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August 2019

STRUTZ,  Olive Annabelle– 85, Valley, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday evening, June 19, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Harriett (Fancy) McLellan. Olive is survived by her daughters, Sandra (Mike), Bass River; Joyce (Blair), Truro; son, David Brian (Darlene), Smith’s Falls, Ontario; grandchildren, Ashley, Chris, Lorie, Troy; five great grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia (Donald), Wasaga Beach, Ontario; Muriel, Ottawa; brothers, Robert (June), Truro; Lloyd (Diane), Hantsport; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, David Strutz; sister, Carolyn; brother, Orland. Honouring Olive'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

REID, Betty Ann - 73, Debert, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Burnside, Halifax County, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Nellie (King) Harvey. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Clarence "Clare" Reid, Debert; daughter, Shelley (Paul) Collison, Richmond Hill, ON; brother, Robert Harvey, Lethbridge, Alberta; nephews, Thomas Harvey (Fiancée, Tanya Jones), Truro; Eugene (Michelle) Harvey, Truro; nieces, Susan (Michael) Taylor, Greenfield; Donna (Derrek) Palmer, Toronto; great niece, Ciara Jones, Truro. Betty was predeceased by her sisters, Kay Grant, Grace Turner, Doris Currie; brothers, Eugene Harvey, Stanley Harvey, Lawrence Harvey. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by family request.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RAMSPERGER, Arthur E. – Age 93, of Parrsboro, and formerly of Toronto passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Arthur F. and Christina (Innis) Ramsperger. Arthur was a veteran of World War II serving with the Canadian Army. Arthur worked in Toronto all of his life, before retiring to Parrsboro with his beloved wife, Colleen. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by daughters, Marianne Still, Aurora, Ont.; Irene Ramsperger (Guy Gosselin), Havelock, Ont.; sons, Danny, Vancouver, BC; Gordon (Maryann), Mississauga, Ont.; Paul (Debbie), Madoc, Ont.; step-daughters, Susan Norlock (Randy), Seattle, WA; Vicki Taylor (Bruce), Peterview, Nfld.; Charlene McCracken (Jim), Truro; sisters, Betty Leppiko, Scarborough, Ont.; Anne Scoffield, Brampton, Ont.; brothers, Rev. Leo Ramsperger, Maynooth, Ont.; Paul (Louise), Scarborough, Ont.; close friend (and brother-in-law), Stan Winters (Pauline), Saint John, NB; close friend (and sister-in-law), June Campbell, Parrsboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, the former Colleen Winters; a daughter, Karen; a son, David; sisters, Cecilia, Charlotte, Teresa, Patricia, Catherine, Marie, Pauline; a brother, John. Funeral service was held July 2, 2019 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro, Father Craig Christenson officiated. Burial in St. George’s Cemetery, Parrsboro. Memorial donations to St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacDONALD, Douglas Lloyd – 73, Crowes Mills, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lundy, Guysborough County, he was a son of the late John Avery and Clara MacDonald. Doug is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen McPherson; daughter, Darlene; sons, Douglas Wayne, John, Scott, Douglas Charles, Michael; step-brothers, Roy and Von MacDonald; step-sister, Bernice MacDonald. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A private family service will be held at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEARER, Eric Royce  64, Debert, passed away peacefully, with his loving wife at his side, on Saturday afternoon, June 29, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Alexander Sr. and Florence (Blackmore) Shearer. Eric is survived by his loving wife, Donna (Muise), who celebrated 37 years of marriage on June 19; son, Chad (Samantha Zito), Truro; sister, Terry Lynn (Kevin) Duguay, Belmont; brothers, Teddy (Marg), Roach (Leona), Russell (Donna), all of Belmont; sister-in-law, Odessa Shearer, Halifax; Margaret Shearer, Belmont; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Curtis, Elmer, George, Alexander Jr., Perry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

METLIN, Amanda Marie - 44, Debert. In great sadness and with broken hearts the children of Amanda Marie Metlin would like to announce her sudden passing on July 7, 2019. Amanda was born in Truro to Juliette (Metlin) Thompson and the late Anthony Metlin. She is survived by her beautiful children that she completely adored; daughter, Tenielle Metlin-Rendle, Debert; son, Bradley Metlin-Rendle, Alberta; only brother, Timothy Metlin (Natasha), Ontario; little sister, Racheal Larue, Great Village; baby sis, Nicole Thompson (Gerald), Truro Heights; nephews,  Gavin, Austin, Ransom, James, Riley, Nolan; nieces, Dakota, Jamie Lee; best friend and #1 cousin, Anastasia Muise (Rodney), Debert; dear friend and father of her children, Jordan Rendle;many aunts, uncles and cousins. Amanda was predeceased by her loving father, Anthony; stepfather, Jim; Metlin grandparents and her nanny and grampy Clarke; dear cousin who she called "the man" Kirk DeBay; loved aunt Debbie who was a second mom to Amanda. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of Amanda’s life was held Sunday, July 14, 2019. Private family interment in Hilden Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SNOOK, David William – 65, Folly Lake, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family and at the place he loved best, on Monday evening, July 8, 2019, after a battle with cancer that he faced with courage and strength. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Dorothy (Heartz) Snook. David is survived by his wife, Susan Snook (Scott Kelton Brodie Standen), Brookfield; son, John David Snook (Morganne West), Salmon River; brother, Richard "Dick" Snook, Truro. Celebration of David’s life was held Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Truro Golf Club, 86 Golf Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at:www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PENNELL, Verna Julia  - July 24, 1931 – July 10, 2019. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Verna at the age of 87. Verna was the daughter of the late Arthur and Alberta Pennell of Carmanville, NFLD. Verna is survived and will be greatly missed by her children, Linda Woodward (Marty), Trudy Moore, Faye Pennell; grandchildren, Steven Pennell, Kevin Woodward (Beth), Karen Stanley (Nick); great grandchildren, Dylan , Alyson and Morgan; son in law, Timm Smith. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Oswald; three sons, Eric, Calvin and Ed; son in law, Bob Moore; sister, Lulu; brother, Ches. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. No visitation or funeral service by request. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPENCER, Ian (Wayne), 73 passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit, Truro, NS on July 10, 2019. Born in Toronto, he spent most of his life in Great Village where he raised his sons, Glenn (Jennifer) and Kelly (Jennifer) with his wife of 50 years, Joyce. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, grandsons, Brett, Ryan, Kaden, Jaxon and only granddaughter, Rowan. An avid Blue Jays and Maple Leafs fan, he earned his living as a carpenter by trade retiring from Kent Building Supplies and prior Kent Homes. He built several houses and cottages in his time, there wasn’t a project he wouldn’t tackle. His kind, quiet, capable nature will be remembered by all who knew him. He was predeceased by parents, Ralph and Muriel Spencer and in-laws, Reg and Pearl Gilby. He also leaves to mourn his siblings: Lyle, Dennis, Darrell, Elmer, Ruth, Randy and Lynn, their spouses and families. Special thanks to Shelley of 2E. You make everyone’s day a little brighter during a difficult time. At Wayne’s request, there will be no service.

FORBES, H. Eldon – 76, Truro, passed away July 10, 2019 at home. Born in Louisville, N.S., he was the son of the late Hibbert and Lena Jean (Fowler) Forbes. Eldon began his career as a school bus driver and later went on to work with Acadian Lines until his retirement in 1996. He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Truro where he was a member of the choir and was part of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was well known around the parish community; volunteering especially with Kane’s Kitchen as well as with the KOC Turkey Wheel at Truro Mall. Eldon leaves behind his daughter, Tracy (Anthony) Simpson, Debert; stepsons, Terry Forbes, Hilden and Jeff (Soanlys) Forbes, Truro; grandson, Connor Simpson; step grandchildren, Sam, Brandon, Sophie, Serena Forbes.

Along with his parents, Eldon was predeceased by sisters, Mabel Carroll and Edith Wilson; step grandson, Nick Forbes. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Service was held July 25 in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince St., Truro, Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiated. Interment in Lockerby Memorial Cemetery, Tatamagouche. Donations may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements are under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ARSENAULT, Margaret Ann – 64, Wentworth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Margaret was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario to the late Michael and Lily (Mitchell) MacNeil. Margaret is survived by her sons, Chris (Taryn) and Chad (Andrea); sisters, Deborah (Gary) and Joanne (Stephen); grandson, Liam; niece and nephews, Sarah, Justin, Ryan and Benjamin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by family request. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ROSS, Richard Kenneth - 68, Truro, passed away on July 11, 2019, at his cottage in Melville, Nova Scotia.  He was of the late Kenneth and Marion (Bird) Ross. Richard was well-known in the community as co-owner of Ross' Furniture where he worked for 50 years. Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy; sons, Richard (Yvonne), Mark (Robin); daughter, Marla (C.J.); brother, Phillip (Sandi); sisters, Diane (Dennis), Karen (Bernie), Barb (Mike), Carol (Corbin); seven grandchildren, Jared, Emma, Ashton, Liam, Tobias, Quentin and Calvin; many other extended family members and treasured friends. Celebration of Richard's life was held Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment was held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com.

McALONEY, Eileen G. - Age 90, of Ward’s Brook passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Diligent River, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Patricia (Allen) Hughes. Eileen left home at the young age of 13 to work at the hotel in Port Greville. She was well known throughout her community as a beautiful seamstress, renovator, baker and forever friend to everyone. Baking thousands of loaves of bread and sewing countless stitches in wedding gowns and "Grammie Jammies." She was never happier than to be in a fabric store, travelling with Ken or enjoying grandchildren cuddles. She is survived by the love of her life, Ken; children, Jim Joyce (Marilyn), Greenfield; Sylvia Thurlow, Parrsboro; Larry Joyce (Clay), Rockland, Ont.; Anne Trottier (Derek), Parrsboro; grandchildren, Tracey, Tammy, Jeff, Jason, Jimmy, Derek, Michael, Marc, Adam, Kendra, Tamara, Justin, Corinne, Emma, Erin, Jorja; numerous great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and her chosen "kids". She was predeceased by daughters, Brenda, Angela in infancy; son-in laws, Vernon Desmond, Rusty Thurlow; grandson, Matthew; a sister, Allison "Toots"; a brother, Murray. Funeral was held July 16, 2019 at the Grace United Church, Port Greville, Rev. Clarence Clark officiated. Burial in Riverbank Cemetery, Port Greville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Maggie’s Place, South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation or the VON Cumberland. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FRAME, Frank John - Port Hastings-Truro, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was a son of Eleanor (Moore) Frame, Truro, and the late Lorne Frame. Along with his mother, he is survived by brother, Howard (Nancy) Frame, Folly Mountain; niece, Jennifer Frame, Basel, Switzerland; nephew, Matthew Frame, Calgary, Alberta. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, July 27, 2019, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

ALEXANDER, Florence "Ileen" – 92, Debert passed away peacefully on July 18, 2019 in East Cumberland Lodge, Pugwash. Born in East Village, N.S., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Jessie (Rushton) O’Brien. Ileen was a devoted mother, grandmother, great and great-great grandmother and friend to many. She loved her garden and flowers, baking bread and helping others. She often sewed clothing for her children and was very frugal. She was a dedicated Christian. She loved CBC Radio. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Bill) Coombes, Onslow, Sandra Aikens, Truro; sons, Mitchell (Anne), Sussex, NB, Timothy (Sheryl), Debert, Stephen (Andrea), Toronto; sisters, Doreen and Norma; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Royce; sisters, Doris and Margaret; brothers, Ralph, Chesley, Peter Jr., Arnold, Gerald and Cyril and grandson, Shawn. Funeral service was held July 21st, 2019 in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Rev. Betty Johnson officiating. Interment in Masstown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or donations, it is the wish of the family that you do a good deed for someone else. Condolences at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

TERFRY, Arthur L. ‘Sonny’ – Age 83, of Truro passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Apple River, he was the youngest son of the late Arthur and Lila (McWhirter) Terfry. Art was well known for operating his coffee truck in the Truro area for many years. He was also part owner of Art’s Used Cars with his friend, the late Leon Purdy. In later years he opened Art’s Used Cars in Bible Hill. Art was a member of the Golden Age Automobile Club. His passion was restoring antique cars, and his favorite place was working in his garage. His motto was "Love my wife, worship my cars." He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolea (Lamont); a daughter, Shelley Crowe (Wayne), Truro; sons, Arthur (Janet), Randy (Karen), Glen, all of Truro; 8 grandchildren; a great grandson; sisters-in-law, Madeline Terfry, Mary Terfry, Linda Murray (Rick); brother-in-law, Bob Lamont (Frankie); his "just like a son", Pat Hayes; good friend and car buddy, Phil Talbot; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Elsie Graham and Annie Dunbar; brothers, Wilfred, Wilbert and Cedric. Art’s family would like to thank Dr. Lori Wood for her care and concern, Dr. Stephen Ellis, staff of the emergency department and the palliative care unit in Truro. Funeral service was held July 27, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in Parrsboro Baptist Cemetery. Memorial donations to the SPCA or charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McDADE, Charles Eric – 89, Truro, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, July 18, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Parrsboro, he was the seventh son of the late E. Cranswick and Grace (Getson) McDade. Eric leaves to remember his children, Bruce (Norbi), Haymarket, Virginia; Jennifer MacDonald, Truro; Evan (Dawna), Burlington, Ontario; grandchildren, Megan, Katie, Michael (Kirsten), Jessica, Heather (Jason), Ian; great-grandson, Liam; brother, Gerald, Onslow, and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Beth" (Marsters); brothers, Doug, Gene, Garnet, Bill, and Bruce. Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Saint Andrew’s United Church, 55 King Street, Truro, Keith Selwyn-Smith officiated. Interment was held in Riverside United Church Cemetery, Bass River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GRATTON, Phyllis Allene, age 95 of Upper Brookside, Colchester County passed away Monday, July 22, 2019. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Percy Clark Fulton and Grace (Upham) Fulton. A lifelong resident of the Truro area, Phyllis began her career with the Truro Electric Commission in 1942. She continued with the utility after its purchase by Nova Scotia Light and Power and retired as office manager from the Nova Scotia Power Corporation in 1986. With her late husband Harvey, she operated Trollhattan Kennels raising and exhibiting champion Doberman Pinschers and Smooth Fox Terriers. Phyllis also bred Wire Fox Terriers for a time. In addition to their kennel, Phyllis also served as a show ring steward, handled dogs for others and groomed dogs. Over the years she was active in a number of local and national dog clubs. She was a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) licensed judge of working, terrier and herding breeds and was a recipient of the CKC 50 Year Award. In addition to her canine activities, Phyllis enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, going to yard sales, gardening and the company of her cats, Hobo and Lester. Surviving are her daughter, Emily Gratton; sister, Frances Langille and nephew, Bruce Langille, all of Truro. The family would like to thank the medical staff of the Aberdeen Hospital and the ER, Ward E-3 and Palliative care staff of the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Cremation has taken place. As per Phyllis’ request, no funeral service will be held. The family will receive friends and visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 25th in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Private burial in Bible Hill Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to the CNIB Foundation Nova Scotia at https://cnib.ca. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BANTING, Charles F. – Age 69. It is with great sadness but full and unbroken hearts that we announce the passing of Charles Banting on July 21, 2019 at home in his beloved Lower Five Islands. A multi-faith service and celebration of his life will be held on Charles and Debra's property in Lower Five Islands on the weekend after what would have been Charles' 70th birthday, in early September, 2019. Memorial donations to L'Arche Atlantic gratefully accepted. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DICKIE, Vaughan Samuel - 86, Onslow, passed away peacefully in Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche on July 25, 2019. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Walter and Hilda (Richards) Dickie. Vaughan played hockey for many years in the Onslow and District League and for the Truro Bearcats Old Timers. He loved coaching the Truro Midget All-Stars and the Debert Old Timers. Being involved his entire life in the agriculture industry, Vaughan especially enjoyed the cattle shows and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. He was a director for the NS Provincial Exhibition and served as manager for one year. He also served as a director for the Atlantic Winter Fair. He was a founding member of the Onslow-Belmont Fire Department. Vaughan was also a proud member of the Liberal Party. He enjoyed travelling to Florida and spending time at his cottage in Brule with family and friends. Vaughan is survived by his son, Wade; grandson, Logan and his sister, Estelle. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Brenda; son, Samuel; a son in infancy; sister, Doreen as well as brothers, Gordon, Straten, Carl, Peter, Doug and Keith. Cremation has taken place with arrangements being entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019. A Firefighter’s Tribute Service will begin at 1 pm. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 with a Memorial Service immediately following all in the Onslow-Belmont Fire Hall. Interment will be in the Onslow Island Cemetery following the reception. Family flowers only. Donations in Vaughan’s memory may be made to the Onslow-Belmont Fire Brigade or the Onslow Island Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com


July 2019 Obituaries

MARTIN, Kathleen (Kay) Barbara (nee McCully) - Guelph, Ontario passed away at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday, May 24, 2019, in her 85th year. Beloved wife and best friend of 58 years to the late Clinton "Clint" Martin (2013). Loved mother of Bradley (Judy) Martin, Lorna (Barry) Brooks, Eric Martin, and Grant Martin. Loving grandmother of Jason, Brett, Randy, John, Scott, Quinn, Curtis, and Ashley. Great grandmother of Drew. Dear sister of Elaine (Doug) Hodges, Ardith MacPherson, Lorna Fisher and Ralph (Dorinda) McCully, and dear sister-in-law of Carrie McCully, Lorraine McCully, Lois (Murray) McDougall and Gary Martin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Lloyd and Bessie McCully, sisters Eva Staples and Dorothy Price, brothers Joe McCully, Chester McCully, Vernon McCully and Glenn McCully. Special thanks to Dr. Ben Chan, Dr. Dean Raso, the staff at Guelph General Hospital 5th floor, the care team at "Right At Home", especially Candice, for their care and compassion. A memorial service to celebrate Kay’s life was held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Interment Johnson Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Kathleen (Kay) B. Martin in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

