Mason, Alan – 59, passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary on Saturday, April 16. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Layton and Katherine (Atkins) Mason. Alan is survived by his son Jarret, Halifax; his daughter Kayleigh, Pictou; and stepson Chris, Dartmouth; brothers Bill (Carolyn), New Glasgow, Sandy (Susan) Westville; Sister Joy (Junior), New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Ian and nephew, Steven MacLean. There will be no visitation or funeral. By request, in keeping with Alan’s wishes, his body has been donated to Dalhousie Medical School in hopes it will benefit others.
MacKENZIE, Douglas Burton, “Dougie” – 77, of Pictou, passed away peacefully April 21, 2016 in the Shiretown Nursing Home. He was born in Three Brooks on July 12, 1938. In his younger years he owned a trucking business, MacK & L, with his famous slogan “U Call, We Haul”. He worked at Claritone and Michelin Tire, from where he retired in 1993, after 22 years. He was also employed with his best friend, Brian Clarke Construction, where he worked both part time and full time from 1967 until age 70, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He was a jack of all trades, always performing odd jobs for various people. He was a hard worker who was well known for his strong work ethic and quality of work. Dougie was an avid collector of many things, always thinking that someday they would be worth something. He was such a kind-hearted, fun-loving man who loved to laugh and tease. His face would light up with such pride every time he saw his children and grandchildren. As a Dad and husband he was definitely priceless. He enjoyed wrestling, country music, old black and white movies, but most of all working. Dougie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Hilda (Landry); his children, Dougie (Tammy), Sharran Anne (Gary) Cameron and Bobby (Lynn). He was so very proud of his four grandchildren, Ashleigh, Sarah Dawn, Colton and Justin. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Doreen (Ernie) Corbett, Wilda Landry (Andrew), Priscilla (Langille) MacKenzie, Marlene (Gerald) Shaw, Nellie Bray (Bruce), Jimmy (Cathy) Langille, Angus Langille, Delia (John) Kreffer and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his adoptive parents, Grace and Neil MacKenzie, his biological parents, Jessie and Gordon Langille; brothers, Neil “Junie” MacKenzie, Stewart and Arnold Langille; sisters, Priscilla (MacKenzie) Lann and Diane MacMillan. Funeral service has taken place. Donations in Dougie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, or a charity of your choice.
LYONS, Alice May – 64, of Pictou, passed away on April 22, 2016 in the Shiretown Nursing Home, Pictou. Alice was born in Pictou to Annie and Patrick Lyons on August 22, 1951. She was involved with Summer Street Industries and enjoyed all of their programming. Alice is survived by her brothers and sisters, Linda (Peter) Daley, Brenda (Mark) Lyons-McInnis, Donna Lyons, Elizabeth (Joseph) Rice, Leonard (Edna) Lyons, Chester (Marilyn) Lyons, Dave (Glenda) Lyons; her mother, Annie (Earl) Lyons and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Patrick Lyons and brother, Charlie Lyons. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11 a.m., in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Donations in her memory may be made to the SPCA. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Service, Pictou.
Fraser, Shannon Elizabeth – 75, Toney River, passed away surrounded by her family on April 19, 2016 in the Maritime Oddfellows Home, Pictou. Born in Pictou, she was a daughter of the late Francis “Rooster” MacDonald and Helen Dunlop. Shannon had a love for music and dancing as she grew up with her father in the spotlight as he pursued his time in music. Upon meeting James at the age of 15, they both shared the same love for music and would always be found at social gatherings enjoying a dance together. Shannon enjoyed tending to her flower gardens and had a love for baking, knitting and sewing. She would always be kept busy, whether it was volunteering her time or spending time with family and friends. She always had a great time with the Red Hatters, enjoying the comradery and laughter. Shannon spent her years as a personal care worker where she worked at the Edward Mortimer Place and the Maritime Oddfellows Home. During that time she took a leave of absence to care for her mother-in-law at home for six years, then returned to work for a short period before retiring. Shannon was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, James. She is survived by her three children, Rick, Toney River; Frances (Robert Marshall), Pictou; Peggy Scanlan, Pictou; two sisters, Marilyn (Pat MacCormack), Pictou and Jean Thurman, Ontario; six grandchildren, Luke and Danielle Scanlan, Jocelyn and Matt Marshall, Stefanie and Jennifer Fraser, along with four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of the Maritime Oddfellows Home and Dr. Burrill for the excellent care Shannon and James both received, we are forever grateful. Visitation and funeral have taken place. Burial in the Riverbank Cemetery. Donations in Shannon’s memory may be made to the Resident Council Fund at the Maritime Oddfellows Home, the Riverbank Cemetery or Memorial Fund at St David’s Presbyterian Church.
