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August 2014

CHRISTIE, Janice Mary (nee McCully) - 62, Mississauga, ON, formerly of Truro, NS passed away May 24, 2014. Born January 10, 1952 as the eldest daughter of Grace (Scott) McCully and the later Robert B. McCully, East Mines, Colchester County. She is survived by Jim Cchristie, her husband of 41 years and twin sons, Donald Scott, Toronto and James Robert, Mississauga and sister, Sharon (Gary) Croft, Valley. Cremation has taken place. A private interment service was held on July 13, 2014 in Soley Village Cemetery, Glenholme.

WYLLIE, Gail Marie – Truro. It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Gail Marie Wyllie, of Truro. Gail was born in Truro to the late Max and Betty (Hendsbee) Wyllie on May 31, 1953. Gail retired in 2002 from Forest Safety Society of Nova Scotia due to a major stroke. Her recovery was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her, also her continued zest for life. Gail was a selfless person always concerned for others. Gail is survived by her daughter Danielle Geddes  of Lloydminster Saskatchewan; grandson Aaron Campbell (Her main Man) Truro; special granddaughter Kassy Faulkner of Lloydminster Saskatchewan; loving sisters Liz (Lawrence) Jobb of Truro and Margie Clarke (Jeff deceased March 9, 2014) of Ottawa; also many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Gail’s life was held at the Truro Fire Hall on Monday, July 14, 2014. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com  

MURRAY, Alonzo Lester "Lonnie"  80, Truro, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, at Vimy Court Shannex. Born September 1, 1933, in Middleboro, Cumberland County, he was a son of the late Lester and Blanche (Henderson) Murray. Lonnie served with the Truro Police Department for 40 years, from 1956 – 1996, and served the last 22 years as Chief of Police. Lonnie is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Anne Claire (Lockhart); children, Susan (Aubrey) Ryan, Tatamagouche; Belinda (Blaine) Geddes, Truro; Gregory (Cathy) Hart Lake; Joanne Newell, Toronto; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters, Murial Hyson, Truro; Verna (Darrell) McNutt, Wallace Station; Joyce Murray, Pugwash; brother, Laurie (Eva), Enfield; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Moore. Special thanks to Dr. Neil Bower and staff at Vimy Court Shannex for their compassionate care. Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Don Muise officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

King, Jean– 94, Central Onslow. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Jean King, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The passing occurred quietly at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre with her children by her side. Born in Onslow Mountain in 1919, she was a daughter of the late Charlton and Mary (Minnie) Crowe. She is survived by her children, Gloria Smith, Central Onslow; Carman and Louise King, Halifax; grandchildren, Tracy Smith Crosby (Mike), Central Onslow; Kirby Smith, Central Onslow; Melissa King (Jonathon), Harrietsfield; Gavin King, Halifax; great grandchildren, Brianna and Emily Crosby, Central Onslow; Emmett Andrews, Harrietsfield;  several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carl; brothers, sisters, three sisters in infancy; son-in-law, Jamie Smith; great granddaughter, Alyssa Jean Crosby. Funeral service was held Friday, June 27, 2014, in Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment was held in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home , 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