MacALONEY Elizabeth J. - Age 87, of Five Islands passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at the Braeside Nursing Home, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Hilbert and Luella (Boyd) Corbett. Elizabeth attended Normal College in Truro, and taught school for a short time following her graduation. She later operated the Five Islands Post Office out of her home for 33 years. Elizabeth was a devoted community supporter having been a member of the Peniel United Church, serving over 50 years in the choir, a Sunday School Teacher and lifetime member of the United Church Women and the Women's Institute. Elizabeth is survived by daughters, Nancy MacAloney (Chris Melvin), Bridgewater; Betty Doyle (Paul), Lower Sackville; Margaret Davis (Lou), Truro; a son, Peter, Toronto; grandchildren, Jason (Giselle) and Mathew Davis; Patrick and Maghan Doyle; James, Liam and Spencer MacAloney; step-granddaughters, Krista and Heather (Maggie) Melvin; a great-granddaughter, Tori Mae Davis; sisters, Helen Ettinger, Shubenacadie; Ethel MacKinnon (Elmer), Lower Onslow; sister-in-law, Bea Crawford, Toronto; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, James Wilbert MacAloney; a sister, Elsie Yorke, sister-in-law Katrina MacAloney; brothers-in-law, Hal MacAloney, Purdy Crawford, Ivan Ettinger and Walter (Buddy) Yorke. The family would like to extend our appreciation for the compassionate care and support given to Mom by all staff of Braeside Nursing Home during her illness. Funeral service Was held June 8, 2019 in Peniel United Church, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Burial in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Church or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KINNIE, Kenneth Robert - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kenneth Robert Kinnie, age 74, of Vancouver B.C., on Tuesday May 14, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kenneth leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved and only son, Robert (Sarah), of Edmonton, Alta.; brothers, Vincent (Sharon), of Wallace Station; Winston (Frances), of Dartmouth; Ronald (Judy), of Newfoundland; sisters, Marian (Bob), of Chatham, N.B.; Evelyn (John), of Calgary, Alta.; Beulah, of Springhill; Muriel (Richard), of Kitchener, Ont.; Irene of Dartmouth; Helen (Fraser), of Lake Echo; sister-in-law, Shirley, of Economy; many nieces and nephews and his good friend, Ron of Vancouver. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, Harold Harden Kennie and Jean (Greer) Kennie; brothers, John, Clifford, Sydney, Reggie and Carl; sisters, Mavis and Joan. Ken's pride and joy was his only son, Robert, whom he loved beyond measure. Ken was a veteran and was proud of his military service as an aircraft mechanic. For more than 20 years, Ken worked in building maintenance for Victory House, a home for people with chronic mental health challenges, he was well loved here by staff and residents. Ken enjoyed his time on the rooftop garden of the Veteran's building he lived in. He was the master of growing peppers, tomatoes, strawberries and other plants. He was well known for sharing the fruits of his labours, some peppers could get very hot! Another passion of Ken's was travelling he loved his road trips to Texas, Las Vegas, Edmonton and around British Columbia when family came to visit. He often travelled back to his maritime home to spend time with precious family. Cremation has taken place. Kenneth's final road trip will be back to Nova Scotia where he will be laid to rest beside his parents and siblings. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kenneth's name to BC Cancer Foundation. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

SIDLER, Robert Mark, age 72, of Truro, Nova Scotia, passed away resulting from an accident on May 24, 2019. He was born on October 27, 1946 in Truro to the late Bernard Sidler and Sylvia Bernice (Margolian) Sidler. An avid outdoorsman, Robert dedicated himself to his interests, ranging from motorsports, aviation, competitive shooting, upland bird hunting, and fresh and saltwater fly fishing. He actively participated in the community through, among others, the family business, Margolians Maritimes Ltd. and his volunteer interests such as the Colchester Regional Hospital. Robert was unsparing of himself in the pursuit of his craft, all the while devoting himself to helping others to improve theirs. He was predeceased by his wife, Daina (Biskaps) Sidler and nephew, Jason Cormier. He is survived by his sons, Mark and Christopher Sidler; daughters-in-law, Sarah (Chaimovitz) Sidler and Elizabeth Liang; granddaughter, Georgiana, and his granddaughter-to-be; his companion, Jody Newhouse, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick; her son, Alexander Lively, and the Newhouse family; his sister, Karen Cormier; brother-in-law, Donald Cormier, and their family in Amherst, N.S. He will be missed by all whose lives were enriched by his presence, including his beloved dogs, Ruff and Briley. At his request, there will be no service or memorial in his honour. He preferred instead to be remembered through the shared experiences of friends and family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

FULTON, Adam A. – Age 35, of Parrsboro passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Hamilton, Ont. Born in Truro, he was a son of Albert and Karla (Yorke) Fulton, Parrsboro. Adam was a journeyman-pipefitter with United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry in Hamilton. Besides his parents, he is survived by his soul mate, Hanna Warren, Parrsboro; his children, Lane, Macey Lee, and Arynn; a brother, Tyler (Chelsi Cormier), Fredericton; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A ‘Celebration of Adam’ gathering was held at the Parrsboro Legion Hall on June 3, 2019. Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund established at the Parrsboro Branch of RBC supporting Adam’s children. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com   Like his Uncle Randy, Adam is on his journey back home.

CAMERON, Barbara O. – Age 50, of Parrsboro and formerly of Woods Harbour passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Yarmouth, she was a daughter of Winburn Cameron, Woods Harbour and the late Kathleen (Smith) Cameron. Besides her father, she is survived by her companion, Kevin George, Parrsboro; a brother, David Cameron (Pam), Woods Harbour; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Kathleen and a sister, Debbie. A graveside service will take place in Woods Harbour at a later date. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MURRAY, Joyce E. - It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Joyce E. Murray of Parrsboro, on May 29, 2019 at age 86. Widowed as a mother of five young children, Joyce was an exceptional parent who provided a model of how to live a good life. She saw the best in all people and situations, and had a deep and abiding faith that sustained her. From a chickadee on her lawn or low tide at First Beach to the work of Monet, one of her favorite artists, Joyce had the ability to enjoy beauty all around her. Joyce’s skill and artistry as a musician were well known. She was a music teacher in Tatamagouche, River Hebert and Parrsboro, and taught piano for many years. Her musical talents led to her extensive community involvement as choir director for St. Brigid’s Catholic Church and accompanist for many events throughout the community of Parrsboro. Joyce was an avid reader and had a lifelong interest in language, words and their derivatives. Most of all, Joyce was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who leaves many who will miss her greatly including her five daughters and their partners, Anne (Jeff), Patricia (Paul), Barb (Maurice), Nancy (Jim), and Rosemary (Aubrey); grandchildren, Tom, Erin, Rachel, Patrick, Julia, Michael and Levon; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Marilyn Orr, Sally Anne Wagstaff, Anne Davison, Nancy Curleigh. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom Murray; parents, Perley and Georgia Wright; and siblings, Mary, Carolyn, Elspeth and Eric. Funeral service was held on June 4, 2019 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Rev. Craig Christenson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Autism Nova Scotia or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DELANEY, Marjorie Irene "Marj"  84, Onslow Mountain, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at home. Born in North River, she was a daughter of the late Millidge and Jessie (Crowe) Blair. Marj is survived by her son, Eddie (Patty) Delaney; granddaughters, Shelley (Chris) Simpson, Wendy (Joe) Patterson; great grandchildren, "Nanny Ma" to Cassie and Jack Simpson and "One Nan" to Brady and Alex Patterson; sisters, Lill (Charles) Edwards, Florence (Steven) Morrisey, Judy (Bruce) Sarson, Linda (Chuck) Patriquin; brother, Wes (Marion) Blair; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A special bond was held with great nieces, Jessie and Emma Patriquin, who lovingly started the name "Aunt Ma". Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Hector Delaney; sisters, Rose (Hughie) Hutchinson, Florence in infancy; brother, Ross (Betty) Blair. Graveside interment service was held Friday, June 7, 2019, at North River United Church Cemetery, 36 Truro Road, North River, Major Bruce Jennings officiated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

URQUHART, Christine Lea "Chris" – 65, Masstown, passed away suddenly, as a result of heart complications, on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Chris was an active member of Masstown United Church where she was a life-time member of UCW; she was Past President of UCW Presbyterial and was currently serving as Secretary. An active community member, she was Secretary for Masstown Community Association and a regular contributor to The Shoreline Journal. She was quick to support any charity or fundraiser and loved reading, nature, gardening and spending time at the cottage in Brule. Chris is survived by her loving husband, Ron; daughters, Brenda Carrigan, Truro Heights; Tracy Carrigan, Truro; grandson, Trevor MacMeekin, Truro Heights; step-children, Brenna Urquhart (Mike), Truro; Bryan Urquhart, Alberta; sister, Beth Hayman (Darren Cox), Brookfield; brother, Anthony Hayman (Lorraine), California; niece, Mary-Beth (Noah). Special thanks are extended to the EHS and Emergency Room doctors and staff at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, for your care, support and understanding. Funeral service was held Sunday, June 9, 2019, at First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Private interment in Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DOWE, D. Aldroyd ‘Elroy’ – Age 75, of Lower Five Islands passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Albert and Amy (Laurie) Dowe. He is survived by his wife, the former Dianna Lewis; grandchildren, Shane and Megan; numerous sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Douglas. A graveside service was held June 12, 2019 in Peniel United Cemetery, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the L.A. Animal Shelter. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

SUTHERLAND, Ronald Vincent – 70, Belmont, passed away June 6, 2019, at All Saints Springhill Hospital, Springhill. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Verna (Conley) Sutherland. Along with his mother, Ron was predeceased by his brothers, Charlie and Bobby; sisters, Toby and Doreen. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Ricky (Robin); Jason (Rebecca); Corey; grandchildren, Joseph, Scott, Alyssa, Michelle and Eric; also survived by in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Ron’s family received friends on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Full obituary and condolences at www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SLACK, Cayne Jullian Debert. On June 9, 2019, our first son, grandson, nephew, brother and cousin found his peace. Cayne was sweet, kind, thoughtful, intelligent and so very loving. He was also very sarcastic and stubborn. He loved bikes, scooters, motors and music – he did nothing without music. It spoke to his heart and with music, he said so much. As per Cayne’s wishes, we held a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in the West Colchester United Arena, 1089 Masstown Rd., Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

DUNBAR, Susan A. – Age 62, of Advocate Harbour passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late James and Marjorie (Mills) Dunbar, and Lester Crossman. Susan was a resident of the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, and previously at the Chignecto Manor. Susan’s most favorite thing was socializing and playing cards. She always loved to go to eat and would talk up a storm to all she met. She enjoyed scrapbooking, clipping movie stars photos and pasting them into books. She liked doing her "office work" which was scribbling on paper and filing them away. She enjoyed sitting around campfires singing, particularly Brown Eyed Girl while hugging everyone. She is survived by sisters, Etta Dunbar (Mike Fraser), Jenny Ward (Barry) and Ivan Crossman (Donna); numerous nieces and nephews. No funeral services will be held. Susan will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of the Bayview Memorial Health Centre. Arrangements under the direction of Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PHINNEY, Elizabeth Mae - 72, Bass River, passed away on June 12, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (McCullough) Suttis. Liz is survived by her sons, Troy Phinney (Lori), St Albert, AB; Todd Phinney, Edmonton, AB; Tory Phinney, Bass River; grandchildren, Taylor, Coltyn, Jacob, Jared, Hank; great-grandchild, Scarlett; brothers, David Suttis, Stratford, ON; brother, Dale (Ellie) Suttis, Truro; sisters, Dianne McKegney, Sharon Sabourin, Beverly Suttis (Terry), all of Kingston, ON. She was predeceased by her brother, Harry Suttis Jr.; partner, Donald Richards. Honouring Liz’s wishes, there will be no funeral service, however a celebration of life will be arranged by family 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

PEPPARD, Herbert George – 98, Truro, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019. Herb, proud family man and lifelong resident of Nova Scotia, was born in Truro on July 7, 1920, the first son of Herbert and Ida (Henderson) Peppard. He was the loving husband of Greta (MacPhee) and father of Herb, Lark and Rosalee. Herb was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Greta (MacPhee); his parents, Herbert and Ida (Henderson) Peppard; sisters and brothers-in-law: Dorothy and Bernard DeCoste, Iola and Loran Morrison, Patricia and John Rioux; brother and sister-in-law: Raymond and Shirley (nee Chisholm); and brothers-in-law, Russell Fielding and William Cummings. Herb is survived by his three children: Herb (Deborah), Lark (Carmen) Hewer, Rosalee (Allan) Lockyer; seven grandchildren: Isabel, Herb V; Candle (John) Larkin, Oak (Cynthia) Hewer, Ginger (Brian) Lafave; Luke (Lauren) Lockyer, Mosher (Christine) Lockyer; and four great-grandchildren: Ashton Hewer, Sky Larkin, Summer Larkin, and North Lafave. Herb is also survived by siblings: Louise (nee Peppard) Fielding, Albert and Kaye (nee Cox), Betty (nee Peppard) Cummings, and Bill and Betty (nee Sutherland); and brother-in-law Tom and Jean (nee Kingston) MacPhee; as well as cherished extended Peppard and MacPhee families, long-time companion Karen Taylor, and caregiver Mary Carrier. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, where Herb’s family will receive friends from 2-4, 6-8 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First United Church, 711 Prince Street, on Sunday, July 7, 2019, (Herb’s birthday) at 2 pm. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

COOK, George Frederick - 76, Onslow Mountain, passed away June 15, 2019, at Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late William "Bill" and Agnes (Gordon) Cook. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Joan (Buchanan) Cook; his children, Steve (Shannon), Jamie; much loved grandchildren, Ashley (Nick), Chris (Lienna),  who he was so very proud of; great-grandchildren, Zoey and Levi who he loved dearly; sisters, Gertie and Eileen; numerous, nieces, nephews, inlaws and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Roland Wilson. A Celebration of Life with George’s family will take place 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

CARTER, John Edwin - 79, Debert, passed away June 16, 2019, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Debert, he was a son of the late Edwin and Corena (Staples) Carter. He is survived by his sons, Jeffrey (Deann), Berwick Jason (Jackie), Winnipeg; grandchildren, Zachary, Matthew, Avery; sister, Gracie (BJ) Tan, Debert; brothers, Phylip (Gail), Bedford; Brent (June), New Market, NB; Ben (Charlotte), Windsor Junction; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Stephen. Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Debert Baptist Church, 1273 Plains Road, Debert, Reverend Paul Worden officiated. Interment was held in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

GEORGE, Sharon Louise - Londonderry, NS. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Sharon Louise George on June 18, 2019 in the QEII Health Science Centre, Dixon Building, Halifax. Born in Truro on August 26, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Alton and Muriel (Cooke) Rushton. She loved her days at Bingo and was a member of the Great Village Fire Brigade, Ladies Auxiliary. She loved being around family and friends always willing to help people when needed. She will be deeply missed by her husband Alton George, her daughter, Carrie (Stephen), sons, Laurie (Lisa), David (Vanessa), Wayne (Ashley), Step children, Sherry and Ronnie; grandchildren, Brian, Justin, Jacob, Chellcea, Brandon, Damien, Serena, Mike, Joey, Lucas, Liam, Patince, Sydney, Marshall, Alea, Sophie, Nayla and great grandchildren. Sharon is also survived by brother, Micheal (Carol); sister, Anna; sister-in-law, Debbie; nephew and nieces. Besides her parents she was predeceased brothers, Terry, Timmy, Chris; brother-in-law, Dale Rushton and nephew, Jody Rushton. To Celebrate Sharon’s Life we will hold a visitation at the Londonderry Community Hall on June 29th from 11am - 1pm. Donations in Sharon’s Memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS, Kidney Foundation of NS or the Diabetes Association of NS. Arrangements are entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro, N.S.   Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SPENCE, Priscilla Kathleen – 69, Debert. It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, Priscilla (Dunlap) Spence on June 19, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre.  On November 5, 1949, Priscilla was born into a large family from Dean, Musquodoboit Valley. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry. She is survived by her only living sibling, Irene Stuart (Dunlap);  sons, Arthur Muise Jr., Truro, Rodney Muise (Anastasia), Debert, Michael Muise (Sarah), Fredericton N.B., Troy Muise, Truro; stepsons, Larry Spence Jr. (Vanessa), Truro, Dana Spence (Nicole) N.B. and Greg Spence, Great Village; her adored grandchildren, Devin, Melissa, Chelsey, Hannah, Madison, Andrea, Brooklyn, Tyler and Haleigh as well as numerous nieces and nephews that she loved so much and some great friends. Priscilla was a very loving and caring lady whose eyes lit up every time her sons walked in her door.  She truly loved life and the simple things. She adored her family, especially her boys and siblings. Time with family was something she truly treasured, like the sister sleepovers. Her excitement around Christmas really showed her family its true meaning. Priscilla will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Celebration of Life was held June 23, 2019 in the Debert Lodge, 1191 Plains Rd. Debert. Family interment on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Londonderry. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com  


 