Ferguson, Heather Marie – 74 years of age. The daughter of the late Tom and Helen (Campbell) MacLeod, Heather passed away on April 22, 2016. She slipped away peacefully, gracefully, with the dignity that she embodied, with her loving family at her side. Heather is now once again with the love of her life, her loving husband of 48 years, James “Jimmy” Ferguson, who passed away on June 5, 2013. Heather was deeply loved by her three children, Susan (Richie Holmes), Dartmouth; Janice (Scott Fraser), Stellarton; and Michael (Stacey), Stellarton. “Grammy” was adored by her five grandchildren, Evan, Eric and Olivia Ferguson, Ryan and Matt Holmes. Heather was a cherished sister to Helen (Robert) Stroud and sister-in-law to Norm and Jean Ferguson, Geraldine Ferguson-Goodyear and Isabelle and Adrian Pearson and aunt to several nieces and nephews. Heather was born and educated in New Glasgow and graduated from the Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing in 1962. She was a registered nurse who began her career at the Aberdeen Hospital and finished at Glen Haven Manor. She was past Matron of the Harmony Chapter # 25 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mom, in her youth, enjoyed playing sports of any kind and was inducted into the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame for her athletic abilities in High School Soccer. Heather loved to read, listen to music and took great pride in the home she shared with Jimmy and their family. She was always interested in what her grandchildren were doing. Funeral service has taken place. Burial of ashes in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Corbett, D. Matthew “Buddy” – age 75, Middle River, formerly of Stellarton and Westville, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow with his family at his side. Born in New Glasgow on November 5, 1940, he was a son of the late Matthew and Helen (Baillie) Corbett of Westville. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a lover of nature, especially enjoying playing with his dogs. A quiet reserved man, Buddy worked at Scott Paper and Kimberley Clark for 37 years until retirement. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his wife Ellen (Clyburne); sons and daughters, James “Jimmy” (Andrea), Ottawa; Ann Pellerine (Malcolm), Priestville; Heidi Callahan (David), Fort St. John, BC; Melodie MacDonald (Billy), Trenton; Reggie (Shandra), Kentucky; grandchildren, Cpl. Zachary Wilson (Jenny), Margaret ‘Maggie” Wilson (Chris Pye), Nicholas Bushulak, Christopher Bushulak, Daniel Tulk, Hunter MacDonald, Skyla Corbett; great-grandchildren, Riel Oickle and Gemma Wilson. He is also survived by brother James Corbett (Elaine), Halifax; sister Marie Cameron (Donald), Riverton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Betty Bourque; brothers Reggie Breault, Johnny Corbett and Robert Breault. There will be no visitations or funeral service by request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society or the Myeloma Society of Canada.
Chisholm, Nancy Jean – of Little Harbour, Pictou County, passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, on April 23, 2016. Nancy was born in 1931 to the late Alex and Alice (Manning) Chisholm. She lived on the family farm with her husband William Roff and her much beloved dog Angus. Nancy attended Fraser’s Mountain School and New Glasgow High. She then went on to study X-ray Technology at the VG Hospital in Halifax. She left Halifax to work at the Kingston General Hospital in Ontario where she eventually became the director of the Eastern Ontario School of X-ray Technology. During her time in Kingston, Nancy, along with her husband Bill, owned and loved several Standard Bred horses, which she raced at Frontenac Downs. After retirement, Nancy returned to Pictou County, where she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Nancy took great pleasure in working with Bill on the beautiful gardens that he designed at the farm. She spent hours picking wild strawberries, which she then made into jam to give to everyone at Christmas. She hooked several mats using her grandmother’s mat frames. Nancy was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and the Ontario Harness Horse Association. Nancy also supported the Nature Conservancy of Canada by giving them an easement on her property to ensure that the land will be protected for the benefit of wildlife and future generations. She is survived by her husband, Bill; her nephews: Sandy Chisholm (Kathleen) and Jim Chisholm (Pauline), both of Sydney; her nieces: Mary MacNevin of Halifax; Nancy Phelan of Lethbridge, Alta.; and Anne Chisholm of New Glasgow; her sister-in-law, Frances, New Glasgow; four grand nieces: Jennifer, Maggie, Laura and Dawn Marie; three grand nephews: James, Greg and Blair; and four great-grand nephews. She was predeceased by her only brother, Blair. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Burial to follow in Lorne Street Cemetery. Donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or to the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
BUELL, Merlene A. – 79, of Lakeview Manor, Riverview, N.B., passed away peacefully on March 28, 2016. Born in Thorburn, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Urquhart) Reid. Merlene was a loving wife, mother, foster mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She will be sadly missed by her daugthers Helen Buell-LeBlanc (Gaston); Catherine Pappas (Deno); sons John (Gisele) and Robert (Alice); daughter-in-law Julie Buell; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Margaret Dodds (Colin), Truro and Laverne Landry (Regis), Pokemouche, N.B. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Buell, formerly of Stellarton; son Ronald Buell; sister Janet Noseworthy; brothers Jackie and Peter Reid; half-sisters Florence MacDonald and Dorothy Saad. Burial was held at Fairhaven Memorial Gardens.