HOBSON, Sheila - 63, Middle Stewiacke passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at home. Born in Hamilton, Ont., she was a daughter of late Elizabeth (Miller) and Thomas Morrison and step-father George Johnson, Greenfield. She was a member of Middle Stewiacke United Church, the UCW and also enjoyed being a 4-H leader for several years. The most important thing in her life was her family. She is survived by her husband Gordon, of 33 years; daughter, Margaret (Reuben), Middle Stewiacke; son, Ross Milligan (Tanya Varga), Iqaluit; grandchildren, Serena and Haley; sisters, Sharon (Jimmy) Burris, Pleasant Valley, Barbara Terry, Debert, Darlene Laird, Tatamagouche; step-sister, Edith (Darrell) Lynds, Belmont; step-brother, Benny (Wendy) Johnson, Kemptown; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Tom, brother-in-law, Walter Terry. A memorial service was held June 30 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. Private family interment in Fisher Creek Cemetery, Green Oaks. On-line condolences and donations by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacKAY, Helen P. – 94, Truro, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Riversdale, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Ella (Maxwell) MacKay. Helen is survived by her daughter, Judy (Wendell) Brown, Truro; sons, Karl (Pat), Slave Lake, Alberta; Alan (Helen), Truro; granddaughter, Nanny’s pride and joy, Kerry Ellen (Dylan), Doylestown, Pennsylvania; grandsons, Michael (Crystal), Onslow; Brent (Karen), Slave Lake, Alberta; Tim (Joanna), Cornwall, Prince Edward Island; Neil (Andrea), Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and "Aunt Honey" to her many nieces and nephews. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by sisters, Jean Plamondon, Dorothy Delaney, Gertrude Carter, Isabel Cameron, Margaret Steinman, Sue Kirkpatrick; brothers, Harold, Lawrence and twins in infancy. Special thanks to the staff of Williams Country Home for Special Care, Hilden, for their kindness, concern and compassionate care of Mother. Honouring Helen’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at a later date in MacLean Cemetery, Riversdale. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ETTINGER, Clarence Earle "Claddie or Clare" - Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Claddie (85), passed away quietly on June 30, 2014 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. An avid sportsman, passionate collector, photographer, gardener, highly competitive card and cribbage player, and dedicated church man, Claddie will be missed by both his family and his wide circle of friends. Claddie is survived by loving wife of 58 years Vivian (ne: Bennett), sons Steve and Jay (Marty), grandsons Kendall MacPhee and Heath Ettinger, the loving mother of his grandchildren Paula MacPhee, sister Valerie Moon, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his infant son Kenneth Matheson, siblings Sadie (Noel) O’Brien, Mary (Carmen) McCully and Roland "Pauss" (Pat) Ettinger, parents Roland and Annie (ne: Matheson), and step-mother Ruth. A Service in Celebration of Clarence Earle was held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, NS, the Rev. Jay Ettinger officiating at 11:00am on July 5, 2014. Cremation has taken place and interment will occur at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HIGGINS, Margaret Rose – age  88, Truro. We regret to announce the sad passing of Margaret Rose Higgins on July 9, 2014 at Vimy Court Nursing Home, Bible Hill. Born in Great Village on July 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Susan Seaman. She is survived by stepdaughter, Sharron (Lloyd) Black; son-in-law, Pierre Landry; sisters, Jean Hart, Airdrie, Alta, Shirley Knibbs, Truro, Mildred (Julian) Scholtz, Camrose, Alta., Dorothy (Colin) Goldrich, Prince George, B.C., Susan (Brent) Garnham, Glenholme; brother, Donald (Gail) Seaman, Hamilton. Ont; grandchildren, Shane, Darren, Tasha; one step grandchild, Christa; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Fraser Brown; second husband, Phillip Higgins; son, Ronald Brown; daughter, Marylyn Landry; grandson, Derrick Brown; sister, Janice McAuley; brothers, Calvin and John Seaman; infant brother Lloyd and infant sister, Inez. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26 Ladies Auxiliary for many years and also a foster parent for many years. A Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Ladies Auxiliary Tribute Service was held on Monday, July 14 at 1:30 pm  followed with the funeral service both  in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro with Rev. Roger Moore officiating. Interment at Bible Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacLACHLAN, Helen I. - Age 95, Great Village, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 7, 2014, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Mom's wish to remain in her own home for her lifetime was fulfilled. She was born on Brackley Point Road, PEI, and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Vinnie (Trowsdale) Prowse. Survived by her daughters, Sandra (Barbara), Jane (Robert) and son, Robin (Lynn); grandchildren, Andrew (Laura) and Annette Heffernan; Amy (Jason) Muis; Matthew (Erin), Michaela, Marilee and Lucas (Mima) MacLachlan; four great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother, Lloyd (Ruth) Prowse, Lively, Ontario, sister-in-law, Donalda Nelson, Truro. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Muir (2003); sister, Eleanor Morrell; brother, Alvin Prowse; son-in-law, Graham Campbell. A service of Celebration was held Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. James United Church, corner of Highway 2 and Great Village Lornevale Road, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McPHEE, Clyde D. - 61, of Saint John, N.B., formerly of Parrsboro, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Myrna (Crowe) McPhee and the late George McPhee. Clyde is profoundly missed by his wife, Beverley (Kendrick) McPhee; his children, Christian (Sherri) of Toronto; Rachel (Stéphane), of Edmonton; Michael (Emma), of Halifax; Grampy’s "Little Miss", his only grandchild, Summer Evangeline; his mother, Myrna (Roy), Amherst; brothers, Gerald (Sarah), Scott (Nancy), all of Parrsboro; nephew, Greg and nieces, Adeline and Emily. He was predeceased by his brother, Roger in infancy. A 35 year veteran of the marine industry, he demonstrated the same steadfast work ethic that he applied to his personal life. Clyde’s devotion to his family extended to his faithful companion ‘Bear’. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Phil Thibodeau officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Reception to follow in St. Brigid’s Hall. Memorial donations may be made to Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation’s ‘The Give 2014’ Campaign or Bobby’s Hospice via Smiths’ Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ACKER, Freda May 92, Truro, passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 14, 2014, at Williams Country Home, Hilden. Born October 4, 1921, in Little Bass River, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Daisy (Fielding) Wilson. Freda is survived by her brothers, Harry (Phyllis) Wilson, Debert; James "Hank" Wilson, Truro; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Marsh, Rosemary Acker; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Alfred (April 2011); sisters, Lillian, Barbara; brother, George. The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care that Freda received from the staff at Williams Country Home, VON and Palliative Care and thank them all for their compassion. Arrangements were entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, July 16, 2014, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiated. Interment was in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacLEAN, Grace Princetta – The family of Grace MacLean are sad to announce her passing in Oshawa, Ont. on July 16, 2014. Born in Apple River, she was a daughter of the late St. Clair and Vivian (Bailey) MacLean. Grace is survived by her children, Lloyd (Mary) Gagnon; Danny (Linda) Gagnon; Claudette Gagnon; Donna Gagnon; Julie (Ken) Freake; David MacLean; grandchildren; nieces and nephews; three brothers, Leroy "Red" (Frances) MacLean; Ron (Sandra) MacLean; Ernest MacLean; an aunt, Marion Marks. Funeral services were held in Bowmanville, Ont. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date in Apple River. Memorial donations may be made to the Apple River Cemetery Fund.