June 2019

LUMMISS, Dennis J. – Age 76, of Goodwood, Ont. passed away, Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham, Ont. Born in Peterborough, Ont., he was a son of the late James and Betty (Dillabough) Lummiss. He was a retired industrial millwright. Dennis is survived by his wife, Merna (Sterling) Lummiss; daughter, Tracy Lummiss (John Vrakking), Toronto; a son, Neil (Cindy), Barrie, Ont.; a brother, James (Charmaine), Berkeley, Ont.; grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Toby, Isaac, Abi; great grandson, Trent; sisters-in-law, Carol, and Wilma; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister in infancy, Betty Ann; brothers, Gerry, Doug. Funeral service was held May 2, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Clarence Clark officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Odette Cancer Program (Sunnybrook Foundation), Sick Kids Toronto or IWK Foundation, Halifax. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HOLLIS, Alton "Al" Wardrope 96 – Central Onslow, passed away peacefully at his Onslow, N.S. home Friday, April 26, 2019. Born in Springhill, N.S. on January 25, 1923, he was the son of the late John Campbell and Anna Pearl (Letcher) Hollis. Al served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. After the war, he attended Business College in Moncton. His outgoing personality and drive served him well as he began 72 years in the automotive industry. His venture in the car business began with a small used car operation and a British Hillman car dealership in Springhill, later taking on a sub-franchise for Ford. During the late 50’s he relocated to Moncton, N.B. and opened a small Plymouth franchise. With the opportunity to acquire the local Ford franchise, he co-founded Fundy Ford with business partner, Doug Casey. The enterprise grew into a string of dealerships across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. During a vacation to Fort Lauderdale in 1964, he decided to sell his interests in the automotive business to his partner and "retire" to sunny Florida with his young family. After a year of beach and golf, Al got itchy to get back into the car business and created a fleet division for one of the largest Chrysler Plymouth dealerships in the U.S. Following a successful decade in business in the US, the family moved to Truro, N.S. where he opened Truro Chrysler Plymouth, followed by a partnership in a Lincoln Mercury franchise, and finally opening Hollis Ford in 1990. An avid singer, Al was a member of various barbershop quartets and choirs for over 75 years. During the 50's, he and his quartet, "The Major Chords," won numerous championships in competition. As a business leader, Al was a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Truro and active in their community projects. He had the unique distinction of sponsoring the first female member of the Rotary Club of Truro, and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award; one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow in recognition of outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary. Placing service above self. He remained active traveling into his 93rd year when a stroke slowed him down slightly. A man in perpetual motion, he continued to enjoy day trips in the car and attended music sessions several times a week. The family wishes to acknowledge the various care givers that allowed Alton to enjoy his last years in the comfort of his own home including Donna Ross, Marion Stoddart and Terri Lynn McNutt who have been steadfast and stayed the course along with the Victorian Order of Nurses, Continuing Care, Dr. Michael Murray and Dr. Amanda Webster. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma (Hall); son, Gary; sisters, Lucy and Dorothy and brothers, Almer and Cyril. He is survived by his sons, Rick Hollis (Tammi), John Hollis (Margaret), his daughter, Margo Mills (Dave), Susan Hollis (daughter-in-law), Joyce Hoeg (sister-in-law); grandchildren, Ben Hollis, Lauren Hollis, Sara (Mills) MacIsaac and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held as per his wishes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Celebration of Life will be posted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to VON, Colchester Community Workshop, Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade or Rotary International. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

RUSHTON, Phyllis Elizabeth - 74, Bass River, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, in Elk Court, Brookfield. Born in Folly Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Randall and Dorothy (Bannister) Jordan. She is survived by her son, Michael (Jennifer), Whites Lake; step-daughter, Beverly Jordan, Bass River; granddaughter, Fiona; sisters, Darlene Jordan, Great Village; Paulette Rushton (Allen), Amherst; Marguerite Gregory, Great Village; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Ray Rushton; twins in infancy; brothers, Gary, Donald, John Randall in infancy; sister, Linda in Infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, May 4, 2019, Reverend Larry Tirrell officiated. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

YORKE, Chester W. – Age 88, of Parrsboro passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Yorke Settlement, he was a son of the late Irvin and Lillian (Bowden) Yorke. He is survived by his wife, Connie (Corbett) Yorke; daughters, Anna Perry (Charles), Two Islands; Sandra Dowe, Southampton; Helen Forbes (Robert), New Prospect; sons, Arthur (Karen), Palmerston, Ont.; Chester (Cindy),  Parrsboro; a brother, Willard (Eva), Diligent River; grandchildren, Jolyne, Dan, April, Justin, Robert, Catlin, Travis, Kayla, Kristen; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Euda, Ada; brothers, Malcolm, Layton, Joseph. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ALLEN, Isobel M – Age 58, of Fox River passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at home. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Edward K. and Cynthia W. (Lake) Hatfield. She is survived by her husband, Kenny, Shediac, N.B. ; a daughter, Marci McCulley (Julian), Dartmouth; a son, Bradley, Shediac, N.B.; sisters, Diana Perry, Port Greville; Jacqueline LeBlanc (Blain), Amherst; Susan Hatfield (Myles), Amherst; Shelley Lake (John), Elmsdale; grandchildren, Cameron and Bryson McCulley; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her companion, Peter McCully; brothers, Edward J., and Morton infancy. A graveside service was held Monday, May 13, 2019 at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Fox River, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Memorial donations may be made to  charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com                                         

WILSON, Phyllis Arlene - 72, Bible Hill, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Onslow Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Celia (Crowe) Lynds. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles Wilson; son, Glen (Donna), North River; granddaughter, Leah (Garth); sisters, Rose (Morris) McCallum, North River; Jane Moore (David Aalders), Truro; Darlene Blaikie, Bridgewater; Joan (Warren) McAuley, Bridgewater; brothers, Eric (Nancy) Lynds, Ontario; Donnie (Helen) Lynds, Onslow Mountain; Willie (Vie) Lynds, Bible Hill; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Lemmons, Bible Hill; Orville Otterson, Crowes Mills; sisters-in-law, Betty Lynds, Belmont; Lorraine Lynds, Truro. She was predeceased by sisters, Irene Otterson, Irma Lemmons; brothers, Robert Lynds, Foster Lynds, Murray Lynds; sister-in-law, Lillian Lynds; brother-in-law, Kerry Blaikie. Graveside service was held Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SMITH, H. Marilyn – 88, of Five Islands, Colchester County passed away, Saturday, May 4, 2014 at her daughter, Sheila’s home in Truro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Grace Chambers. Marilyn was a graduate of Truro Normal College, and taught school for 35 years in Economy and Five Islands. She was an active member of Peniel United Church, Five Islands and the U.C.W. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Croft, Truro; grandchildren, Melanie Faulkner (Corey Bartlett), Truro; Sara Jane Pinner (Phillip), Stoney Plain, Alta.; Ryan Faulkner (Laura Lee), Truro; great grandchildren, Keagan Faulkner, Sayge Bartlett, Caleb and Riley Pinner, Isla Faulkner. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon in 2014. A special thank you to Janet and Bonnie, Mom’s caregivers over the past several months, your kindness and caring made this journey easier for us all. Funeral service was held May 9, 2019 at Peniel United Church, Five Islands, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Donations in moms memory  may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or the Lower Five Islands Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com 

RIPLEY, Lavinia "Annie" (Stewart) – 97 of Truro, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2019 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Adelaine (McGinnis) Stewart. Annie spent many years taking care of her family and was a member of the Truro Congregation of Kingdom Hall. She held a special place in her heart for animals, but was especially fond of cats and horses. Annie is survived by her niece, Charlene Palmer (Garth), nephews, John Stewart (Gina) and Ben Stewart; sister-in-law, Kaye Stewart and long-time family friends, Frank and Peggy Stewart. She was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, William Dawson Ripley and brothers, Donald and Alex Stewart. A Funeral Service was held May 17, 2019 at 11a.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro with Mr. David Spence officiating. Interment will take place in Mahon Cemetery. Donations in Annie’s memory may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SLOCUM, Ethel V. - It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our mother Ethel V Slocum (Allen) age 91 of Masstown, and formerly of Apple River. Ethel passed peacefully, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre surrounded by her family. She was born on July 19, 1927 on Allen Hill. She raised her family in Apple River while running a country store and performing bookkeeper duties for the woods operation. As if all of that wouldn’t keep a person busy enough she was a member of the Apple River UCW, attended quilting bees, participated in Home and School activities.  Mom became a member of the Fundy Shore auto club and after moving to Masstown 13 years ago joined the UCW in Masstown, attended musicals and has also been known to assist several times with the family blueberry line.  Ethel is survived by daughters, Ellen Johnston (Floyd), New Salem; Mabel Ells (Randy), Hammonds Plains; Erma Cox (Bruce), Bass River; sons, Ronald (Bernice ), Glenholme; Ricky (Christine ), Portapique; Raymond (Dawn), Debert. She is also survived by ten grandchildren as well as several great and great-great grandchildren. Ethel is also survived by a special sister-in-law Marie Embrett. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Ray; her parents, Amasa and Effie (Dowe) Allen; sisters, Alene Yorke, Edith Hatfield and Shirley Collins; and brother Arlie. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 18th at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Trenholm officiated. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Advocate Cemetery, the Apple River Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CONRAD, Patricia Gail  73, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with her loving daughters at her side, on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Frances (Bartlett) Tibbitts. Gail is survived by her daughters, Vicky Conrad (Brian McCallum), Onslow Mountain; Sherry Bolger (Jason Willis), Salmon River; grandchildren, Doug Conrad (Jenna), Brandon Bolger, Jacob Bolger, Bible Hill; sister, Judy Prodger, Valley; half-brother, Shawn Hanham, Onslow Mountain; many nieces and nephews. Along with her mother, she was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Joseph Franklin Conrad; son, Frankie; sister, Diane Tibbitts; half-brothers, Donald Tibbitts, Bob White. Gail’s family received friends from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Truro Horsemen’s Club, 288 Main Street, Bible Hill. Private interment will be held in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Canning, Mary J. – Age 94, of Parrsboro passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late J. Harden and Olive (Smith) McAloney. She is survived by sons, Philip (Judy Aylward); Morris (Gleneida), all of Parrsboro; a grandson, Collin Canning, Dartmouth; step-granddaughter, Carla Siddall (Jeremy) and their son, Walker; step-grandson, Derrick MacBurnie, and his daughter, Charlie; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Lyall Canning; second husband, Kenneth Canning; sisters, Ruth, Marie, Betty; brothers, Ronald, David. In keeping with Mary’s wishes, a private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church or to the Victorian Order of Nurses (Cumberland). Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

OLSEN, Viola I. – Age 89, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Economy Point, she was a daughter of the late Alton and Sylvia (Morrison) Currie. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Rathburn (Steven), Swan Creek, N.B.; a son, Major Carl Olsen (Sharon), Hammond, Ont.; grandchildren, Laurie Leigh, Sarah, Eric; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Zachary, Alton and Ophelia; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl in 1984; sisters, Susan, Jean, Georgie, Dorothy, Clara, Edna, Agnes, Juanita; brothers, Stewart, Frank, Gordon, Howard. In keeping with Viola’s wishes, a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

HARVEY, Kevin M. - Age 63, of Port Greville passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst surrounded by family. Born in Toronto, he was the son of the late Malcolm A. and Claudina ‘Tod’ (Durant) Harvey. He is survived by his wife, best friend, and life-long partner of over 35 years, Monika; sons, Corey (Heidi); Kyle (Kelsea); and Nicholas (Amy); a sister, Melissa Hood (Ron); brothers, Geoffrey; Craig; and Alex (Margaret); his grandchildren, who were recipients of his endless love, Wynn, Ezra, Briar, and Tessa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who Kevin enjoyed making lasting memories with. Kevin embodied a spirit of adventure, kindness, love, and optimism. Many adventures, included being the last lighthouse keepers at Cape Sharp, buying and renovating the Fox River school house, and building their dream log home. Always a passionate naturist and avid photographer, he was never far from a beach, with a camera in one hand, Monika not far away, and his dog running nearby. His friendly and nonjudgmental personality, kindness, long chats, and great smile will be missed by all. A celebration of his life will be held at the Ottawa House Museum on August 17th, 2019 at 3:00pm, with a bonfire in the evening at the Harvey Family cottage. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust (nsnt.ca/giving/celebratory-and-memorial-gifts/) or Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/give-a-gift-in-memory-or-in-honour/). Online condolences at smithsfuneralhome.com

 


MISSED OBITUARIES - MARCH 2019

(EDITOR’S NOTE: We apologize to everyone. A file containing Obituaries for the March issue got overwritten. As a result the following 17 obituaries did not get printed. We are publishing this as a separate file from current Obituaries in the May 2019 issue. Again, our apologies.)

LYNDS, Brent Cyril - 70, Westchester Station, passed away, Saturday, December 8, 2018, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Westchester Station, he was a son of the late Thomas and Emma (Turner) Lynds. Brent was a woodsman for many years. He is survived by his brother Joe Lynds, McPherson Mills, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Garnet and Jerry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, December 13, 2018, Pastor Linda Fillmore officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MARSHALL, Joseph Gillis "Joe" - 72, Belmont, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Cooks Brook, he was a son of the late Alexander and Bessie (Marshall) Marshall. Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Heather (Redmond) Marshall; daughter, Connie Meggers (David), Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA; son, Joey, at home; sisters, Lillian Rafuse (Donald) Hoyt, Truro; Frances Otterson (Jack Worth), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine Marshall; sister, Hazel Cox; brothers, Bernard, Herbert, Dougall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Graveside service will take place at a later date in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McKENNA-STANTON, Mary "Hilda" - 93, Truro, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was a daughter of the late Edmond and Mary (Ross) Shipley. She is survived by sons, Robert Stanton (Elisabeth) Truro; James (Diane) Stanton, Truro; Stephen (Janie) Stanton, Londonderry; daughter, Heather Stanton, Truro;  brother, Gordon (Shirley) Shipley, Debert; sisters, Annie Goodwin, Truro; Ethel Crossman, Truro; Rosie Proctor, Ontario; sister-in-law, Lynn Shipley, Truro; grandchildren, Shane, Stephen, Charlene, Neil, Chanel, Gale; many great grandchildren, who mom loved dearly. She was predeceased by her late husband, Clarence Arthur Stanton; brothers, Wilfred; George; Elroy; sisters, Lillian; Viola. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, December 20, 2018, Reverend Roderick Bezanson officiated. Interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery at a later date.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PEPPARD, James William "Jim" – 81, Truro, formerly of Great Village, passed away on December 28, 2018 at Cederstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late Matthew and Louise (Rose) Peppard. Jim was always devoted to his family and leaves behind his loving wife, Blanche; son, Sterling (Paula) and their children, Matt, Thomas, Stevi, Jacolbi; son, Jim (Szu) and their children, Hannah, Tiffany, daughter, Cynthia (Aaron) and their children, Dale, Daniel, brother, Ken (Dianne); sister, Ruth; sister-in-law, Marie. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack; sister, Marjorie. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Royal Canadian Legion, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment in Mahon 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

LEWIS, M. Sydney "Bubby" – 76, Lower Sackville, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018, at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Royal and Beryl (Davis) Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bev (Smith) Lewis; his daughters, Kim (Geoff), Hammonds Plains; Nicole (Joe), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Sydney, Max, Jacob, Riley; sisters, Linda, Lower Sackville; Trudy, Lower Five Islands; brothers; Allan (Susan), Masstown; Barry and Arnold, Lower Five Islands; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Murdelle and Carolyn; brothers, Royal Jr. and Morton. There was a celebration of life held at his daughter’s house in Hammonds Plains, for family and friends on Saturday, January 12th, 2019. Interment in Economy 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

GEDDES, Nellie Elizabeth - 83, Truro Heights, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Severn and Nellie (Lynds) Bell. She is survived by a brother, Osborne Bell (Flossie), Onslow Mountain; brother-in-law, Elroy Geddes (Marg), Valley; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Murray, Truro; Myrna Bell, Onslow Mountain; brother-in-law, Clarence Hamilton, Crowes Mills; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Daniel Geddes; brother, Ernest; sister, Pearl. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 8th at 2 pm . Reverend Connie Stewart will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Aenon Baptist Cemetery, Central North River. Donations in memory may be made to the Truro Height’s United Baptist Church. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Nellie’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STARRATT, Erma Joyce   98, Bass River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late James and Jennie (MacLaughlin) Starratt. Joyce is survived by her sisters, Clara Galway (Roy), Listowel, Ontario; Barbara MacDonald Hood, Truro; nieces and nephews, Jim (Meg), Margaret (Roddy), Peter (Janice), Margaret, Robert (Paulette), Brian (Linda), Andrew (Doug), Elizabeth (Mark); many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn McLellan. Funeral service was held Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Spring interment in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JOBB, Doris Mae  89, Truro, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Being the only child of Barry and Dorothy (Staples) Totten (Upper Belmont), she toddled around the logging camps where her parents worked during her pre-school years and later, as she grew older, helped out on the Totten Farm (Staples Brook Road), assisting Mom and Dad Totten with numerous farm chores. Doris is survived by her friend, Allison Gower, Truro; sons, Wayne, Edmonton; Al (Kathy), Sechelt, British Columbia; Brian (Joan), Lunenburg; Dean (Kerry Oliver), Wolfville; daughters, Shannon (Phillip Hamula), Calgary, Alberta; Gail (Gary Collier), Peers, Alberta; Janet (Michael Trefry), Hatchet Lake; grandchildren, Scott, Keri, Ryan, Gregg, Grant, Genna, Anna, Stuart, Erin, Neil, Matthew, Benjamin, Evan; 10 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Winston Jobb, Redcliff, Alberta; Reverend Leslie Jobb, Lower Sackville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wendell; sisters, Marie Stephenson, Betty Power. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, January 26, 2019, Reverend Leslie Jobb officiated. Interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BARRETT , Robert Curtis "Bob" – 81, Bible Hill, formerly of Murray Siding, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Jack and Frances (Wambolt) Barrett. Bob is survived by his wife, Rosemary "Roby" (MacEachern); children, Angie (Chris) MacIntyre, Robbie (Jenny), Gina (Stephen) White, Michael; grandchildren, Daniel, Ryan, Lauren, Hilary, Gregory, Janelle, Noah; great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Arianna, Linken; sister, Kaye Porter, Peterborough, Ontario; sister-in-law, Earlene Barrett, Truro; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mike and Sylvia MacEachern, Joe and Anne Marie MacEachern, Bill and Peggy McVicar, Robert MacEachern, Jerry MacEachern. He will be fondly remembered by many special cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, Christopher; sister, Elaine; brothers, Jack, Charles in infancy; brother-in-law, Ron Porter. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Cristinel Fartadi officiated. Spring interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacSWAIN, Randall Carl "Randy" - 63, Truro, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of Ethel (Burch) MacSwain and the late Edward MacSwain. Besides his mother, Randy is survived by his step-daughter, Dawn (Fisher) Rossiter, Truro; grandchildren, Taylor and Kasey, Onslow; brother, Michael (Bonnie), Bible Hill; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his wife Maryanne; son Mark. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MAINE, Percy Henry – 85, Masstown, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was born in New Brunswick. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com  