BROWN, Calvin A. – 95, of River John, passed away January 15, 2016 in the Northumberland Veterans Residence in Pictou. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Coulter’s Funeral Home, Tatamagouche (902-657-3288) with a veteran tribute service conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion at 1:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow visitation in Hamilton Cemetery in River John. Memorial donations to the River John Fire Department or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.mmcfunerals.com. †
WESTON, Brent Lorne – The family of Brent Lorne Weston, age 54, is sorry to announce his passing on April 2, 2016 in Ontario. Brent is survived by his parents Vernon and Evelyn; his three sons and one daughter; siblings, Glen, Donna, Harold, Roy, Sandra, Andrew, Patricia and their families. He was predeceased by his sister Heather. No visitation or service will be held at this time.
URQUHART, James Edward “Ed” – 68, Churchville, passed away April 14, 2016 at home, surrounded by the love of his family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Fraser Neil and Ann Katherine (Fraser) Urquhart. Ed studied plumbing and oil burner mechanics at the former Nova Scotia Institute of Technology, going on to receive Red Seal certification for both. He began his career with MacKay Heating and Plumbing, New Glasgow, and was employed with various companies before retirement from Emera in 2013. Ed enjoyed retirement and believed that at death, life only changes, it does not end. Surviving are his daughter, Cindy Urquhart (Donna), Churchville; son, Edward “Eddie” (Alana), Toronto, Ont.; granddaughter, Alyson “Aly” Pelrine, Halifax; best friend, Joy Patton (Ronnie Quinn), Churchville; brothers, Doug (Karen) Urquhart, Linacy; Robert “Bobby” (Sarah) Urquhart, Edmonton, Alta.; David (Mary) Urquhart, New Glasgow; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held April 17 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home Chapel, New Glasgow. Interment in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. In honour of Ed’s memory, donations may be made towards his granddaughter’s education.
SHIELDS, James Brenton (Jim) – 70, of Pictou passed away April 3, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit, New Glasgow, with his family at his side. Born in Spring Valley, P.E.I., and raised in Clermont, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruby (Champion) Shields. Jim was a millwright by trade, having worked with the Department of Fisheries, and was retired from Via Rail in Halifax. His last few relaxed years brought him much joy. Jim was a very hard-working, largely self-educated man with great mechanical abilities. He enjoyed music and travelling to car races. Jim was a kind man of strong character. He was extremely proud of his three children. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Theresa (Chaulker); daughter Margo Shields (Ian Merrithew) Bedford; sons Kendall Shields (Gillian Gass), Halifax and Devin Shields (Caitlin), Mississauga; grandchildren, Alice Shields and Emmett Merrithew; former wife and mother of his children, Marlene Shields, Bedford. He is also survived by sisters, Mary Graham (Allan) Alberton, PEI; Rita LeDue (John) Valley, NS; brother David Shields, Elderbank, NS; sister-in-law Terry Shields, Cheverie, NS; brother-in-law Eric Brown, Lower Sackville, several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother, Francis, in 2015. There will be no visitation or funeral service at Jim’s request. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
MOULTON, Ralph James – 59, left the Halifax Infirmary on April 12, 2016 for an extended fishing trip. Born April 17, 1956 in New Glasgow, NS, he was the son of the late Catherine Livingstone – Moulton of Westville and late Irving Thomas MacKenzie of Middle River. He attended Westville and Hopewell Elementary school, and West Pictou High. He worked at various jobs in his life time, his last being with North Nova Seafoods. He loved fishing and every aspect of it. He loved his road trips and covered more ground than the Dept of Highways looking for that next fishing hole. Besides his love for fishing, was his love for darts. He was a long time member of Branch 28 Royal Canadian Legion, Stellarton. Ralph was a loving and caring brother, uncle and a very proud step-dad. He is survived by sister, Diane Durling (Danny) Westville; brother, Gary Moulton (Suzanne), Three Brooks Rd., nieces: Cassandra (Squi) Moulton, Georgina, Shauna Crosby; nephews: Tony Durling, Wallace, Scott, Mark Crosby and a number of grand nieces and nephews; step children, Kathy and Ritchie Livingstone, Helen Vince; companion of 10 and a half years, Patty Vince; and was special Grampy to Alannah and Johnny. He was predeceased by sister Lillian, brother John Garfield, beloved dog Bear. There will be no funeral or service at Ralph’s request. Donations in his memory can be made to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Fundation.