HAMPTON, Mary Julia (Smith), Lower Onslow passed away in the early hours of July 19th in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Eureka, Pictou County on June 3rd, 1930 she was the youngest daughter of the late Perl and Sadie (Hayman) Smith. Mary moved to Stellarton where she met and married the love of her life, Fred. In 1958 they moved to Bible Hill where she became a lifetime member of St. David's UCW and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a Cub leader as well as an active member of St. John's Ambulance. A further move with her family in 1964 saw Mary become a busy member of the Margaret Jean Lacey UCW group and the choir of the Onslow United Church. In 2010 she retired from singing with 66 years as a member of various choirs. Her married life revolved around her husband, Fred and her two boys, Freddy and Stanley and in later years her two grandchildren, Shane and Amanda and their families. Mary is survived by Fred, her husband of nearly 64 years; her sons, Fred Jr. (Diane), Salt Springs, and Stanley (Shirley), Onslow; her grandchildren, Shane (Katy), Pictou, and Amanda (Matt), Lower Sackville; her dearly – loved great grandboys,Will, Finley, Sam and Cooper. She is also survived by her sister, Flo Ives, Stellarton; sister-in-law, Rachel Smith, Sydney Mines; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her dad, Perl Smith; mom, Sadie Chisholm; step-dad, Robert Chisholm; brothers, Clarence, Richard, Stanley and Robert; sister, Patricia; and special niece, Pearl (Ives) MacMillan. Cremation has taken place. A service of Remembrance was held Wednesday, July 23rd in Trinity United Church, Onslow with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Interment will be in Onslow Island Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home where on line condolences may be sent to the website at www.colchestercommunity.com

FLETCHER, Ralph Sheldon – 68 of Valley, Colchester County – It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ralph, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend on July 18, 2014 at home after a fourteen month courageous but brave battle with colon cancer. Ralph is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barb (Lynds); son, Darrin (Joanne), Economy; daughter, Annette (Grant) Sprague, Mount Uniacke; loving grandchildren, Connor, Cal, Wilson, Aliya and Harrison Sprague; sisters, Eva Wallace, Etobicoke, Ontario; Helen (Roy) Collier, Bedford; brothers-in-law, George Linkletter, Lower Five Islands, Joe Rector, Central Onslow, and nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Inez Moore, Hazel Linkletter, Marion Rector; brothers, Everett Fletcher, Lloyd Fletcher; sister-in-law, June Fletcher; brothers-in-law, Charles Moore, Bud Wallace and Frank (Sonny) Smith. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Reverend Donna Lawrence officiated. Interment was held in Baptist Cemetery, Bass River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacKENZIE, Carol Audrey (Phinney) – Age 76, Debert, died peacefully on July 21, 2014, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, surrounded by her family. Born in Lower Five Islands on April 18, 1938, she was a daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Eagles) Phinney. She will be sadly missed by her children, George (Bev), Nancy, Clinton, Harlan (Mary), Lloyd (Shelley); grandchildren, John (Erin), Carolyn, Alicia (David), Jessica, Amanda (Chris), Allanta, Cassandra (Shayne), Nicholas (Lisa), Kaylee (Wesley), Kodey (Marissa), Sharlane, Kyle (Sara), Logan, Karen (Matt), Rachel; great-grandchildren, Liam, Tegan, Eric, Michael, Alexis, Cayne, Cole, Brianna, Merrick, Analise, Abigail, Jayden, Lexis, Landon, Kaylee, Madison. Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Mildred (Adrian) Leblanc, Inez (Ellis) Weir; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband, George Herbert; daughters, Rosemary, Laurianne; brothers, Eldon, Clinton; sisters, Vera Yorke, Doris "Peggy" Yorke. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. A graveside service was held Friday, July 25 in Debert Cemetery, Plains Road, Debert, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS, or a charity of choice. We would like to thank the nurses in Palliative Care for their special care given to Mom during her final days.