REID, Brenda Jean - 71, Valley, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth MacMillan and Sylvia (Tutty) Parker. She is survived by sons, Victor (Lourdes), Brampton, ON; Mark (Patty), Ottawa; Shawn (Jacqueline), Fredericton, NB; Erick (Andrea), Onslow Mountain; daughter, Carla Fenton (John), Grand Prairie, AB; grandchildren, Stephanie, Samantha, Bethany, Colby, Kyle, Ryan, Meggan, Emilee, Grace, Alexis, Garath, Logan, Mary, Emily; great-grandchildren, Sapphire, Phoenix; brothers, Donnie (Marilyn), Whitney Pier; Freddie (Cathy), Toronto, ON; Clifford, Ontario; sisters, Pansy Baker, Finch, ON, Yvonne Weatherbee (Fred), Truro Heights; Karen Pratt (Johnny), Valley; Marena Weavers (Paul), Kemptville, ON. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Earle Reid; brothers, Hugh Weatherbee in infancy, Douglas MacMillan, Larry Weatherbee; sisters, April Works (Frank) and Alice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Graveside service will take place at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PEPPARD, Ethel Blanche – 71, Truro, formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Little Hearts Ease, but grew up in Clarenville, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jemima Drodge. Blanche was a devoted mother and wife and leaves behind her son, Sterling (Paula) and their children, Matt, Thomas, Stevi, Jacolbi; son, Jimmy (Szu) and their children, Hannah, Tiffany; daughter, Cynthia (Aaron) and their children, Dale, Daniel; siblings, Eva, Doris (Jer), Shirley (Gerry), Pearl (Wayne), Bernice, Rowena, Brenda, Marcie (Charles), Nina (Edgar), Bonnie, Lorna (Robert), Armine (Vera), Don (Elaine); sisters-in-law, Ruth, Marie; brothers-in-law, Ken (Diane), Darryl; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James "Jim"; sisters, Mary, Wavey; brothers-in-law, Lindsay, Rod. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Royal Canadian Legion, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment in Mahon Cemetery at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CARRIGAN, Harold Ross - 78, Truro, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Frank and Edith (Chapman) Carrigan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet (Terry) Carrigan; daughter, Wanda Carrigan, Toronto, ON; sons, Tim (Lana), Orillia, ON; Vaughn, Truro; grandchildren, Jessica, Brittney, Brandon, Keelan, Faolin, Seth, Shala, Katerina, Elana; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews;  sisters-in-law, Joan Carrigan, Truro; Betty Carrigan, Truro; Barbara Rushton, Wentworth; brothers-in-law, George Terry, Hilden; Ray Terry, Winnipeg, MB; James Terry, Truro. He was predeceased by brothers, Frank Jr, Bill, Roy, Don; sisters, Shirley, Helen Deloris in infancy; brother-in-law Albert Corbin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, February 9, 2019, The Reverend Lori Ramsey  officiated. Interment at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

LYNK, Lila Mae – 82, Wentworth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Florence (Crowe) Delaney. Lila is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynk (Bruce Laird), Wentworth; grandson, Corey Laird, Truro; granddaughter, Jenna Laird, Wentworth; sister, Maryann Wilson, Truro; brother, Curtis Delaney, Oxford; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth in infancy; brothers, Dexter, Robert and Thomas Delaney. Interment will be held at a later date at Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacCALLUM, Muriel Clare  89, North River, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Glenholme, she was a daughter of the late George and Jessie (Wyllie) Weatherby. Muriel was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her children, Gerry (Ginger), Lorna (Mike) Cox, Roger (Karen), Greg (Kenda); step daughter, Judy (David) Ettinger; grandchildren, Krista (Shane) Holman, Holly (Matt) Whitty, Jeffrey (Tasha) Cox, Tyler (Shauna) MacCallum, Darcy MacCallum, Nick (Robyn) MacCallum, Matthew (Dayna) MacCallum, Connor MacCallum; great grandchildren, Macayla Cote, Mason and Lia Holman, Clara and James Whitty, Declan MacCallum; sister-in-law, Joyce Weatherby; brother-in-law, Keith Roberts. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Murray Donald MacCallum; sisters, Willa Bigney, Georgie Roberts; brother, Lorne Weatherby. All are welcome to join us for a graveside service at 1 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019, at Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. If so desired, donations in Muriel’s memory to Bible Hill Cemetery or Canadian Blood Services are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

QUINN, Janet E. - It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Janet E. Quinn, age 72, of Economy. Janet passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Honora (Ferguson) Atkinson Dobson. Janet, along with her husband Angus, owned and operated the popular Hilltop Family Restaurant in Springhill for nearly 30 years where they made many wonderful friends. After selling the restaurant, they moved to Lower Economy where they opened the Hightide Bed and Breakfast and operated this business out of their home overlooking the Minas Basin. Janet was a 'people person'; she loved meeting her guests from all over the world and enjoyed hearing all about the countries they came from. In addition to her husband of almost 60 years, Angus Quinn, Economy, she will be dearly missed by her daughters, Elizabeth Cotton, Wallace; and Heather (Wayne) Knapman, Halifax; son, Paul (Natasha) Bible Hill; grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) and Amy Cotton and Madelyn and Logan Quinn; brothers, Edward (Valerie) Dobson, Springhill; and William (Bonnie) Dobson, Halifax; sisters, Heather (Delbert) Warner, Barney’s River; and Cynthia (James) Pretty, Halifax; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Roger Cotton; and lifelong friend, Linda Hatton. Arrangements have been entrusted to A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill. An Evening of Remembrance was held February 22nd. Burial will take place in Economy Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing to make a donation in Janet’s memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Janet’s online memorial at: www.brownsfuneralhome.com


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AKERMAN, Howard (Howie) Lloyd It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a man who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.  Howard was born in Great Village, NS on Dec 15, 1928 and passed away at his home in Penetanguishene, ON at the age of 90 on Jan 27, 2109 with family by his side. He started working at the young age of ten and was fortunate enough to retire after 33 years with Goodyear Tire at the young age of 53.  How many people can say they collected a pension from their employer longer than they worked there for? Howard loved ice fishing, camping, gardening, cards, family suppers and snowmobiled into his 89th year. But most of all he enjoyed time with his grandchildren.  Howard made so many trips back to his second home in Five Houses and we just can't understand how he would always get lost in Montreal!  Howard is survived by his wife Joan (Puddicombe), predeceased by his daughter Heather (Shaun, Kim, Carrie), and survived by his children Fred/Gail (Erin, Lindsey), Doug (Chris, Tracy, Mandy, Michael, Amy), Ken/Claudette (Mitchell, Emily), Bonnie/Dave (Sydney, Brandon, Camryn), and Bryan/Maria (Mathew, Samantha) and 12 great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Richard/Kaye.  Predeceased by his parents David and Caroline (Mattatall) Akerman, and siblings Earl, Hilbert, Harland, Carl, Marvin, Jean, and Marian.  Celebration of life will be held at the Penetanguishene Legion Branch 68, on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm.

RAFUSE, Margaret Marie - 85, Lower Debert, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Britt, Ontario, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Leroues) Fletcher. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Stanley Rafuse; brothers, Cecil Fletcher of Kitchener, ON, Lou Fletcher (Carol) of Kitchener, ON; sister, Jeanette Courchesne (Romeo) of Kitchener, ON; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Bert, Willis, Speedy, Tom, Bob; sister, Edna. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by family request. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacKAY, James Alexander – 84, Brookside, Colchester County. Jimmy died peacefully on Tuesday evening, March 26, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, surrounded by his family. Born in East River St. Mary’s to William and Elizabeth (Chisholm) MacKay, he gave up the farm life for trade school and became a heavy duty mechanic. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ruth; sister, Verna Purcell; brother, Louis; in-laws, Ray Fraser, Fred Wood, Joe (Margie) Archibald, Clarence (Joyce) Archibald, Vera (Sterling) Taylor, Frank Archibald, Isabel Porter, Hazel (Stewart) Gunn, Bob (Ethel) Archibald, Muriel Taylor, Ray Archibald and Harold Archibald. He is survived by his sons, Stephen (Kathy), Fredericton, New Brunswick; Michael, Toronto, Ontario; Roderick (Laura), Truro; Richard (Marilee) Halifax; grandchildren, Colin (Amy), Halifax; Alice, Calgary, Alberta; Neil, Thunder Bay, Ontario; Kellen, Truro; great grandchildren, Luke and Toby; honourary daughter, Lucrezia Hernandez, Truro; honourary grandson, Alexander (Chelsea), Halifax; sisters, Helen Fraser, New Glasgow; Peggy Wood, Rocky Mountain; brother, Jack (Cheryl), Truro; in-laws, Beth MacKay, Truro; Muriel Archibald, Denver; Russell Porter, Dartmouth; Eldon Taylor, Dartmouth; Eldon (Olive) Archibald, Denver; Marilyn Archibald, Aylesford. Funeral service was held Sunday, March 31, 2019, at St. James Presbyterian Church, 725 Prince Street, Truro, Reverend Andrew Campbell officiated. Spring interment in Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TURNER, Weldon Clifford Jr. "Weldie" – 58, Truro, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of Weldon Turner, Sr., Truro and Eileen Cook, Debert. Along with his parents, Weldie is survived by his sisters, Shelly Shipley (Gordon), Debert; Marlene Currie (Greg), Truro; Sherry Turner (Jeff), Portapique; six nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Weldie’s family received friends on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEATHERBY, Marlene Gertrude – 82, Harmony, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Born in Lower Harmony, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Gertrude (Jacobs) Ettinger. Marlene is survived by sons, Kenneth (Shelley), Fred (Kathy), Larry (Marsha); grandchildren, Adam Weatherby, Chester (Jenn) Weatherby, Sarah (Matt) McCoy, Ashlea (Jason) MacKinnon, Nita (Mitchell) Cox, Chrissy (Jeff) Lindsay, Larry (Ellen) Weatherby, Ray (Kandice) Weatherby; 14 great grandchildren, several sister and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband, Arthur; brother, Raymond Ettinger and stepmother, Nita Ettinger. Marlene loved living and working on the farm with Arthur and her son Larry. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Henderson, Lisa Weatherbee of Palliative Care, VON and homecare workers. Honouring Marlene’s wishes, a private family interment will be held in the Harmony Cemetery at a later date. If so desired, donations in Marlene’s memory may be made to the Harmony Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com  

CLARKE, Marjorie Grace  88, Truro, formerly of Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019, at The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Masstown, she was a daughter of the late John and Flora (Dykeman) Murray. Marjorie is survived by her children, Geraldine (Bill) Day, Cushing, Maine; Gary Clarke (Pamela Langille), Oliver, Colchester County; Gail Hughes (Jim Briggs), Harmony; Donna Shearer, Debert; Sheila (Ken) Raymond, Bible Hill; Shirley Penner, Redcliff, Alberta; Paula (Greg) Gero, Lower Onslow; grandchildren, Tim (Tanya) Clarke, Shawn Raymond, Melissa (Leland) Whitman, Angela Gero, Benjamin (Katinda) Shearer, Nicholas (Melissa) Shearer, Bill Day, Marie (Jon) Stewart, Marsha (Chris) Noland, Michael (Mandi) Day, Derrick Bently, Mark (Jolene) Clarke, Crystal Hughes (Brad), Jesse Sullivan, Natasha (Alex) MacLeod, Natalie Newcombe (Missy); great grandchildren, Courtney, Christian, Zachery, Joshua, Constance, Candance, Mercy, Harmony, Elijah, Emma, Eban, Ella, Brooke, Christian, Haley, Kiana, Keiren, Cordell, Kaya, Miika, Hannah, Alura, Gilby, Malena, Jenna, Ashley; sister, Teresa (Pat) Kinnear, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; brother, Harold Murray, Debert; sister-in-law, Bev Covey, Masstown; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Ferguson Clarke; grandson, Kyle Sullivan; brother, Robert Murray; sisters-in-law, Enid (Gass) Murray and Rona (Higgins) Murray. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, April 7, 2019, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Spring interment in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SLACK, Ross Oliver – 96, Debert, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Debert, he was a son of the late Munro and Laura (Matthews) Slack. Ross is survived by his son, Stanley (Rosalie) Slack, Lantz; grandson, Mark Slack (Susanne Priest) and their children, Ashlynn and Lucas, Hanwell, New Brunswick; granddaughter, Sonya (Rob) Aikens and their daughter, Addison, Upper Nine Mile River. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Creelman) Slack; son, Eric Slack; daughter, Heather Slack; great granddaughter, Norah. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Pastor Ken Fillmore officiated. Spring interment in Main Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TERFRY, Helen A. – Age 98, of Diligent River passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Wharton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude (Yorke) Yorke. She is survived by a son, Earl (Ruth Ann), Wharton; a sister, Madeline Terfry, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Michael, Aaron, Michelle; great grandchildren, Madison and Joshua; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred; sisters, Marion, Doris; brothers, Basil, Hilton, Lorway, Clayton. Funeral service was held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Diligent River Baptist Church, Rev. Clarence Clarke officiating. Burial in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Diligent River Baptist Church or to the South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MEREDITH, G. Thomas– 87, Highland Village, passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 30, 2019. Born in Ellesmere Port, England on March 9, 1932 to the late Griffith Thomas and Gladys May (Parker) Meredith. Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Valerie (Jinks); sons, Stanley (Lori) - Highland Village and Richard (Cindy) - Great Village; daughters, Rosemary (Mark)- Highland Village and Valerie - Highland Village; grandchildren, Tom (Jaime), Matthew, Christine, Andrew, Megan, David, Renee, Mitchell, Olivia, Valene and Roger; great grandchildren, Brenton and Paul, Tierney, Conlinn and Finnigan, Kaycee and Benjamin, Jordan, Danika and Sahara. Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by his eldest son, Griffith Thomas. Tom’s innate love of farming was inspired by boyhood memories of spending time on his uncle’s farm in Shobdon, England. This led to his decision to attend Reaseheath Agricultural School in Cheshire, England where he not only successfully completed his studies, but also found his partner in agriculture and the love of his life. Tom and Valerie went on to purchase "Great Leys" farm from his uncle and during the next thirteen years, they successfully developed a mixed small holdings farm and began their family.  While milking one evening and listening to a local agricultural program on the radio, he was intrigued by the opportunities offered to immigrant farmers to come to Canada.  After exploring Nova Scotia agricultural properties, he purchased the Geddes farm in Highland Village and in April of 1969, relocated his family to the shores of Cobequid Bay. Working along with his family, he began the incredible task of building a farrow to finish swine operation from the ground up. His knowledge of the Canadian pork industry led to his integral contribution and development of Pork Nova Scotia and his elected positions on the Board of Pork Nova Scotia and the Canadian Pork Council. This included a tenure as Chairman of the Canadian Pork Council and working with other board members both home and abroad to improve the overall swine breeding stock in Nova Scotia and putting Nova Scotia in the forefront of Canadian swine excellence. Along with the livestock, and as equally important, was the cultivation of the land. Tom, being the great steward he was, it brought him great gratification in producing a wide variety of arable crops. His dedication and success to improving the land through sustainable farming practices opened the door to the opportunity to hold the position of Chairman of the Livestock Feed Board of Canada. He derived immense satisfaction from assisting Eastern Canadian farmers through the administration of the Feed Freight Assistance Program. Along with the love of farming, Tom had many other passions including his joy of exploring lesser known Caribbean Isles with his Val. Together they relished snorkeling in the warm blue waters and strolling hand in hand on moon lit beaches. Tom also spent many enjoyable hours birdwatching and recording the wide variety of birds he identified. As well as keeping immaculately mowed lawns and an extensive catalogued stamp collection, he took great pride in showcasing home raised barbecued meats. Ever the farmer and wanting the family farm to succeed, he was the foundation of The Farm Gate shop. His talent for making delicious bacon wrapped brochettes was well known and sought out. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to all those who provided care and support during Tom’s illness. Cremation has taken place and at Tom’s request, there will be no service. Family friends are welcome to drop in to the farm at any time.  Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to The Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children, the Colchester East Hants Health Centre or a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

