons, Michael, David,  Jamie all of Oshawa, Ont.; stepson, Mark Neal, Toronto, Ont.; brothers, James, Barrie, Ont., Stanley (Ollie), Amherst, Alfred (Jean), Dalhousie, NB; sisters, Patricia Cottendon, Amherst, Elizabeth McInnis, New Minas, Pauline (John) May, Truro; several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Roy, Robert, Cecil, David, John; sister, Ruth; brothers-in-law, Ronald Cottondon, Ernest McInnis; sisters-in-law, Nellie Williams, Gladys Williams, Audrey Williams, Elta Williams.  Cremation has taken place with no visitation by family request.  A memorial service was held December 2nd, 2015 at 2pm in Riverside United Church, Bass River, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HAZEL, Dianne C. – Age 71, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Spicer and Mae (Stronge) Hazel. She is survived by her friend, Donna Higgins, Parrsboro; daughters, Linda, Como, B.C.; Glenda, Parrsboro; Angel Sears (Todd Howatt), Amherst; sisters, Lois Allen, Advocate Harbour; Joyce, Saint John, N.B.; Eugena, Yarmouth; Cheryl Stewart (Angus), Parrsboro; brother, Clifford, Spencer's Island; 5 grandchildren, Brittany, R.J., Jessica, Charles, Valerie, 7 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard "Sonny"; brothers, Glen, Bob and Rupert. Funeral service was held November 28, 2015 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Rev. Henry Devito officiating. Burial followed in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

SOLEY, Nettie Alberta - 72, Economy, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her husband, David, on Saturday, November 28, 2015.  Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Marian (Brown) Scott. She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Cathy Hubley (Kevin), Hubley; son, Kenneth, Milford; sisters, Shirley and Carolyn; brothers, Carl, Ross and Dennis; grandchildren, Daniel, and Kendell. Graveside service and interment was held Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Economy Cemetery, Economy, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

KILLEN, Gary Allan – 71, Debert, passed away peacefully, with his loving family present, on Sunday, November 29, 2015, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Elderbank, he was a son of the late Murray and Ada (Rhind) Killen. Gary is survived by his wife of 49 years, A. Colleen (Livingston); children, Gary, Andrew, David (Crystal), Cindy (Tom), Holly; grandchildren, Bethany, Matthew (Sheena), Graham, Jason, Rieley, Gyanna, Michael, Anthony; great granddaughter, Madison; sister, Patricia (John) Miller; brothers, Alden (Shirley), Charles (Elizabeth); brother-in-law, Roger (Joan) MacDonell; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Ethel MacDonell; brother, Douglas in infancy. Liturgy of the Word was held Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

VANCAMPEN, Joan Marie – age 74, Lower Onslow, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 2, 2015 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Stewiacke, she was the daughter of the late Ken and Greta (Whidden) Andrews.  Joan loved her work with the seniors at Hillcrest Manor.  She also enjoyed Bingo, watching movies and being with her cats.  She is survived by her husband, Cornelis "Kees"; daughter, Laura (Ronnie George) Wright; sons, Ricky Wright, Lonnie (Christine) Wright, Derek Wright, Dana (Jennifer) Wright; stepchildren, Chris (Mar Richards) vanCampen, George vanCampen, Matilda (John) Umlah; sisters, Anne (Charles) Jewers, Christine (Wayne) Johnson; brother, Glenn (Shirley) Christensen; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Jack Roode, Everett Dickie.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Kenny; sisters, Bea, Shirley, Barb and Joyce; brothers, Wayne, Max; stepfather, John Christensen. Interment took place December 7 in Clarke Cemetery, Lower Onslow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clarke Cemetery, Lower Onslow.  On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

STRUTZ, David  85, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Samburg, Saskatchewan, he was a son of the late Samuel and Sophie (Kossowan) Strutz. David is survived by his wife, Olive (McLellan); daughters, Sandra Strutz (Michael Wistard), Joyce (Blair) Murray; son, David Brian (Darlene) Strutz; grandchildren, Sandi Ashley, Christopher, Lorie, Troy; great grandchildren, Zoie, Sam, Max; sisters, Mary (Russell) Bowerman, Cecelia (George) Summerville; brother, Joseph (Ruth) Strutz. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John (Carolyn) Strutz. Honouring David’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

DUJAY, Ralph Burgess, 89, of Truro, passed away peacefully at The Mira on December 11, 2015 with his family by his side. Born in Springhill, NS, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Melanson) Dujay. He was predeceased by his wife, Leta Kathleen Dujay in 2011. He is survived by daughters, Joanne Brown (Doug) and Shelley Dujay (John MacLellan); 9 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family and tinkering around with his 1952 Willy's Jeep. No visitation or service by request. Arrangements under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Interment in Robie Street Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's  Society of N.S. or Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.S.  On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

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