July 2014

SMITH, Leida Belle (Urquhart) – 95, Sundre, Alberta, formerly of Great Village, passed away April 18, 2014. A celebration of Leida’s life will be held 12 – 4 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Crispen Bays Mobile Home Park, 7790 King George Blvd., Surrey, British Columbia, with the service bring held from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014. In lieu of flowers, bring family pictures or send to Lorelei B. Smith # 122. (Same address as above.) For further information, please contact: G.L. Smith (403-559-7533) or e-mail: doralee@telus.net

RUSHTON, Pamela Dawn– 45, Portapique, Colchester County, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, surrounded by her family in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Amherst, she was the daughter of Murray and Marilyn (Gould) Siddall. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Harlan Rushton; three loving children, son, Riley (19); daughters, Madison (15), Shelby (13), all at home; brother, Brian Siddall, Southhampton; sister, Brenda Wood (Roy), Parrsboro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Frank and Elsie (Meedrum) Siddall; maternal grandparents, Vincent and Isla (Dobson) Gould. Funeral service was held Monday, May 26, 2014, in Faith Baptist Church, Great Village, Pastor Steve Adams officiated. Interment was held in Portapique Beach Cemetery, Portapique Beach. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LLOYD, Kenneth William - 65, Great Village, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Windsor, he was a son of the late James and Alma (McClymont) Lloyd. He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Cindy) Lloyd, Cora Lee Lloyd; grandchildren, Joshua Lloyd, Andrea Lloyd, Danielle Moore-Lloyd, Alex Lloyd; brothers, Les (Wanda) Lloyd, Jimmy (Kathy) Lloyd; sister, Pam (Basil) Melroy. He was predeceased by his sisters, Audrey, Sylvia and Carol. A graveside memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Reception will follow in Debert Baptist Church Hall following the service for Kenneth’s mother. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

McMULLEN, Lent William – 65, Londonderry, Colchester County, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, May 26, 2014. Born December 27, 1948, in Truro, he was a son of the late Donovan and Phyllis (Tinney) McMullen. Lent leaves behind his wife, Debbie (Alexander); children, Lent (Shirley), Natasha, Darcy; step-children, Dawn, Jason; grandchildren, Jacob, Jared, Austin, Magregor, Jamie-Lee; brothers, Jim (Jill), Tom (Daphne), Tye, Dick (Brenda); sister, Marlene; many nieces, nephews and lots of special friends. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Robert Rushton. At Lent’s request, there will be a private family graveside service at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McGLASHING, Mildred "Serena" (Whippie) – 81, Truro, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2014. Born in Belmont, she was a daughter of the late Percy "Beecher" and Mary (Wilson) Whippie. Serena graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at Moncton General Hospital, NB and then came to Truro in 1956 where she worked at the Colchester Regional Hospital and was responsible for opening the first Recovery Unit. She is survived by her children, Rod, Boston, (Belmont), Mass., USA, Lynn (Paul) Faulkner, Debert, Harold (Jennifer), Miramichi, NB, Carol (Jack) Babineau, Truro, Daphna (Jack) Reid, Bedford; sister, Louise Myers; brother, Frank (Joan) Whippie; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Russell Harold; sister Sharril MacDonald. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or service at her request. Interment was held June 2, 2014 at Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