WELSH, Brenda J. – Age 62, of Parrsboro passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of Leona (Hebb) Phinney, Parrsboro and the late Robert Phinney. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Janice (Adam), Parrsboro; sons, Kristopher (Allyson), Diligent River; Nicholas, Dorchester, N.B.; a sister, Susan Clarke (Stephen), Wharton; granddaughters, Kennedy and Kaleigh Bowden-Welsh; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Myrtle Barkhouse and Linda Brown. In keeping with Brenda’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Private family committal at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at: www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MILLS, Lawrence W. – Age 80, of Port Greville passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Apple River, he was a son of the late Edwin and Hallie (Atkinson) Mills. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Crossman) Mills; daughters, Wendy Mills, Edmonton; Jolene Mills-Smith (Paul), Windsor; a son, Lawrence E. Mills (Charlotte), Mount Uniacke; sisters, Cathy Heighton (Larry), Lower Sackville; brother, Gerald (Jean), Truro; grandchildren, Stefan, Dyllan, Jesse, David, Donny; great grandchildren, Jerel, Brooke, Meredith, Ethan; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Marjorie, Hilda, Prudence; brothers, Allison, William, Ralph, Enos, Lester. In keeping with Lawrence’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Private committal at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FRASER, George Allister - 87, Upper Onslow, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019 surrounded by love and family. George was born on February 15, 1932 in New Glasgow, N.S. to the late John and Ruth (Munro) Fraser. He grew up in Little Harbour, Pictou County and received his early education in the Little Harbour School later graduating from the Vocational School in North Sydney. Through the years, George was employed at the Trenton Car Works, Monarch Mineral Springs (Coca-Cola Bottling), Fireco Sales and was a commercial traveler in the food and restaurant industry. Ever the consummate salesman, George traveled throughout the Atlantic Provinces and made many friends on his travels. Over the years, he and his family lived in New Glasgow, Kentville, Stephenville, NF and, since 1969, in Truro. George leaves his soul mate and loving wife of 64 years, Joan (Lipton); daughters, Joanne (David McFaul) Naples, Fl., and Lynn (Tomasz Hruczkowski), Edmonton; son, David, Halifax; grandchildren, Hanna Hruczkowski, Charlette Fraser, Danyll and Adrian Brown; step-grandchildren, Kuba Hruczkowski, Scott and Kitara Brown and his sister, Margaret Johnson, Thorburn. He was predeceased by his son Donald "Newf"; sisters, Helen (Walters) and Isabelle (Laister) and brothers, Donald, Marshall and Edwin. He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and countless friends. Joan and her family wish to thank the wonderful professionals who supported and cared for George over the short duration of his illness including Dr. Neil Bower, the Colchester Palliative Care Team, especially Drs. Dave Henderson and Gerry Farrell, Angela McDonnell and Cheryl Stevens and the VON support team. A celebration of George’s life was held April 9th in Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Rushton, Timothy "Rooster" Kenneth – 62, Bass River, formerly of Londonderry, has joined his wife, past family and friends who have gone before him. He was the son of the late Alton and Muriel (Cooke) Rushton of Londonderry. He loved spending time at the cottage with family and friends. He always had a great time watching his favorite old western movies. Tim was an avid sports enthusiast especially when it involved his family as participants. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family whenever he could. He was always there for his family and friends no matter the issue or occasion. He worked for many years at the Home Hardware Warehouse in Debert. Timmy is survived by his daughters, Vanessa (Nathan), Debert and Felicia (Alex), Elmsdale; his beloved dog, Toby; brother, Michael (Carol); sisters, Sharon (Alton) and Anna; sister-in-law, Debbie, Lee Ann (Clayton); brother-in-law, Russell (Shelley), mother-in-law, Lois and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Linda; brothers, Terry and Chris; nephew, Jody; brother-in-law, Dale and father-in-law, Ralph. A Celebration of Life service was held April 8th in Riverside United Church, Bass River with Rev. Florence Antle-Brison and Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Donations in Timmy’s memory may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CROWE, Ronald N. "Ron"  78, Central Onslow. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Ron Crowe on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was the son of the late Neil and Marjorie (MacBurnie) Crowe. Ron is survived by his wife, best friend and love of his life, Iola, for 53 years; children, Darren (Robyn), Lower Onslow; Shelley (Charles) MacLellan, Valley; adored grandson, Brennan Crowe; sister, Mary (Bruce) Currie, Masstown; mother-in-law, Sylvia McMillan; brother-in-law, Wayne (Carol) McMillan; sisters-in-law, Darlene (Vic) MacFarlane, Joyce McMillan; aunt, Pearl Wilson; uncle, Calvin (Kathy) Peppard several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He will be dearly missed by his pet cat, Molly. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Monday, April 8, 2019, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Spring interment in Onslow Island Cemetery. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Tobin, Donna Darlene – 76, Bass River, passed away peacefully at home in Bass River surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was born on December 18, 1942, the daughter of the late Ray and Verna Sobey in Summerside, PEI. She resided with her husband, Fred and their children in Bedeque, PEI for many years. Donna worked as a phone operator, canner operator and eventually, a line worker at McCain Foods. In 1991, Fred bought his own fishing gear and became the sole support for their family and Donna retired. After she and Fred both fully retired in 1993, they sold their home and moved to Bass River to enjoy Mom's love of nature and Fred's love of hunting and fishing. They both lived peacefully in Bass River until Fred's passing in February of 2012. Donna is survived by son, Raymond Fredrick, Bass River; daughters, Verna Darlene (Peter) Palmer and Sherry Lynn Nicholson both of Summerside, PEI; sisters, Estelle (Ian) Calvert, Selby, UK, Deanie (John) LaPointe, Little Bay, NL; brothers, David (Kathy) Sobey and Craig, both of Summerside, PEI. Also survived by several grandchildren, great grand-children, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Fred; son, Wayne; sisters, Lynn (Dale) Crossman and Barbara (Albert) Dunstall; brother, Wayne (Flo) Sobey. Special thanks to daughter, Darlene and sister, Deanie for keeping the house a clean and sterile environment for us. Also to Dr.'s Karen Ewing, Mark Taylor, Murali Rajaraman and the other doctors, nurses and staff at both Colchester East Hants Health Centre and the QEII, to the VON and Red Cross. Extra special thank you to her grand-daughter, Rachel Marie Tobin who worked tirelessly with VON to ensure Donna received the best medical care and love possible right up to her passing. Cremation has taken place with no visitation or service by her request. Interment at a later date in the cemetery in Searletown, PEI. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McCULLY, Peter L. - Age 61, of Port Greville passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Oscar and Clarabell (Morris) McCully. He is survived by his companion, Isabelle Allen, Parrsboro; daughters, Kelly (John Belliveau); Tabatha (Dennis Mill); April (Mike Finck); a son, Peter, all of Amherst; a sister, Cindy Lake, Port Greville; brothers, Ed (Rose), Ward’s Brook; Aubrey (Rhonda), Woodstock, Ont.; Michael (Debbie), Parrsboro; Dana, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Calixte, Krouze, Zachary, Zoey, Dillan, Asia, Jayden, Hayden, Shilah, Chace, Ryder, Jonah; numerous nieces and nephews. As well, he will be missed by his loyal companion, Captain. Funeral service was held April 17, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiated. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

ADSHADE, James Allison "Jim" - 72, Debert, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at home. Born in Truro, Jim was a son of the late Elmer and Cyretha (Rushton) Adshade. James is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eudora (Morris) Adshade; daughters, Lorraine (Kevin) Finnerty and Mary Adshade; sons, James Jr. (Margie Hill) and Bill (Belinda); grandchildren, Cheyene, Christopher, Melissa, Joshua, Gelisa, Amanda; greatgrandchildren, Paisley, Harrison, Logan, Brookelynne, Laila, Leo and Cooper; brothers Eugene (Betty), John (Judy), Rodney, and Joe; and sisters, Shirley Coulter Vacon and Joyce Elms. Jim was predeceased by brothers, Elmer, Curtis, Kenneth; sisters, Mary Ann, Judy Ann. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. A Legion Tribute Service, visitation and funeral service will take place in May and will be announced. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatalvarnerfh.com

DELANEY, Hazel Irene - 92, Truro, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, in The Mira Long Term Care Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Ethel (Crowe) Fielding. Mom is survived by daughters, Beverley Newton (Ron), Osoyoos, BC; Donna Johnson (Floyd), Greenfield; sons, Percy Jr (Linda), Debert; Eugene McNutt (Shirley), Ottawa; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Fielding, Truro; sisters, Julia Blackmore, Ontario’; Sheila Callaghan (Kelly), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband, Percy Delaney Sr; sisters, Rita Rice, Marilyn Waller, Barbara Atkinson; brothers, Sherman, Russell, Fred and Lewis in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Reverend Dr. Betty Johnson officiated. Spring interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MORRIS, Veldaire I. – Age 95, of Advocate Harbour passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in East Advocate, he was a son of the late Percy and Ada (Morris) Morris. He is survived by a daughter, Julia Rafuse (Tom), Amherst; a son, Ansell, Leduc, Alta; a sister, Lena Hazel, Falmouth; 4 grandchildren; a great grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Verna; a son, Marsten; sisters, Mayolla, Edith, Marjorie, Lillian; brothers, Leland, Ivan, Reginald, Merton, Marsten, Hilton. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

PARSONS, Frances B. – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Two Islands, she was a daughter of the late William and Blanche (Tibbetts) Durant. She worked for Wright’s Pharmacy for many years, while working as a receptionist for Dr. Kernohan, retiring in the early 90’s. She had a tremendous love for her family, and enjoyed travelling the world and spending time in Two Islands. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Reashore (Hyland), Toronto; June Wagstaff (Neale), Port Greville; daughter in law, Susan Parsons, Lower Sackville; son in law, Brad Ross, Two Islands; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1967; a daughter, Abbie; a son, Gary; sisters, Jean and Alice; brothers, Douglas, Garth, John, Richard. In keeping with Frances wishes, no funeral service will be held. A graveside committal service for family and friends will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Parrsboro Baptist Church or to South Cumberland Community Care Centre Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

O'BRIEN, Barbara Alice "Barb"  62, Salmon River, passed away suddenly, as a result of a heart attack, on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Norma (Clarke) O’Brien. Barb is survived by her daughter, Tracey Fillmore, Truro; son, Glen McNutt, Warminster, Ontario; grandchildren, Michael, Jessie, Devon, Matthew, Anthony, Aubrey, Graydon, Madelyn; three great grandchildren; sister, Norma (Roger) Collins, Salmon River; brother, Teddy (Heather) O’Brien, Debert; many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Jimmy and John. Private graveside service will be held at a later date in Mahon Cemetery, Great Village. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


 

April 2019

 

NUTTALL Barbara Joanne (Smith), November 24, 1934 – Advocate Harbour, NS, March 17, 2019 – Calgary, AB. Barbara Nuttall, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the age of 84 years. Barbara will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Please forward condolences through www.calgarycrematorium.com

GEORGE, Robert Joseph – 81, passed away peacefully in Elk Court, Brookfield, N.S. on February 20, 2019. He was born in August of 1937 to the late Robert and Mary George of Canning, N.S. Robert joined the military at a very young age serving with the Canadian Peace Keeping Forces in Canada, Egypt and the Congo as a radio technician. After his military career, he embraced education and obtained qualifications as an electrician, a draftsman and an instrumentation technician. Most of his career was spent between the underground bunker at Camp Debert, Crossley Carpet Mills and Lafarge Canada from where he retired in 1995. He also started a family hydroponic greenhouse business known as Brentwood Produce. After his retirement, he became very involved with Cobequid Wind Farms playing an instrumental role in land negotiations for the establishment of wind farms. He is survived by Daughter Catherine (John) Worsley, Hilden; sons, Jeffery (Cathy), Bridgewater, Anthony (Rhonda), Shortt’s Lake, Patrick (Natalie), Penticton, BC., Andrew (Paula), Mount Uniacke, Robert (Sue), Glen Haven; grandchildren, Alexander, Elizabeth, Scott, Emily, Matthew, Bradley, Adam, Darren, Mitchell, Lucas, Amelia, Ian, Ben; two step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren; brother, Darrell (Sylvia), Canning and sister, Colleen, Kentville. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley; brother, John, and sisters, Dorothy and Roberta. Special thanks to the staff at Elk Court for being part of his family. No visitation by request. A Celebratory Mass was held February 25 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. Honourary pallbearers were Robert’s five sons and his son-in-law. Donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

HAZLE, Robert Kenneth  83, Debert, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in La Tuque, Quebec, he was a son of the late Robert and Nettie (Young) Hazle. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Charlotte Therese (Fosseneuve); children, Rhonda Hazle, Debert; Karen (Tony) Wells, Lantz; Reggie Hazle, Cole Harbour; grandchildren, Dwayne Hackett, Laura (Duane) Valad, Jaime (Dave) Curry, Chuck Wells; great grandchildren, Cody Wells, Isaiah Bray, Hunter Valad, Mia Curry, Justice Curry; sisters, Beryl Pedersen, Calgary, Alberta; Dorothy (Sam) Dubois, Fonthill, Ontario; four nieces; four nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Jack Hazle. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, March 9, 2019, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Middle Road Cemetery. Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

TAYLOR, M. Aldene – Age 77, Belmont, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on February 21, 2019. Born in Barrington, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Kathleen (Nickerson) Cummins. Aldene is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Neil; son, Greg (Tena) Taylor, West Porters Lake; daughter, Lisa (Jeffrey) Norrie, Lake Loon; grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Jarrett Norrie, Zachary Taylor, Shawn Norrie, Lindsay Norrie; sister, Cheryl (Charles) Kenny, Cape Sable Island/Barrington; brother, Bill (Diane) Cummins, Clinton, Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jean Bower. Funeral service was held Tuesday February 26, 2019 at Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Road, Upper Onslow, Reverend Glenn MacLean officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Clarke Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at:www.mattatallvarnerfh.com  

MACLELLAN, Barbara Carol - 79, Great Village, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Montrose, NS, she was a daughter of the late Neil and Mary (Richards) McKinnon. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Charles Arthur MacLellan; daughters, Carol Anonichuk (Wayne), Cologne, Ontario; Darlene MacLellan (Brad), Boyle, Alberta; Tanya MacLellan (Glen), Truro; sons, James (Cheryl), East Mountain; Robert (Cheryl), Edmonton, Alberta; Wade (Carolyn), Truro; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; brother, Neil "Bud" McKinnon (Jeanette), Hilden; sisters, Phyllis Stuart (Lee), Oxford; Agnes McKinnon, Portapique; Carolyn Mattix, Londonderry; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Gage Lewis; brother, Lloyd in infancy; brothers-in-law, Arden Mattix, Danny Mattix, Art Cooke. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment will take place at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BRACE, Alma Jean - 86, Debert, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in York Harbour, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late James and Minnie (Ivany) Parsons. She is survived by daughters, Jeannie (John) Sheehan, Cranbrook, British Columbia; Debbie (Harold) Barclay, Debert; sons, Leslie (Kathy) Brace and David (Wendy) Brace, Lower Sackville; son-in-law, Greg (Cheryl), Cold Lake Alberta; grandchildren, Shaun, Sheri, Amy, Todd, Scott, Melissa, Nicole, Erin, Carrie, Lindsay, William, Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Madison, Morgan, Emily, Jeannine, Tristen, Cailyn, Landon, Amari, Maddox, Ethan, Jessie, Nicholas, Dakota; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon William Brace; daughter, Darlene Joy Blair; brothers, Reginald and his wife Lillian, Ernest and his wife Dorothy, Lloyd and his wife Stella. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, February 28, 2019, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Interment will take place at a later date in Middle Road Cemetery, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PEPPARD, David Raymond – 62, Truro. On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, our beloved brother, David (Dave) Raymond Peppard, passed away at the age of 62 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Dave was the son of the late Raymond and Shirley (Chisholm) Peppard. Dave was born with Down Syndrome on March 27, 1956 in Truro, in an era that believed people with Down Syndrome should be institutionalized. Dave attended the first school classes in Truro at the former Princess Margaret Rose Elementary School on Willow Street for children with learning disabilities. He then went on to attend classes in Bible Hill at the former Nova Scotia Youth Training Centre. Through his education Dave developed many skills that he used to his great advantage throughout his life. Dave did everything he could within his abilities to live a full, independent life. During his youth, he participated in the Special Olympics for a number of years, traveling throughout the Province. He traveled to Michigan in the early 1970’s to attend the International Special Olympics competitions. After graduating from the Youth Training Centre, he was employed at the Butler Centre, and then the Colchester Community Workshop in Truro for over 30 years. In 2006, Dave became an employee of Anchor Industries in Lower Sackville where he worked for over ten years. He spent most of his life in Truro. Besides his parents, Dave was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Florence Chisholm; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Ida Peppard; several aunts and uncles and two cousins that he adored, Loran Morrison and Gary Peppard. Dave is survived by his sister, Raylee, Truro; brothers, Paul (Kathy), Shortts Lake and Michael (Sandy), Arkell, O.N.; niece, Casondra; nephews, Patrick (Annalee), Matthew (Nicole) and Zak; great nieces, London and Emily, and great nephew, Caleb. Also survived by his aunts, Louise and Betty and uncles, Herb, Al (Kaye), Bill (Betty), and as Dave would say, "all kinds of cousins." Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A celebration of David’s life was held March 9th. Donations can be made to the Colchester Community Workshop, Truro, Building Futures (Anchor), Lower Sackville, Special Olympics Nova Scotia, or charity of choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

SLACK, Heather May – 65, Truro, passed away peacefully in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro on February 28, 2019. Heather was born on December 6, 1953 in Truro to Ross Oliver Slack and the late Helen May (Creelman) Slack. Besides her father, she is survived by her brother, Stanley (Rosalie); nephew, Mark (Susanne); niece, Sonya (Rob) Aikens, great nephew, Lucas (Hanwell, N.B.); great nieces, Ashlynn (Hanwell, N.B.) and Addison (Upper Nine Mile River, N.S.). In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her brother, Eric. Heather began her career as an elementary school teacher in a two room school house in Malagash, N.S. and after 30 years in the Cumberland County School District, finished her career at the Cyrus Eaton School in Pugwash, N.S. A special thank you goes out to the staff of Truro Shannex facilities, the care they provided for Heather was outstanding. Thank you also to all of her Northumberland Shore friends for their ongoing support over the years, it will never be forgotten. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Celebration of Life was held March 5th with Rev. Ken Fillmore officiating. Burial at later date. Donations in Heather’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

RUSHTON, Margaret Viola (Wright)  87, Truro. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Margaret, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Born in Deep Brook, Annapolis County, she was a daughter of the late Loran Merrill and Jessie Edith (Cress) Wright. She is survived by her son, Dave (Sue), Wentzell Lake; daughter, Marilyn, Halifax; son, Dale (Freda), Truro; sisters, Shirley, Montreal, Quebec; Joyce Hartwig, Salt Springs Island, British Columbia; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her daughters, Debbie (Whitman), Pamela (Brown); son, Wade; sister, Gert; brother, Les. Family graveside service will be held 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

SWAN, Paul Allister - 81, formerly of Folly Lake, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Moncton City Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick. Born in Debert, he was the son of the late James Albert and Letitia Swan. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family, having been predeceased by his wife, Janet (2012); brothers, Calvin, Basil, Ian; sister, Enid. He is survived by sons, Robin Swan (Denise), Shane Langille; daughters, Debby Colwell (Michael), Cindy Golding (Sel), Sherry Iaboni (Silvano); grandchildren, Travis, Joni, Jeremy, Jacob, Ashlea, Aled, Doug, Michael, Kyle; great grandchildren, Averie, Maizee, and Bryn. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Reverend Connie Stewart officiated. Spring interment in Middle Road Cemetery, Middle Road, Debert. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MATTATALL, Eva Mildred - 93, of Truro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Eva was born at Ward’s Brook, Cumberland County, and was the daughter of the late Capt. Eldon Dunn and Evidene Smith (Tibbitts) Brown. She was predeceased by her husband, Logan H. Mattatall, and the father of her children, Joseph A. Babineau; brothers, Blair, Vaughn; sister, Jessie; daughter-in-law, Rosealee Babineau. She is survived by her sons, Mike (Mary), Jack (Carol), Steve (Jean) Babineau, all of Truro; step-daughters, Heather (Craig) Bowyer, Brenda Topshee; step-son, Spencer Mattatall; grandchildren, Jeff Babineau, Tracey Babineau, Annette Hanson, Casey Babineau; step-grandchildren, Bradley Bowyer, Nicole Olynyk, Michelle Young, Jamie Topshee, Heather Topshee-Harvie, Logan Mattatall; many great and great-great grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Friday, March 8, 2019, Reverend Valerie Kingsbury officiated. Spring interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

SHEARER, Florence Isabella (Blackmore) - 95, Belmont, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Florence was the daughter of the late Stearns and Esther (Tattrie) Blackmore of McCallum Settlement. Florence is survived by five of her ten children, Teddy (Marg), Roach (Leona), Russell (Donna), Eric (Donna), Terry Lynn (Kevin), all of Belmont; brother, Newton (Darlene) Hingley, Harmony. She was very loved and admired by her large number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Shearer; sons, Curtis (Odessa, surviving), Elmer (Marg, surviving), George, Alexander, Perry; sisters, Blanche Messervey, Daisy MacLeod, Freda MacRae, Gladys MacKenzie, Addie Currie, Hazel Johnson; brothers, Murray Blackmore, Ernest Blackmore, Norman Hingley (Beverly, surviving), Edward in infancy. Graveside interment service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, at Blackmore Memorial Cemetery, Upper North River. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

RUSHTON, Myrtle Alice - 79, Lower Debert. We celebrate a life which left us on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Beaverbrook, Colchester County, she was a daughter of the late Erik Johnson of Sweden and Alberta (Pemberton) Johnson of Gore, Hants Co. She is survived by daughters, Pearl Bouley (Joe), Trenton, Ontario; Heather Baker (Glenn), Acton, Ontario; Wanda Vidito (Tim), Annapolis Valley; Stephanie Rushton, Lower Debert; grandchildren, Joanne, Jennifer, Evan, Victoria, Allison, Dawson, Eliza, Matthew; twin sister, Rhoda Rushton, Lower Debert; brother, Leslie Lloyd (Wanda), Fort Ellis; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Roy Rushton; grandson, Jacob; sister, Harriett Faulkner; foster mom, Liney Archibald. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where a celebration of her life was held Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MEYERS, Catherine Elaine ‘Cathy’ - writer, artist, blogger - of Apple River, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. It is with great sadness that we announce her passing on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan, with friends and family at her side. Catherine was born in 1953 in Amherst. She grew up in Ontario after her parents relocated when she was six months old. Her family returned to Nova Scotia in 1968. After attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for four years in Halifax during the 1970’s, she returned to study art once again at the age of 56 as a mature student at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick where she graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, receiving the Catherine Arsenault-MacDonald Memorial Award. She was a survivor of alcoholism and ‘The Serenity Prayer’ was a touchstone within her life. She lived the last 27 years of life in the beautiful community of Apple River where she found peace and inspiration. Cathy was predeceased by her mother, Sarah Helen (Milner) Myers; her father, Rudolph Myers; a brother Ralph Myers; and husband, Bill Hackett. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Funeral service was held March 22, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Shelly Trenholm officiating. Donations may be made to CARMA (Cat Rescue Maritimes), Rocking Horse Ranch and Rehabilitation Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

BROWN, Marion Anne – 57, Central Onslow, passed away suddenly March 19, 2019. Daughter of the late William and Isabelle (Lunn) Brown. Marion is survived by her sister, Carolyn Brown, brother, Bill Brown and family, Carolyn Harvie, Brian Harvie, Betty and Art Burge and Betty Brown. Marion enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, lexicon, gardening, knitting and loved her two cats. Cremation has taken place under the care of Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

BLACKIE, Skyler Lee  28, Debert. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Skyler Lee Blackie, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax, following a tragic accident while training on March 9, 2019. Skyler was surrounded by the love of his family and firefighting community. Through Skyler’s gift of donation, his legacy and strength will live on in others. Born in Kingston, Ontario, he was a much loved son of Blaine and Cheryl Ann (Noiles) Blackie. Skyler graduated from Lockview High School in Fall River in 2009. He was a certified life guard and received a medal for his life saving efforts. A volunteer firefighter since the age of 18, he was trained through Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services and served as a Lieutenant with Station 45 in Fall River; during this time he attended NSCC and received his HVAC certification and then began his career as a firefighter with Truro Fire Service on October 1, 2013. Along with his parents, Skyler is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Erin (Fraser); sister, Jessica (Malcolm) Gillis, Lower Sackville; brother, Errison Blackie (Alex), Enfield; niece, Quinn Gillis; maternal grandparents, Bliss and Merita Noiles, Moncton, New Brunswick; parents-in-law, Eric and Jane Fraser, New Glasgow; sister-in-law, Megan (Nathan) Myles, Fredericton, New Brunswick; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a very wide circle of friends and fellow firefighters. His K9 companion, Bella, held a special place in his heart. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Gwendolyn Blackie. Regimental funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Colchester Legion Stadium, 14 Lorne Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BENJAMIN, Kenneth C. ‘Kennie’ – Age 84, of Diligent River passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Fox River, he was a son of the late Harry and Gladys (Allen) Benjamin. Kennie moved his family to Halifax in 1964 where he worked driving trucks for Mills Brothers Construction, IGA and Esso Home Comfort, where he retired as a contract hauler after more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed anytime that he spent with family; camping, fishing, trips to the hunting camp, horseshoes, card games, Saturday night bowling and dances at the Newfoundland Club. He was "Gramp" to Jenna, Becky, Joseph and Ethan. He loved spending time with them camping, snowmobiling, biking and trout fishing with their handmade poles. Kennie is survived by daughters, Tanya Hardy (Randy), Shad Bay and Rhonda Larsen (Trevor), Fall River; brothers, Seldon (Donna), Fox River; Jim (Sharon), Port Greville; and Reid, Fox River. Kennie is also survived by his grandchildren, Jenna Smith (Jake), Becky Hardy; Joseph and Ethan Larsen; his first great-grandson, Leo Smith; many special brothers and sisters in-law and dozens of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Euda (Yorke) Benjamin in 2016; his granddaughter, Alice Elizabeth Larsen; a sister, Ethel; brothers, Arden and Richard. His family would like to thank each and every staff member at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre in Advocate for their care and kindness extended to our dad who they affectionately referred to as "Kennie B" during his short time there. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Grace United Church, Port Greville. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Bayview Memorial Health Centre Foundation or Grace United Church, Port Greville.


 

March 2019

 

LYNDS, Brent Cyril - 70, Westchester Station, passed away, Saturday, December 8, 2018, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Westchester Station, he was a son of the late Thomas and Emma (Turner) Lynds. Brent was a woodsman for many years. He is survived by his brother Joe Lynds, McPherson Mills, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Garnet and Jerry. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, December 13, 2018, Pastor Linda Fillmore officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester Station. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MARSHALL, Joseph Gillis "Joe" - 72, Belmont, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Cooks Brook, he was a son of the late Alexander and Bessie (Marshall) Marshall. Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Heather (Redmond) Marshall; daughter, Connie Meggers (David), Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA; son, Joey, at home; sisters, Lillian Rafuse (Donald) Hoyt, Truro; Frances Otterson (Jack Worth), Truro; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine Marshall; sister, Hazel Cox; brothers, Bernard, Herbert, Dougall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Graveside service will take place at a later date in Watson Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McKENNA-STANTON, Mary "Hilda" - 93, Truro, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was a daughter of the late Edmond and Mary (Ross) Shipley. She is survived by sons, Robert Stanton (Elisabeth) Truro; James (Diane) Stanton, Truro; Stephen (Janie) Stanton, Londonderry; daughter, Heather Stanton, Truro;  brother, Gordon (Shirley) Shipley, Debert; sisters, Annie Goodwin, Truro; Ethel Crossman, Truro; Rosie Proctor, Ontario; sister-in-law, Lynn Shipley, Truro; grandchildren, Shane, Stephen, Charlene, Neil, Chanel, Gale; many great grandchildren, who mom loved dearly. She was predeceased by her late husband, Clarence Arthur Stanton; brothers, Wilfred; George; Elroy; sisters, Lillian; Viola. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, December 20, 2018, Reverend Roderick Bezanson officiated. Interment will be held in Robie Street Cemetery at a later date.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

PEPPARD, James William "Jim" – 81, Truro, formerly of Great Village, passed away on December 28, 2018 at Cederstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Great Village, he was a son of the late Matthew and Louise (Rose) Peppard. Jim was always devoted to his family and leaves behind his loving wife, Blanche; son, Sterling (Paula) and their children, Matt, Thomas, Stevi, Jacolbi; son, Jim (Szu) and their children, Hannah, Tiffany, daughter, Cynthia (Aaron) and their children, Dale, Daniel, brother, Ken (Dianne); sister, Ruth; sister-in-law, Marie. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack; sister, Marjorie. Funeral service was held Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Royal Canadian Legion, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment in Mahon 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

LEWIS, M. Sydney "Bubby" – 76, Lower Sackville, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018, at home. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of the late Royal and Beryl (Davis) Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bev (Smith) Lewis; his daughters, Kim (Geoff), Hammonds Plains; Nicole (Joe), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Sydney, Max, Jacob, Riley; sisters, Linda, Lower Sackville; Trudy, Lower Five Islands; brothers; Allan (Susan), Masstown; Barry and Arnold, Lower Five Islands; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Murdelle and Carolyn; brothers, Royal Jr. and Morton. There was a celebration of life held at his daughter’s house in Hammonds Plains, for family and friends on Saturday, January 12th, 2019. Interment in Economy 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

GEDDES, Nellie Elizabeth - 83, Truro Heights, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Severn and Nellie (Lynds) Bell. She is survived by a brother, Osborne Bell (Flossie), Onslow Mountain; brother-in-law, Elroy Geddes (Marg), Valley; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Murray, Truro; Myrna Bell, Onslow Mountain; brother-in-law, Clarence Hamilton, Crowes Mills; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Daniel Geddes; brother, Ernest; sister, Pearl. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 8th at 2 pm . Reverend Connie Stewart will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Aenon Baptist Cemetery, Central North River. Donations in memory may be made to the Truro Height’s United Baptist Church. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Nellie’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

STARRATT, Erma Joyce   98, Bass River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late James and Jennie (MacLaughlin) Starratt. Joyce is survived by her sisters, Clara Galway (Roy), Listowel, Ontario; Barbara MacDonald Hood, Truro; nieces and nephews, Jim (Meg), Margaret (Roddy), Peter (Janice), Margaret, Robert (Paulette), Brian (Linda), Andrew (Doug), Elizabeth (Mark); many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn McLellan. Funeral service was held Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Florence Antle-Brison officiated. Spring interment in Riverside United Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

JOBB, Doris Mae  89, Truro, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Being the only child of Barry and Dorothy (Staples) Totten (Upper Belmont), she toddled around the logging camps where her parents worked during her pre-school years and later, as she grew older, helped out on the Totten Farm (Staples Brook Road), assisting Mom and Dad Totten with numerous farm chores. Doris is survived by her friend, Allison Gower, Truro; sons, Wayne, Edmonton; Al (Kathy), Sechelt, British Columbia; Brian (Joan), Lunenburg; Dean (Kerry Oliver), Wolfville; daughters, Shannon (Phillip Hamula), Calgary, Alberta; Gail (Gary Collier), Peers, Alberta; Janet (Michael Trefry), Hatchet Lake; grandchildren, Scott, Keri, Ryan, Gregg, Grant, Genna, Anna, Stuart, Erin, Neil, Matthew, Benjamin, Evan; 10 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Winston Jobb, Redcliff, Alberta; Reverend Leslie Jobb, Lower Sackville; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wendell; sisters, Marie Stephenson, Betty Power. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, January 26, 2019, Reverend Leslie Jobb officiated. Interment was held in Crossroads Cemetery, Belmont. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BARRETT , Robert Curtis "Bob" – 81, Bible Hill, formerly of Murray Siding, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Jack and Frances (Wambolt) Barrett. Bob is survived by his wife, Rosemary "Roby" (MacEachern); children, Angie (Chris) MacIntyre, Robbie (Jenny), Gina (Stephen) White, Michael; grandchildren, Daniel, Ryan, Lauren, Hilary, Gregory, Janelle, Noah; great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Arianna, Linken; sister, Kaye Porter, Peterborough, Ontario; sister-in-law, Earlene Barrett, Truro; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mike and Sylvia MacEachern, Joe and Anne Marie MacEachern, Bill and Peggy McVicar, Robert MacEachern, Jerry MacEachern. He will be fondly remembered by many special cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, Christopher; sister, Elaine; brothers, Jack, Charles in infancy; brother-in-law, Ron Porter. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street, Truro, Father Cristinel Fartadi officiated. Spring interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacSWAIN, Randall Carl "Randy" - 63, Truro, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at home. Born in Truro, he was a son of Ethel (Burch) MacSwain and the late Edward MacSwain. Besides his mother, Randy is survived by his step-daughter, Dawn (Fisher) Rossiter, Truro; grandchildren, Taylor and Kasey, Onslow; brother, Michael (Bonnie), Bible Hill; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his wife Maryanne; son Mark. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MAINE, Percy Henry – 85, Masstown, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. He was born in New Brunswick. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.  Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com  

REID, Brenda Jean - 71, Valley, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth MacMillan and Sylvia (Tutty) Parker. She is survived by sons, Victor (Lourdes), Brampton, ON; Mark (Patty), Ottawa; Shawn (Jacqueline), Fredericton, NB; Erick (Andrea), Onslow Mountain; daughter, Carla Fenton (John), Grand Prairie, AB; grandchildren, Stephanie, Samantha, Bethany, Colby, Kyle, Ryan, Meggan, Emilee, Grace, Alexis, Garath, Logan, Mary, Emily; great-grandchildren, Sapphire, Phoenix; brothers, Donnie (Marilyn), Whitney Pier; Freddie (Cathy), Toronto, ON; Clifford, Ontario; sisters, Pansy Baker, Finch, ON, Yvonne Weatherbee (Fred), Truro Heights; Karen Pratt (Johnny), Valley; Marena Weavers (Paul), Kemptville, ON. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Earle Reid; brothers, Hugh Weatherbee in infancy, Douglas MacMillan, Larry Weatherbee; sisters, April Works (Frank) and Alice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Graveside service will take place at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

McKAY, Gwendolyn Violet – 90, Truro, formally of Lower Onslow, passed away peacefully Monday, January 28, 2019 in Wynn Park Villa, Truro. Born in Masstown, she was a daughter of the late Leo John and Winnifred Mae (Smith) Leben. Gwendolyn enjoyed being a farmer’s wife. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking, knitting and doing puzzles. She was a member of the former Lower Onslow United Church which became part of the Trinity United Church in Upper Onslow. She was also a supporter of the Colchester Stroke Club. She is survived by daughter, Jean Nordin, Grande Prairie, Alta; her sons, James (Muriel), Lower Onslow, John (Hazel), Lower Onslow, Bryan, Toronto, Ont., Jerry (Cheryl), Amherst; foster sister; Mary LaPierre. She was predeceased by her husband Donald J. McKay; sisters, Audrey, Joan, Shirley and Betty. Cremation has taken place. Spring Interment in Lower Onslow Clarke Cemetery. If so desired, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church, Upper Onslow or to the Wynn Park Recreation Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Trenholm, Brent Wayne, 75- Hilden. We, the family of Brent Wayne Trenholm, are saddened and heartbroken to announce his sudden, unexpected death at home on January 28th, 2019. Brent was born in Truro to the late Harold Moody Trenholm and Emma Graham Marsh on August 25, 1943. He was a life-long truck driver, working for various companies in Nova Scotia and Alberta, some of which were Eastern Transport, Albany Cartage and WestCan. Brent is survived by his girlfriend, Brenda Dickie, Hilden; son, Steven Trenholm, Otterbrook; daughters, Lisa Davies (Mike), Lower Onslow and Leanne Cressman (Tony), Terrace, BC; brother, Gary, Alberta and sister, Beth MacBurnie (Ron), Five Islands. Brent is also survived by two grandsons in Alberta, Tony Price and Ryan Trenholm. Brent was predeceased by his brother, Grant. Cremation has taken place. No service by request. If so desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

MOORE, B. Joy "Joyce" – Age 82, of Parrsboro passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Margaret (Vienneau) Legere. Joyce is survived by sons, Walter "Wally" Brown (Kathy), Springhill; Thomas Brown (Rhonda Bakker), Debert; Chris Moore (Allana), Milford; a daughter, Marilyn Whitford (Jim), Campbell River, BC; step-daughter, Angela Moore-Emery (James), Penetanguishene, Ont.; step-son, Thomas, Frieburg, Germany; four grandchildren, Melissa, Candace, Daniel, Jaggar; a great grandchild, Cadence; sisters, Audrey Legere, Springhill; Irene Varner (Laurie), Springhill; Linda Schneider (Darrell), Wiarton, Ont.; brothers, Melvin Legere (Helen Mae), Springhill; William "Billy" Legere (Linda), Springhill; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, William in 2010; a sister, Judith; brothers, Gerald, Glenn, John. A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com   

PEPPARD, Ethel Blanche – 71, Truro, formerly of Great Village, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019 at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Little Hearts Ease, but grew up in Clarenville, Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jemima Drodge. Blanche was a devoted mother and wife and leaves behind her son, Sterling (Paula) and their children, Matt, Thomas, Stevi, Jacolbi; son, Jimmy (Szu) and their children, Hannah, Tiffany; daughter, Cynthia (Aaron) and their children, Dale, Daniel; siblings, Eva, Doris (Jer), Shirley (Gerry), Pearl (Wayne), Bernice, Rowena, Brenda, Marcie (Charles), Nina (Edgar), Bonnie, Lorna (Robert), Armine (Vera), Don (Elaine); sisters-in-law, Ruth, Marie; brothers-in-law, Ken (Diane), Darryl; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James "Jim"; sisters, Mary, Wavey; brothers-in-law, Lindsay, Rod. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Royal Canadian Legion, Great Village, Reverend Dan Gunn officiated. Interment in Mahon Cemetery at a later date. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

WEBB, James "Manny" – Age 76, of Economy passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Five Islands, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Lewis) Webb. He is survived by his companion, Marie, Truro; daughter, Corinne Webb, Drayton, Ont.; sons, Steven (Robin), Kitchener, Ont.; Todd (Shay), Economy; sisters, Shirley Webb (Vince Yorke); Irene Eagles (Aubrey); brothers, Vince (Jackie), Robert (Joanne), all of Lower Five Islands; Edward (Ruth), Parrsboro; Aurele (Joy Lewis), Halifax; 3 grandchildren, Erin, James, Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Tena; son-in-law, Gary; sisters, Evelyn, Geneva, Pearl; a brother, Ivan. Funeral service was held February 8, 2019 at the Economy United Church, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Economy Recreation Centre or the Economy United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com .