PAUL, Lawrence Alexander – Millbrook. Chief Lawrence Alexander Paul, born in Saint John, New Brunswick. After suffering a long illness, surrounded by family and friends, passed away at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on May 28, 2014, he was 79. Chief Paul was raised on the Shubenacadie Indian Reserve, now Indian Brook, and attended the Indian day school on the Reserve. Later in life Paul joined the Canadian Navy and Army. He attended many educational courses during his younger years and was a graduate of Success Business College, Truro. He used negotiating skills and lobbying tactics very skillfully in his role as Band Chief, which realized many groundbreaking economic opportunities for his community and for other First Nation Communities. Paul served several terms as a Millbrook Mi’kmaw community Band Councillor and went on to serve 28 years as the community’s Chief. Among his many outstanding accomplishments were he was the driving force behind the founding of the Millbrook Power Center, a founding chief of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, the Atlantic Policy Congress, etc. In recognition of his economic development skills Saint Mary’s University, November 14, 2004, awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree. Chief Paul was predeceased by his parents, William Gabriel Paul and Sarah Agnes Noel; a son Shawn;  brothers Frank, John and Robert; sisters, Francis, Eileen, Sylvia, Violet Lewis and Rhoda. He is survived by his estranged wife Jane Markie; sons Chief Terry Paul (Tracy), John Paul and Lance Paul; two daughters Sharon Touchie (Dave) and Cindy Paul. He is also survived by brother, Daniel Paul; sisters, Jane Adema, Evelyn Paul, Rebecca Paolini, Rosalita Macmillan and two special foster sisters, Starlene Wysote and Violet Paul; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces, nephews and god children. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service was held on June 1st. A funeral Mass was conducted by Father Dariusz Miskowicz on June 2nd in Sacred Heart Church, Millbrook, with interment in the Church Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangement have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro where on-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McCULLEY, Thelma M. "Daisy" – 87, of Pictou, and formerly of Parrsboro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Restorative Care Unit, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Georgie (Rector) Smith. Daisy was an accomplished guitarist, who as a young woman, spent countless hours playing together with her two brothers in their dance orchestra. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Daisy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ralph; a daughter, Marjorie Poole (Eric), Montague, PEI; a son, Roger (Nicolas Leblanc), Gimli, MB; granddaughters, Crista Poole, Montreal, QC; Lianne Poole, Montague, PEI; niece, Marina Forbes (Stephen), Parrsboro; nephew, Gordon Phinney, Hamilton, Ont.; a great niece; two great nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Marjorie, Zillah, Elsie; sisters in law, Jean Smith, Marilyn Smith and Audrey Phinney; brothers, James and Harry; brother in law, Wylie Phinney; a grandson, Graham Poole a nephew, Stephen Smith. Funeral service was held June 4, 2014 in St. George’s Anglican Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Frank Likely officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McNUTT, Margaret Lois – 91, Debert, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Gables Lodge, Amherst. Born October 6, 1922, in Bible Hill, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Olive (McRae) Cavanaugh. Margaret is survived by her sons, Glenn, Debert; Dale, Great Village; grandchildren, Kelly, Perry, Cory and Scott McNutt and Heather Dyson; great grandchildren, Brandan Dyson and Myra, Nolan, Ryan, Blake and Katie McNutt; great great granddaughter, Brielle Louise Dyson. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Blair McNutt; daughter, Norma McNutt; sisters, Gladys McNutt, Marion Cavanaugh, Jean Cavanaugh; brothers, Muir, Lloyd, Harry, Earl, Ira, Robert in infancy, Willis and Earnest "Bud" Cavanaugh. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Pastor Bill Martin officiated. Private family interment was held in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CANNING, Ida R. – 85, of Beaverbank, and formerly of East Fraserville passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in East Fraserville, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Annabelle (McLellan) Crossman. She is survived by daughters, Annabelle (Louis) Caissie, Beaverbank; Debora (David) Pinkney, New Jersey; a brother, Culton (Ruby) Crossman, Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Brent (Sandra) Caissie, Grand Prairie, Alta.; Gregory (Melissa) Caissie, Beaverbank; Ashley Pinkney, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick in 1988; a sister, Geraldine Morris. Funeral service was held June 6, 2014 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, with Keith Selwyn-Smith, DLM officiating. Burial followed in River Bank Cemetery, Port Greville. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

GRAY, (Irving) Dorothy, 97, of Millbank, NB, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital. Born in Millbank, NB, she was the daughter of the late William and Ruby (Currie) Irving. Dorothy married Earl Gray of Glenholme and for more than forty years she was an active member of the Glenholme community and church. A few years after Earl’s death, she returned to live in Millbank, NB. Dorothy is survived by two sisters: Phyllis MacKenzie and Bridget Creighton, both of Miramichi, NB and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by four sisters: Ruby Gray, Jean Russell, Catherine Campbell and Queenie Patterson and four brothers: Joe, William, Jack and Andrew. The funeral service was held on June 11, 2014, at Bell’s Funeral Home in Miramichi. The burial was at Folly Village Cemetery, Glenholme. Online condolences at www.bellsmeadows.com

BARNES, Garland Jackie "Jack"  Saint John, NB. Age 66, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his residence. Born on December 12, 1947 in Londonderry, NS. He was the son of the late Percy "Lorne" and Flora Viola (Burris) Barnes. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for Forterm at the Port of Saint John from where he retired in 2008. Jack is survived by his loving wife Anita Barnes; two sons Paul (Kim) and Mark (Katherine) both of Saint John; one daughter Lori (Brian) Boyles of Saint John; his brother Robert (Sharon) Burris of Saint John; sister Lorna Bowers of Truro, NS; also survived by one grandson Brandon Barnes of Saint John; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by one infant sister Nelda Irene Barnes. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 12 noon from St. Rose of Lima Church with Father Gerry White officiating.