GIDDENS, John Colin (Jack) 83 - It is with great sadness the family of Jack Giddens wish to announce his passing Feb 5th, 2019 at the Tatamagouche hospital. He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Eva-Rose (Rector), children Gwen (Bob Davis), Carl (Annette Chisholm), Barb Reid (Dennis Collins), Larry (Karen Deveau), Betty (Wade Jennings), and Coleen (Larcey Hughes), 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and special niece, Michelle McKenzie. Born at Londonderry Station, he was predeceased by parents John C. Giddens and Ida Weatherbee, brother Brian and sister Phyllis, Wawa, ON, brother Raymond, Londonderry Station and grandson, Thomas Reid. Jack had a great passion for story telling. He was present when Stompin’ Tom Connors wrote his song, Little Wawa. He had a keen sense of humor, which he shared with his family right up to his passing. He was a "Jack-of-all-Trades"; he spent the last 20 years of his working career driving a school bus from Folly Lake to Bass River. He truly loved this job; the kids and his fellow workers were very dear to him. Jack was an honorary member of the Fundy Trail Snowmobile Club and a lifetime member of the Brule Community Centre. For many years he organized the annual Giddens Family Reunions and he truly loved these get togethers. Cremation has taken place, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Londonderry Station Community Church Building Fund. A Celebration of Life was held February 17th at the Debert Firehall.

CARRIGAN, Harold Ross - 78, Truro, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Frank and Edith (Chapman) Carrigan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet (Terry) Carrigan; daughter, Wanda Carrigan, Toronto, ON; sons, Tim (Lana), Orillia, ON; Vaughn, Truro; grandchildren, Jessica, Brittney, Brandon, Keelan, Faolin, Seth, Shala, Katerina, Elana; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews;  sisters-in-law, Joan Carrigan, Truro; Betty Carrigan, Truro; Barbara Rushton, Wentworth; brothers-in-law, George Terry, Hilden; Ray Terry, Winnipeg, MB; James Terry, Truro. He was predeceased by brothers, Frank Jr, Bill, Roy, Don; sisters, Shirley, Helen Deloris in infancy; brother-in-law Albert Corbin. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Saturday, February 9, 2019, The Reverend Lori Ramsey  officiated. Interment at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

DICKIE, Mary "Frances" – 93, Onslow, passed away peacefully Friday, February 8, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Sydney, she was the daughter of the late George and Lillian Sarah (Peterson) Audas. In her earlier years, she was employed at Stanfield’s, Truro and later worked on the farm in Onslow. She was an avid fan of harness racing and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Yuill, Mary "Ginger" (Gerry) MacCallum; son, Anthony "Tony" (Yolanda) Gillis; grandchildren, Brian (Bev), Krista (Shane), Holly (Matt), Mark; great grandchildren, Cole, Lane, Sage, Regan, Mason, Lia, Clara, James. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Dickie; brother, George Audas. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of MacLeod House in Hilden as well as Vimy Court in Bible Hill and finally the staff of Colchester East Hants Health Centre for their care and support. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring in Onslow Island Cemetery. Donations in Frances’ memory may be made to the Parkinson Society, Onslow Island Cemetery or charity of choice. Online messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

LYNK, Lila Mae – 82, Wentworth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late Freeman and Florence (Crowe) Delaney. Lila is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynk (Bruce Laird), Wentworth; grandson, Corey Laird, Truro; granddaughter, Jenna Laird, Wentworth; sister, Maryann Wilson, Truro; brother, Curtis Delaney, Oxford; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth in infancy; brothers, Dexter, Robert and Thomas Delaney. Interment will be held at a later date at Onslow Island Cemetery, Central Onslow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

MacCALLUM, Muriel Clare  89, North River, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Glenholme, she was a daughter of the late George and Jessie (Wyllie) Weatherby. Muriel was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is survived by her children, Gerry (Ginger), Lorna (Mike) Cox, Roger (Karen), Greg (Kenda); step daughter, Judy (David) Ettinger; grandchildren, Krista (Shane) Holman, Holly (Matt) Whitty, Jeffrey (Tasha) Cox, Tyler (Shauna) MacCallum, Darcy MacCallum, Nick (Robyn) MacCallum, Matthew (Dayna) MacCallum, Connor MacCallum; great grandchildren, Macayla Cote, Mason and Lia Holman, Clara and James Whitty, Declan MacCallum; sister-in-law, Joyce Weatherby; brother-in-law, Keith Roberts. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Murray Donald MacCallum; sisters, Willa Bigney, Georgie Roberts; brother, Lorne Weatherby. All are welcome to join us for a graveside service at 1 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019, at Bible Hill Cemetery, Warren Drive, Bible Hill. If so desired, donations in Muriel’s memory to Bible Hill Cemetery or Canadian Blood Services are welcomed. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

QUINN, Janet E. - It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Janet E. Quinn, age 72, of Economy. Janet passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Truro. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Honora (Ferguson) Atkinson Dobson. Janet, along with her husband Angus, owned and operated the popular Hilltop Family Restaurant in Springhill for nearly 30 years where they made many wonderful friends. After selling the restaurant, they moved to Lower Economy where they opened the Hightide Bed and Breakfast and operated this business out of their home overlooking the Minas Basin. Janet was a 'people person'; she loved meeting her guests from all over the world and enjoyed hearing all about the countries they came from. In addition to her husband of almost 60 years, Angus Quinn, Economy, she will be dearly missed by her daughters, Elizabeth Cotton, Wallace; and Heather (Wayne) Knapman, Halifax; son, Paul (Natasha) Bible Hill; grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) and Amy Cotton and Madelyn and Logan Quinn; brothers, Edward (Valerie) Dobson, Springhill; and William (Bonnie) Dobson, Halifax; sisters, Heather (Delbert) Warner, Barney’s River; and Cynthia (James) Pretty, Halifax; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Roger Cotton; and lifelong friend, Linda Hatton. Arrangements have been entrusted to A.H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill. An Evening of Remembrance was held February 22nd. Burial will take place in Economy Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing to make a donation in Janet’s memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of your choice. Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Janet’s online memorial at: www.brownsfuneralhome.com


February 2019

FORBES, Shirley V. – Age 88, of Parrsboro passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Lakelands, she was a daughter of the late Merton and Beulah (DeMille) Henwood. She is survived by daughters, Beverly (Kenneth), Auburn; Patsy (Laurie), Parrsboro; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Norris; sons, Brian, Phillip and Mike. In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside committal service will take place at later date. Memorial donations to the Trap Neuter Release (TNR) Program, Parrsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

FORBES, Lynda G. (Herron) - Peacefully, with her husband David holding one hand and her brother Bruce holding the other, Lynda passed from this world to the next on December 20, 2018. Lynda was born in Mississauga and was the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Langdon) Herron. Lynda was the oldest of six children and was the prototypical "big sister". Lynda is survived by her husband of 37+ years, David Forbes, now residing in Parrsboro; her mother, Margaret Herron, Mississauga; sisters, Catherine Wilson (Brian) and Jayne Herron, all of Mississauga; brothers, Bob Herron (Karyn), Brantford, Ont. and Bruce Herron, New Glasgow; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rod Hyslop, Moncton; Sandra and Ron MacLean, Parrsboro; Shirley and Glenford Hatfield, Port Greville. Known as Deeda to some and Auntie Lynda to others, she was a hero to her nieces and nephews and the "kids in the hood". Lynda was predeceased by her father, Robert Herron (2005); sister, Ann Herron (2018); and sister-in-law, Audrey (Forbes) Hyslop (2016). Thank you to the Doctors and Nurses in both Truro and Halifax Health Care Centres for their exceptional efforts and care. Visitation was held December 30, 2018 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Church, Port Greville. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

DEWITT, George D. A. – Age 88, of Lower Sackville passed away peacefully on December 20, 2018 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre (Infirmary Site), Halifax surrounded by family. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Earle and Rita (Allen) DeWitt. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired mechanic with Scotia Chev-Olds and later DND. He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Spicer; daughters, Elizabeth Crouse (Ken), Surrey, B.C.; Pamela DeWitt, Ottawa; a son, William, Dartmouth; sister, Dora Fuller, Advocate Harbour; brother, William (Viny), Moncton; 5 grandchildren, David, Aaron, Andrew, Ashley, John; 3 great grandchildren, Owen, Hayden, Londyn; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, George (1994); sisters, Ethel, Henrietta; brothers, Robert, Oriel, Eldon. On December 28, 2018 funeral service was held Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, D. Morton - Age 79, of Five Islands passed away December 28, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Lower Five Islands, he was a son of Royal and Beryl (Davis) Lewis. Morton was employed in the lumbering industry at an early age, and at various times throughout his life. He was employed many years with Robb Engineering in Amherst, where he was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 752. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Noreen (Smith) Lewis; his children, Steven, Bedford; Jeffrey, Truro; Christopher (Ron), Ottawa; Craig (Nancy), Cole Harbour; grandchildren, Jessica, Kenna, Ainslie; sisters, Trudy, Lower Five Islands; Linda, Lower Sackville; brothers, Sydney (Beverley), Lower Sackville; Allan (Susan), Masstown; Barry and Arnold, Lower Five Islands; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Murdelle, Carolyn; a brother, Royal Jr. A gathering of family and friends was held on January 2, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Burial in the Peniel United Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Five Islands Cemetery. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacALONEY, Elizabeth J. - Age 87, of Five Islands passed away December 31, 2018 at the Braeside Nursing Home, Middle Musquodoboit. Born in Five Islands, she was a daughter of the late Hilbert and Luella (Boyd) Corbett. Elizabeth attended Normal College in Truro, and taught school for a short time following her graduation. She later operated the Five Islands Post Office out of her home for 33 years. Elizabeth was a devoted community supporter having been a member of the Peniel United Church, serving over 50 years in the choir, a Sunday School Teacher and lifetime member of the United Church Women and the Women's Institute. Elizabeth is survived by daughters, Nancy MacAloney (Chris Melvin), Bridgewater; Betty Doyle (Paul), Lower Sackville; Margaret Davis (Lou), Truro; a son, Peter, Toronto; grandchildren, Jason (Giselle) and Mathew Davis; Patrick and Maghan Doyle; James, Liam and Spencer MacAloney; step-granddaughters, Krista and Heather (Maggie) Melvin; sisters, Helen Ettinger, Shubenacadie; Ethel MacKinnon (Elmer), Lower Onslow; sister-in-law, Bea Crawford, Toronto; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, James Wilbert MacAloney; a sister, Elsie Yorke, sister-in-law Katrina MacAloney; brothers-in-law, Hal MacAloney, Purdy Crawford, Ivan Ettinger and Walter (Buddy) Yorke.  The family would like to extend our appreciation for the compassionate care and support given to Mom by all staff of Braeside Nursing Home during her illness. Visitation, funeral and graveside services will take place in Five Islands later in the Spring. Memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Church or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

McCULLEY, Donald J. ‘Don’ – Age 93, of Parrsboro passed away January 4, 2019 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in North Greville, he was a son of the late Sherman and Winnifred (Parsons) McCulley. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Prince Edward Island Light Horse. Don later worked with the Department of Highways for more than 30 years. He is survived by daughters, Brenda Estabrooks (Wayne), Sackville, N.B.; Sharon McCulley (Neil), Parrsboro; a son, Eddie (Nancy), Parrsboro; five grandchildren, Jonathan (Amber), Christopher (Jennifer), Julian (Marci), Brett and Riley; three great-grandchildren, Ella, Jovie and Cameron. He was predeceased by his first wife, Muriel (Fulton); his second wife, Lillian (Murray); sisters, Kathleen, Frances, Willena, Ada; brothers, Douglas, Oscar, Malcolm and Dwelton. Funeral service was held January 7, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Parrsboro United Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to the Nova Scotia Branch of the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

LEWIS, Irene E. – Age 93, of Lower Five Islands. With sad hearts the family announces her passing on January 4, 2019 at the home of her daughter and family in Mansfield, Cumberland Co. Born in Wittenburg, Colchester Co. she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ruth (Taylor) Ramsey. For the past several years, Irene has lived with her daughter and family in Mansfield. She taught school in West St. Andrews, Lynn, Lower Five Islands and Boydtown. She was organist in the Lower Five Islands Church for 41 years and played in the Peniel Church for 12 years. Early in her life, she clerked in stores and cooked in various lumber camps. She is survived by her daughter, Elsie Moore (Lee), Mansfield; grandsons, Jody, Mansfield; Devin and friend, Tim, Dartmouth; special nieces, Dianna Dowe, Gloria Lewis, both of Lower Five Islands; many cousins. She was predeceased by her husband and soul-mate, Herbie in 2000; a brother, Joseph Ramsey. Funeral service was held January 8, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Florence Antle-Brison officiating. Burial in Peniel United Cemetery, Five Islands at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Peniel United Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MacNEIL, Elizabeth "Betty" - The family of Elizabeth "Betty" MacNeil, 80 of Great Village are heartbroken to announce her sudden passing on January 4, 2019 in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Betty married John "J.V." MacNeil from Benacadie Glen, Cape Breton and lived in Ontario and Massachusetts before moving back to Great Village to run what would become MacNeil’s Rest Home for 27 years. Although a polio victim in her youth and the recipient of two knee replacements, Betty’s desire to promote anything that befitted her community was not deterred. She was the first female member of the Great Village and District Fire Brigade, operating the fire emergency phone system from her home until 1992 when she retired. She then became an honorary member of the Fire Brigade and has since served as a fire commission member. She was a founding member of the Great Village and District Fire Auxiliary, having just received her 50 year service award. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72, where she was presently serving as secretary. Betty was an avid Bingo Player and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Londonderry. Betty is survived by her four sons, all of Great Village, Vincent (Carla), Dale (Cindy), Byron and Glen (Trudy); six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Percy (Joy), Stephen (Deanna); many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, John "J.V." MacNeil; parents, Alfreda and Clifford Graham. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro from where the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72 conducted a Tribute Service on January 9 followed immediately by a Memorial Service with Father Cristinel Fartadi, officiating. Interment at a later date in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery, Londonderry. Family flowers only. Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the RCL Branch #72 Great Village "Building Fund" or to the Great Village and District Brigade. Online condolences by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

McINTOSH, Stephen Edward, Upper Brookside - 59, passed away at home on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Born in Montreal, he was the eldest son of the late Edward Bennett and Anne Patricia (Duffy) McIntosh. Steve grew up in Beloeil, Quebec and attended Richelieu Valley Regional High School in nearby McMasterville Quebec. "Tosh" as he was affectionately known in high school, played competitive soccer and hockey. Then it was on to Concordia University where he attended its prestigious School of Community and Public Affairs. He began his career with Canadian National Railways (CN) as a communications practitioner in Montreal before moving on to Winnipeg and Moncton. After leaving CN, he moved to Nova Scotia where he held various communications positions for Parks Canada and the Nova Scotia Provincial Government. In 1995 he settled in Truro where he provided public affairs guidance as a senior communications specialist for two professional associations dealing with commercial home heating and forest products. Steve’s passion was politics. He was a member of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party. He was active in various roles, usually around communications, and participated in three provincial leadership campaigns, various federal and provincial elections and served as an executive assistant to a provincial cabinet minister. Near the end of his career he was Communications and Outreach Coordinator for MP Scott Armstrong. In 1999 he married Emily Maxine Gratton. The following year he took on the challenge of overseeing the planning and construction of a new home where he and Emily ("The Bears") resided. He frequently accompanied Emily as she followed her passion of breeding and exhibiting Smooth Fox Terriers at competitions in the Maritimes and eastern United States. Steve loved to read political books and biographies, watch cable news and sports, go to movies, dine out and travel. He considered North Rustico, PEI to be a second home, having spent cottage time there with Emily annually for the last 24 years. Steve will be deeply missed by his wife Emily, his mother-in-law Phyllis Gratton, brothers, Andrew (Carolyn Adolph) and nephew, Hadley, all of Seattle, and niece, Emma of Calgary; Colin (Nicole) Brampton, ON and sister, Elaine (Cameron) Stanley and their sons, Joel and Matthew, all of Moncton, NB.; cousins David Ogilvie; Rosemary Ogilvie; Susan and Steven McCormick; Rosemary Goodridge, and Susan Cantwell all of Fredericton and Lorne McIntosh and Janice Barclay of Toronto. Also, Emily’s aunt and cousin, Frances Langille and Bruce Langille of Truro. The family would like to thank all the medical professionals who cared for Steve as well as the members of the North River Fire Brigade and EHS. Liturgy of the Word and a Remembrance of Life to be held at Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro on January 17, 2019. Donations in Steve’s memory may be made to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Colchester https://colchester.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/ On-line condolences may be made at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