TURNER, Isabel "Corbie" – 102, Truro/Bass River. The passing occurred on Tuesday evening, June 10, 2014, at Wynn Park Villa, Truro, of Isabel "Corbie" Turner, formerly of Bass River and Cleveland, Ohio. She was predeceased by her parents, her step-mother, brothers, Hilbert and Toddie Corbett and half-sisters, Ruth Scott and Rachel Cook. She is survived by her son, Jim (Ellen) Bridgewater; granddaughter, Catherine (Jamie) Fraser, Doctors Brook, NS. Thanks to all the nurses and caregivers who became her friends and family, at both Townsview Estates and then Wynn Park Villa. There will be a brief celebration of her life according to her wishes, at Saint’s Rest beach in Bass River, on her birthday, July 1, 2014 (Canada Day); she would have been 103 that day. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LEGERE, Elmer Eugene - 63, Nuttby. It is with deep regret that the family of Elmer Legere announces his peaceful passing after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born November 25, 1950, in Truro, he was a son of the late Reginald and Jean (Milner) Legere of Salmon River, Colchester County. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Heather (McRae) Legere; special son and buddy, Nathan, at home; beloved daughter, Laura (David) Westlake and special grandsons, Robbie and Alex, of Truro; brother, Karl, Salmon River; sister, Deborah (Blaine McCurdy), Manganese Mines; sister-in-law, Barb Legere, Debert; several nieces and nephews. He will be forever loved and missed by all, especially his family pet Dixy-Chic. Besides his parents, Elmer was predeceased by an infant son and an infant daughter; brother Cecil. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, Reverend Kaj Binderup officiated. Interment was held in Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MINGO, Lorraine Virginia (MacLeod) – Upper Onslow. February 16, 1933 – June 14, 2014. How do you capture the love of a mother with mere words?  It is with enormous sadness but a sense of overwhelming love that we celebrate the life of our remarkable mother, Lorraine. Born in Middleton, Colchester County on February 16, 1933, she was the daughter of Dewitt and Elizabeth MacLeod. She married her sweetheart, Sylvan Mingo, in 1953 and after numerous work moves, settled in Onslow and went on to raise four children. She is survived by her daughters, Wanda (Russell) MacDonald, Kathy (Jim) Tattrie and sons, Rick (Karen), Scott (Kathy), all of Truro. Also her grandchildren:  Shannon (Shawn) Wolfe, Sarah (JP) Wood, both of Truro, Stephen (Norma) MacDonald, Lawrencetown, Bryan Tattrie (Amy) and Graham Tattrie (Ashley), both of Halifax. She is also survived by her treasures:  Jennessa & Ethan Wolfe and Elise & Lochlan MacDonald. Also survived by sister Eileen Matheson, Hilden, brother Harlan (Mary) MacLeod, Antigonish, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Sylvan, of 54 years, brother Aulden MacLeod, brother-in-law George Matheson and sister-in-law, Shirley MacLeod. Funeral service was held June 18 with Rev. Glenn MacLean officiating. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Denmark. On-line condolences at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SMITH, R. Leon "Hank" – 84, of Five Islands passed away, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late Carroll and Elsie (Fielding) Smith. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn McCarthy; daughter, Sheila Croft, Truro; sisters, Noreen Lewis (Morton), Five Islands; Carol Shea (Mike), Fenwick; brothers, Elwyn "Ted" (Eva), Upper Economy; Keith (Darlene), Bass River; Arnold (Annette), Economy; John, Fenwick; Robert, Economy; grandchildren, Melanie Faulkner (Corey Bartlett), Truro; Sarah Jane Pinner (Phillip), Stoney Plain, Alta.; Brian Faulkner (Laura Lee), Truro; great grandchildren, Keagan Faulkner, Caleb and Riley Pinner; mother in law, Grace Chambers, Five Islands; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister in infancy; brothers, Leroy and Frank. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday [June 22, 2014] at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Reception to follow at Peniel United Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Palliative Care Program of South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McGUIRE, Elizabeth J. "Betty" – 95, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (White) Morris. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by a daughter, Sheila Arsenault (Dennis), Bass River; sons, Gerald (Donalda), Pictou; James (Linda), Halifax; Patrick (Alma), Charlottetown, PEI; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Marybeth, Jeriann, Paul, Kent, Shawn, Janet, Andrew and Erin; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick in 1961; brothers, Hamilton and Lloyd. Funeral service was held June 23, 2014 in St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Rev. Phil Thibodeau officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


June 2014

FRENCH (Patriquin), Luta Elaine Age 97, of Truro passed away on April 23, 2014 in Melville Lodge Continuing Care, Halifax. She was born in Haileybury, Ontario on September 25, 1916 to Kempton and Emily (Rushton) Patriquin. Luta was predeceased by her parents, stepmother, Elizabeth; husband, Bert; sister, Shirley Matthews; brothers, Cecil, Basil, Orville, Seldon, Hilton and Lionel. She is survived by daughters, Phyllis MacKay (Paul), Brenda Moore (Soley Lynds, deceased), grandchildren, Shawnn Webb (Derek), Evan MacKay (Annette), Kerry Moore (Kimberley);  great-grandchildren; Brittani and Ashley Moore, Emily and Lucas Webb; step great-grandchildren, Sarah Morin  and Mark Logan (Veronique); great-great-grandson, Kaiden Moore; step great-great-grandchildren, Corbin and Adah Morin, Addison and Aislyn Logan; sister-in-law, Helen Patriquin Abbott, brother-in-law, Alfred Matthews and several nieces and nephews. In 2010 after breaking her hip Luta moved into Melville Lodge. A luncheon (buffet) reception to commemorate and celebrate Luta’s life was held Sunday, May 25 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. On-line condolences at www.colchestercommunity.com

BAIRD, Lorraine, 72, of Londonderry, passed away peacefully, April 27, 2014 at home. Born in St. John’s, NL, she was the daughter of the late Charles Pearce and Dorothy Wheeler. Aside from her parents, Lorraine was predeceased by her husband Warrant Officer H. Basil Baird, brother Charlie Pearce, and step-father Ralph Wheeler. She is survived by her children Heather (Terry) Crowe, David Baird, Michelle (Jim) Baird-Foley, Keith (Christina) Baird and Paul (Anna) Baird; sister, Arlene Penney;  many  nieces and nephews; loving grandmother to 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; special friends Clarence and Laura Greene,  who will always be considered family. A graveside service was held on May 1, 2014 at Middle Road Cemetery, Middle Road, Debert. Special thanks to Dr. Bower, the Palliative Care Team, and the VON. On-line condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McBURNIE, Mary Ella Madeline - 89, Economy, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Miami, Florida, she was a daughter of the late William Edward and Mary (Tossell) Lahart. She is survived by daughter, Linda McBurnie, Economy; son, Harold (Frances) McBurnie, Belfast, PEI; brother, Allen Lahart, Vernon, Conn.; grandchildren, Patrick, Laura, Alana, Allison; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; two sisters. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Economy United Church, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Interment was in Economy Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

RICHARDS, Donald McLeod - 82, Upper Economy, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in North River, Colchester County, he was a son of the late William and Christena (McLeod) Richards. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children, Sharon (Don), Gary (Rose Mary), Chris (Glynn), Dawn (Grant), Nelda (Keith); step-children, Troy (Lori), Todd, Tory (Tanya); several grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Myra and Betty; brothers, Everett and Sterling. No visitation or funeral service by family request. Interment will held in Aenon Baptist Cemetery, Central North River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

LLOYD, Alma Jean (McClymont) - Debert, passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was 94 and a half years old and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lily (Rudd) McClymont of Mercyside, England. Graveside memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert, Pastor Bill Martin officiating. Reception will follow in Debert Baptist Church hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com 

RAFUSE, Wallace S. "Wally" – 82, of Amherst, and formerly of Southampton passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Frederick and Genesta (Smythe) Rafuse. Wally served with the Canadian Armed Forces both in Canada and Germany. He later was employed with Corrections Canada at the Springhill Penitentiary for many years. He was a member of Legion Branch #45, Parrsboro, and also the Knights of Pythias. In his early years, he had played in many old-time country bands, leading up to his own band called the ‘The Old Timers’. He was a musician of many talents with the ability to play almost any instrument, having been self-taught by having an ear to the fine art of music. Wally and his wife, Eva owned and operated the Green Acres Barn Dances in Southampton for many years. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by daughters, Sharon White (Ricky), Dartmouth; Susan Rafuse, Drumheller, Alta; Lorna Mageed, Amherst; sons, David (Tammy), Malagash; Douglas, Amherst; grandchildren, Nicole, Jeremy, David, Krystle, Melissa, Brittany, Chad, Matthew; 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eva Dowe; a sister, Mildred; brothers, Maurice, Basil, Glenford, Gerald. Funeral service was held May 8, 2014 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Henry Devito officiating. Burial in the Southampton Cemetery. Private messages of condolences may be made at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