ROBERTS, Gertdeena M. - Age 94, of Parrsboro passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Parrsboro, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Isalena (Spencer) Manning. She is survived by a daughter, Rosemary Roberts (Brian O’Halloran), Halifax; a son, Richard, Parrsboro; grandchildren, Laura and Robert, both of Halifax; a sister, Sabara Humes, Richmond, B.C; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1980; a brother, Conrad. Funeral service was held January 22, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Rev. Dr. Brian Spence officiating. Burial in St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Parrsboro at a later date. Memorial donations to your local chapter of the SPCA. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MORRIS, Nolan I. - Age 63, of Advocate Harbour passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Merton and Marie (Hazel) Morris. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughters, Lisa Hiltz (Donald), Tatamagouche; Darlene Bennett (Scott), Eastern Passage; sons, Everett (Tanya), Eastern Passage; Michael (Lisa), Advocate Harbour; Jamie (Marnie), Middle Sackville; Joey (Jeanine), Enfield; sisters, Rosalie Gouchie, Truro; Marchel Strong (Robert), Advocate Harbour; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, LaVerne. Funeral service as January 23, 2019 at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, Pastor Douglas Lake officiating. Burial in the Advocate Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations to Faith Baptist Church, Open Arms building fund the Open Arms Church or to a charity of choice. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

YORKE, Rubie B. – Age 97, of Diligent River and Evanston. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our very dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Rubie who died suddenly yet peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Strait-Richmond Hospital, Evanston with her family by her side. Born at Glasgow Mountain, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Eva (Varner) Bowden. She is survived by her daughter, Linda McNamara (Karl), Evanston; her sons, Gary (Ann Marie), Soldier’s Cove; Roy (Sandra MacKenzie), Truro; grandchildren, Kelly Yorke (Shawn), Evanston; Kory Yorke, Soldiers Cove; Faith Yorke, Truro; great grandchildren, Grace and Logan DeWolfe; sister-in-law, Jean Bowden, Fox River; chosen sister, Mary Yorke, Truro; many nieces and nephews; as well, her "grand fur-babies" Mike and Molly. She was predeceased by her husband, Logan; sisters, Adelaide and Greta; brothers, Guy, Hughie, Donald, Max, Hazen and Glendon. Funeral service was held January 26, 2019 at the Diligent River Baptist Church. Burial in the Diligent River Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Diligent River Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to the Strait-Richmond Palliative Care Program. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

TARR, Arthur G. – Age 87, of Economy passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in South Maitland, he was a son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Roth) Tarr. Arthur was a truck driver for over 40 years. He is survived by his companion, Joyce Welch, Economy; daughters, Sharon Blanchard (Barry), Sussex, N.B.; Ardis Train (Brian), Saint John, N.B.; a sister, Eva Dystant, Lower Sackville; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Joyce Wilson; a son, Carlton; numerous brothers and sisters. In keeping with Arthur’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

CLARKE, Sue Ann C. – Age 64, of New Salem passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Bayview Memorial Health Centre, Advocate Harbour. Born in Advocate Harbour, she was a daughter of the late Reece and Hazel (Dowe) Cleveland. She was employed with the Advocate Hot Lunch Program, and later at Bayview Memorial Health Centre. She was a member of the Apple River Baptist Church. She is survived by her former husband, Wayne Clarke, Apple River; a daughter, Sarah Berry (Michael), Advocate Harbour; a son, Dan (Lynne), Truro; a brother, Mark (Georgia), Mount Stewart, PEI; five grandchildren, Maryssa and Matthew, of Truro; Skye, Elizabeth and Holly, of Advocate Harbour; several nieces and nephews; also, lifelong best friend, Kaye Fletcher, St Catharines, Ont. She was predeceased by a sister, Cheryl in infancy;  a brother, Errol. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Recreation Program of Bayview Health Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com


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HOWIE, Carol Joan - Just hours before her 85th birthday, mom passed away at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on December 10, 2018. She leaves behind her children Holly Gibson (Doug), Robin Kayser (David),  and Philip Morris, her grandchildren Courtney McArthur (Mark),Kylie Gibson, Riley Kayser (Amy), Simon Kayser (Aimee), Jennifer Morris (Joey Benoit), and Jason Morris. Mom loved her great grands who affectionately called her "Howie", Skylar and Taylor McArthur, Benjamin and Jacob Kayser and Saylour and Parker Benoit. She was a consummate traveller from Iceland to Antarctica, from Africa to Costa Rico. Yet her favorite destination always remained "Down Home" in her beloved Nova Scotia. Mom was an exceptional knitter, a green thumb gardener, an avid reader and a supplier of homemade chicken soup with hot biscuits to family and friends. Mom is survived by her sisters Margo Winters (Reg), and Dawne Dainard and will be missed by her dear friends Jean and Bob Smith and Joyce Corner. The family will have a private service with a celebration of mom’s life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a random act of kindness would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com 

CAMERON, Kathleen M. – Age 75, of Parrsboro and formerly of Woods Harbour passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Centreville (Cape Sable Island), she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Julia (Ross) Smith. She is survived by her husband, Winburn; daughter, Barbara Atwood (Kevin George), Parrsboro; a son, David (Pam), Woods Harbour; sisters, Betty, Madeline, Rosemary, brothers, Donald, Lenny, Norman, Bernard; 6 grandchildren, Shane, Joshua, Jonathan, Tylneil, Chastity, Brooklyn; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah; several brothers and sisters. In keeping with Kathleen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Graveside service will take place in Woods Harbour at a later date. Memorial donations to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

COLLINS, Phillip – 76, Hilden, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Elk Court, Brookfield. Born in Green Oaks, he was the son of the late Leonard & Lydia (Burgess) Collins. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (King) Collins; children, Phillip Jr. (Rebecca) & family; Tara (Keith), Debert; Christina (Gary), North River; Jeffery (Kim), Debert; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Rylan, Corey, Riley, Danny (Lindsay); great granddaughter, Myla; siblings, Marge (Donald), Ontario; Gary (Shirley), Green Oaks; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Donald, Elmer, Clarence, Aileen, Jessie, Edith. Private family interment will be held in Onslow Island 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

SLACK, Joyce Eileen - 80, Valley, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Colchester East Hants Centre, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Pearl (Dickie) Fulton. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Wilson, Truro; sons, Bruce (Karen) Creelman, Gold River BC; David (Natasha) Creelman, Onslow; step-daughter, Tracey (David) Mitchell, Truro; step-son, Dana (Ruth) Slack, North River; grandchildren, Jonathon Wilson, Meagan Wilson, Ashley Creelman, Connor Creelman; step-grandchildren, Nicholas Slack, Alana Slack, Sean Mitchell, Patrick Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell; great-granddaughter, Caylee; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Kenneth Slack; brothers, Ray, Ron, Donald in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Thursday, November 22, 2018, Reverend Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiated. Interment will be held at a later date in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

FULTON, S. Bernice - Age 69, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Colchester-East Hants Health Centre, Truro surrounded by her family. Born in Lakelands, she was a daughter of the late Maxwell and Ethel (Gilbert) Gilbert. She is survived by  her children, Darien, Charlie (Shelly), Jeremy (Lesley), Jason (Jessica Wheaton), Krista (Steven Ripley), all of Parrsboro; Donald (Melanie), Dartmouth; sisters, Audrey Heward, North Bay, Ont.; Carolyn O’Hearn (Fred), Lower Five Islands; Diane, Etobicoke, Ont.; Barb, Parrsboro; Cheryl Johnson (Mike), Parrsboro; a brother, Ronald (Louise), Lakelands; grandchildren, Baylee, Kristi-Anna, Avery, Raine, Claudia, Keelan, Gabriel, Riley, Abby, Brandon, Callie, Lily, Mack, Darcy, Denver, Jake; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Earl; a sister, Jo Anne; a brother, Bradford. A gathering to celebrate Bernice’s life was held November 29, 2018 at the Parrsboro Fire Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

KENT, David Mark "Dave" - 50, Truro, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018. Born in Truro and raised in Pleasant Valley, Dave was the son of the late Victor Raymond and Linda R. (Glazebrook) Kent. He is survived by his step daughter, Jolene Marie MacKenzie, Truro; brothers and sisters, Steven (Marcie) Kent, Greenfield; Jimmy Kent, Greenfield; Darlene (Danny) Boyd, Truro; Patty (Ivan) Colbourne, Antigonish; Wayne Roode, Truro; Howard Roode, Truro; biological mother, Sharon Ann Holt Roode, Great Village; nephews and nieces, Jonathon, Katie and Chris Boyd, Truro; Michael Kent, Alberta; Ashley Rose Kent, Shubenacadie; Heather Lynn Kent, Antigonish; Amanda Dean, Antigonish; Joshua Roode, Truro; long-time friend and fellow advocate, Cindy Carruthers. A "Celebration of Life" was held Friday, November 30, 2018, at Truro Lion’s Club, 1100 Prince Street, Truro. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

BOHLMANN, Ursula C. - Age 79, of Halifax passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home, Halifax. Born in Shanghai, China, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Charlotte Bohlmann. She spent her childhood in Shanghai and in Germany and has since lived in Nova Scotia. In 1988, she began to seriously pursue her love of painting. She was a successful watercolour and acrylic artist, and instructor. Ursula was represented by galleries throughout Nova Scotia and her paintings can be found in business and private collections here and abroad. She is survived by cousins in Germany and family friends, Anne and Elizabeth D’Souza, both of Halifax; Esther and Mark Pippy, St. John’s, Newfoundland. She was predeceased by her parents, and friends Michael and Juliana D’Souza. Special thanks for the nurses and staff of St. Vincent’s Nursing Home. Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass and committal will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

RANDS, Ross Peter - 58, Debert, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018, in Debert Court, Debert. Born in Orillia, Ontario, he was a son of Gloria (Pollock) Rands, Ontario, and the late Peter Rands. He is survived by his loving wife, Pam (MacDonald) Rands; son, Peter, USA; brother, Mark (Pam), Moncton, NB; sisters, Caroline Rands, Ontario, Cynthia Rands, Truro; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. No visitation or funeral service by family request. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

CAMPBELL, Karen A. – Age 64, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro surrounded by her family. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Gloria (Phinney) Keating, Parrsboro and the late James D. Keating. She is survived by her husband, Jack; a daughter, Kristy Welton (Gary), Parrsboro; a son, Chris (Shelly), North Bay, Ont.; a sister, Sharon, Parrsboro; brothers, Robert, Halifax; Larry Brown (Grace), Lower Sackville; grandchildren, Tanner, Brayden, Liam, Ava; a niece, Kelsea Harvey (Kyle), Parrsboro; nephew, Luke, Montreal; a great niece, Briar. A celebration of Karen’s life was held November 30, 2018. at Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program at South Cumberland Community Care Centre or the LA Animal Shelter. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

JARVIS, Emma Cynthia - 97, Truro, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Cedarstone Enhanced Care, Truro. Born in Brookside, she was a daughter of the late Aubrey and Mahala (Rhyno) Bartlett. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Smith, Truro; Gae Crossman (Alan), Crowes Mills; grandchildren, Cyril, Cindy, David, Cory, Aaron, Jason; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Helen), Truro, Cecil (Floris), Ontario; sisters-in-law, Edie Bartlett, Bible Hill; Ora Bartlett, Ontario; several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Elmer, Graham, Edgar, Herbie, Eric; sisters, Marie, Mildred, Nellie, Edna. Family graveside service will be held in Crossroads Cemetery, Valley, 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

GEORGE, Eldon T. – Age 87, of Parrsboro passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Parrsboro, he was a son of the late Capt. James and Gertrude (Martin) George. Eldon had a life-long passion of exploring Nova Scotian geology and fossils to become world-renowned for his discoveries and for his Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop. He is survived by his grandchildren, Amanda George and Kevin George (Barbara Atwood), all of Parrsboro; two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Riley; a brother,  William (Faye), Rockwood, Ont.; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Elaine (Allen); a son, Wayne; sisters, Eileen, Jean, Mary; brothers, Harold, Ronald, Garfield, Lawrence, Patrick, Vernon. A ‘Celebration of Life" service will be announced to be held in Parrsboro for the summer of 2019. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro. Online condolences at www.smithsfuneralhome.com

MARSH, Chester "Chet" Lowell - 88 of Little Bass River passed away peacefully on Thursday November 29th in the Colchester East Hants Heath Centre, Palliative Care Unit. Born in Economy Nova Scotia, Chet had lived for a time in Ontario and Indiana, returning to Nova Scotia in 1962. He left city life in Dartmouth to retire with his wife Vera in 1995. Her passing on November 15th 2018 left him inconsolable. He was also predeceased by his parents Gordon and Rose Marsh, and sister, Edith Cochrane. Chester spent over 30 years with Palmer Refrigeration of Halifax. Chester is survived by: sisters, Marion Cochrane of Dartmouth and Ada Welton of Economy; son, Wayne (Gail) of Enfield and daughter, Catherine Smith (Brian) in Carrs Brook; grandsons, Jeffrey Smith of Halifax, Jeremy Marsh (Sarah) of Fall River, Tim Marsh (Julie) of Wellington; and David Marsh of Bedford; and by three great grandsons, Ben, Aaron and Luke Marsh of Fall River. A funeral service was held December 7th at Faith Baptist Church in Great Village, followed by a reception. Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia (http://alzheimer.ca/en/ns/Get-involved/Donate). Online condolences may be left at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

CAVANAUGH, Delmar Lemuel 80, North River, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Delmar is survived by his spouse, Colleen; daughters, Tammi (Eddy) McNutt, Rhonda (Terry) McNutt, Karen (Sean) MacPhee; son, Darrell (Shelly) Patton; grandchildren, Leah (Joey) Marchand, Paige, Drew, and Jacob McNutt, Matthew, Nicholas, and Charlotte Patton, Spencer MacPhee; great-grandson, Max Marchand; brothers, Dean (Agnes), Layton (Margie); sisters, Florence (Wayne) Smith, Marilyn Gilby, Dora Walker. He is also survived by his best buddy "Pebbles". He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Lottie (McNutt) Cavanaugh; siblings, Larry, Leonard, Hazel and Gail (Reid). Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where the funeral service was held Sunday, December 9, 2018, Rev. Carolyn Wilson Wynne officiated. Interment at a later date in North River United Church Cemetery, North River. Full obituary and condolences at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com

Andersen, Eleanor Kathleen, 96 – Debert / Lunenburg. Passed peacefully away in the Shannex Debert Court on December 6, 2018. Born in Lunenburg, N.S. to the late Isaiah and Cora (Randall) Lohnes on December 30, 1921. She is survived by her son, Gary (Margo), Broad Cove; grandchildren, Derek (Tara), San Diego, USA and Deanna, Halifax; great grandchildren, John and Lana, San Diego, USA. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Yngvar (Andy), Norway; brothers, Cyril and Earl and sisters, Blanche (Field), Pearl (Feener), Florence (Allen Crouse) and Phyllis (Brinton). Cremation has taken place. Family graveside service and committal at later date in Lunenburg Cemetery, Lunenburg, N.S. where she will rest beside her beloved husband and parents in the family plot. The family will be forever grateful for the loving care given to their Mom by the amazing staff of Debert Court. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.ColchesterCommunity.com

Frances Elizabeth Weatherbee, 62 - Central Onslow. It is with great sorrow that the family of Frances (Fran) Elizabeth Weatherbee announce her passing on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Born in Truro on December 22, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Marion (Brenton) Weatherbee of Lower Truro. Francie grew up in Lower Truro and then moved to Annapolis Royal where she enjoyed her life in that beautiful community. She also lived in Kentville and in 2003, she moved home to help care for her mother. Fran worked for MBW Courier for many years both in administration and as a driver. She was a supporter of the Terry Fox Run as a survivor of breast cancer and spent many hours visiting and helping others. She is survived by her only son, Ryan Hay and daughter-in-law, Sabrina of Annapolis Royal and their four children, Raine, Noah, Rogan and Tatjana. Also survived by her siblings, Linda (Bob) Byers, Tatamagouche, Walter (Marilyn) Weatherbee, Debert, Mike Weatherbee, Central Onslow and Cynthia (Chris) Connolly of Lower Truro. She was a much loved aunt to Claudia and Matthew Connolly, Dennis Weatherbee and Jamie and Joseph Faulkner. Survivors also include aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her partner Donald Gaudet of Kentville. The family wish to thank all of the medical staff that helped with Fran’s care in the last six weeks. Thanks as well to family, friends and co-workers for your help and support. Cremation has taken place. A time of remembrance was held December 9th in the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Donations may be made to the Colchester Hospice Society (89 Queen St., Truro, B2N 2B2) or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.ColchesterCommunity.com


 

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