AMOS, Joan E. – 54, of West Brook passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 8, 2014 at home. Born in Kingston, Ont., she was a daughter of Joe and Jean (Peters) Kehoe, of Kingston, Ont. Joan was a homemaker all of her life, though she worked periodically at Tim Hortons in Parrsboro and Sackville, and at Oxford Frozen Foods, Halfway River. She was an active and dedicated member of the Southampton Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Lionel; daughters, Patricia Amos (Ken Duncan), Goshen; Tracy, Truro; son, Robert (Sara Hunter), Harrison Settlement; sisters, Pat (Rob), Marj, Jean (Darrell), Susan (Avery), Peggy; a brother, Don, all of Kingston, Ont.; eight grandchildren, Daymond, Brooklynn, Xavier, Logan, Mason, Keisha, Destiny, Westin. She was predeceased by a brother, Brian. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home Monday May 12, 2014, Rev. Philip Scott officiating. Burial in the West Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Southampton Baptist Church. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TAYLOR, Cleveland F. – 78, of Parrsboro passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Carl and Elsie (Phinney) Taylor. He was a retired mill wright, having worked for Ledwidge Lumber Company for many years. He later worked for Parrsboro Metal Fabricators until his retirement. He loved antique cars and his hometown, Parrsboro. He is survived by his former wife, Luella (Richardson) Taylor, Parrsboro; daughters, Donna Taylor (Carl Margeson), Amherst; Margaret Dillman (Peter), Lantz; Shelley Salter (James), Warsaw, Poland; Susan Taylor, Halifax; Marie Taylor, Parrsboro; brothers, Allan (Shane), Parrsboro; Gary Taylor, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Nicole Richardson, James and Christopher Salter, Justin Dillman; great grandchildren, Caden and Alina; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tara; sisters, Jean; Beatrice; brothers, Roland, Robert, Verland, Gerald, Fred, Ralph, Lawrence. Funeral service was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro May 15, 2014, Rev. Tory Byrne officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SCOTT, Shepard Philbrick - 100, Sutherland's Lake, formerly of Onslow and Debert. On May 12, 2014, the mountain railway carried him away to that blissful shore and his angels came to join him in God's grace forevermore. Retirement should have meant just that but instead it meant cutting 15 cord of wood for him and his kids every year, going west to work on the harvest, moose hunting in Newfoundland, renovating the lake house, doing upholstery, gardening, woodworking, and downhill skiing 4-5 days a week at Ski Wentworth. He was so proud at 80 when he became their first lifetime skier achievement award recipient and was able to ski for free till the ripe old age of 86. He just found NEW hobbies and embraced the internet at age 92, he was a quick study and wore out two laptops. His devoted nephew, Warren kept him entertained every night playing 45's and took him to the weekly card parties in Londonderry, where he prevailed as champion for 2013. Survived by daughter, Jeannie Samad, Truro; son, Kevin (Sylvia), Debert; grandchildren, Mona, John, and David, cousins, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Helen (Gamble), daughter, Susan, and infant daughter, Judith; brother, Robert and son-in-law, Dr. Ahmad Samad. Special thanks to Edie Bogle for all the phone calls, Gary Bishop for all the hospital visits, Gary Matheson for all of your love and support, and to his "momma" for being there. Service was held on May 21, 2014 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences  at www.colchestercommunity.com  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry c/o Kelly Eagles 14 Bonaventure Place, Debert, NS, B0M 1G0. "He made his run successful from the cradle to the grave."  Full obituary may be viewed at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MacQUARRIE, Charles Malcolm, Truro Pharmacist, after living with grace for several years with dementia, Malcolm died on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Born in Truro, March 27, 1928, he was the son of Charles Allan and Maria (Grant) MacQuarrie. A lifelong resident of Truro, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Charlotte (Layton); son, Charles (Linda) and grandson, Matthew; son, Rod (Susan) and grandchildren, Connor and Chloe; daughter, Martha (Brian Kingsbury) and grandchildren, James, Samantha, Jon Luc, and step-grandchildren, Sarah, Jeffrey and Emma; proud sister, Dorothy (MacQuarrie) Harrity, Truro. Funeral service was held Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment will held in Robie Street Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRATTO, Aubrey Arthur – 81, Masstown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born October 29, 1932, in Great Village, he was a son of the late David and Allie (Vance) Gratto. Aubrey is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene (McCully); sons, Todd (Donna), Kurt (Tina), Noel (Geraldine); grandchildren, Carling, Jamie, Alec, Jeffrey, Chris, Jennifer; 12 great grandchildren. Honouring Aubrey’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held in Masstown Cemetery, Reverend Carol Gillard officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

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