MITTON, Ethelwyn Anna – 88, of Ivey’s Terrace formerly of Fraser’s Mountain passed away April 11, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born June 9, 1927 in Durham she was a daughter of the late Jack and Elsie (Dowell) MacKenzie. Ethel lived in Fraser’s Mountain and worked as a secretary at Trenton Works. She enjoyed painting, travelling and her family. She is survived by sons Wayne (Nora), Digby; Wendell (Marcella), Fraser’s Mountain; sisters Dorothy Wagner, Brantford, ON; Jean Swiech, Waterford, ON; Betty (John) Lewis; Fraser’s Mountain; brother David (Kay) MacKenzie, Wilmont Station; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husbands Bill Mitton and Bob MacPhee. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in her memory may be made to Ivey’s Terrace, Trenton.
MacNEIL, Natalie Dawn – 28, Pictou, passed away peacefully April 13, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by her family. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of Debbie Marie (Hill) MacNeil, Pictou and Kevin Neil MacNeil, Central Caribou. Prior to ill health, Natalie was employed with Sobeys, Pictou, in the deli. She possessed a “big heart” and displayed kindness to both animals and people. Natalie embraced her artistic nature, exploring pencil drawing and oil painting. She lived life to the fullest. Besides her mother, Debbie (Doug) and father, Kevin, she is survived by her sister, Roberta “Bert”; aunts, Darlene (Robbie), Denise (Mike) and Darlene; uncles, Mike (Bridget), Lloyd (Darlene), Bob, John (Yvette), Raymond (Susie) and Jimmi (Karen); many cousins. Funeral service was held April 16 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Interment in Christ the King Cemetery, Trenton. Donations may be made in Natalie’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Pictou County SPCA.
MacDOUGALL, Joseph “Joe” – It is with great sadness that we, the family of Joseph Gordon MacDougall, announce his passing on April 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Trenton August 28, 1924, he was a son of the late Alec and Margaret (Lawlor) MacDougall. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Alice (McGuigan); his daughters: Janet (Roger) Savoie; Lisa (Paul) Demetre; son, Jim (Dawn) Hayman; and son-in-law Bruce (Paula) Rodgers. Papa was loved dearly by his grandchildren: Jerry Rodgers, Jennifer MacLean, Allison Law, Amanda McCarville, Christopher Savoie, Freddie MacKay, Kenda Hayman, Kelly Underwood, Riley Bennett and Dylan Bennett as well as 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Al MacDougall, Ottawa; sisters: Florence Hesketh, Jarvis; Rita Love, Riverview; Marguerite (Percy) Hayne, Pictou Landing; and Marie (Rupert) Moores, New Glasgow. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Gwen Dorey, his daughter, Connie Rodgers, son, Paul Hayman, sister, Hannah (Edgar) Joyce, sister-in-law, Joan MacDougall and brother-in-law, Vern Love. He will also be lovingly remembered by the McGuigan and Doucette families. Joe was a well-known sheet metal worker, starting work at age 15 at Thompson and Sutherland, learning the trade. He worked throughout the Maritimes and went on to work at Glasgow Metals later retiring from MacKay Heating and Plumbing. After retirement, Joe couldn’t put down the shears and continued to keep busy in his home shop until the age of 80. Joe was well known in the community giving many hours to help his friends and neighbours or even just someone who needed a helping hand. He was a member of the Trenton Minor Sports Association, involved in the former Christ the King Church as an Usher, a member of the Parish Council, Men’s Club and also ran bingo for over 20 years. He volunteered his time as a Boy Scout Leader in his earlier years and his mentorship is evidenced by way of remarks still being passed on by former Scouts as to how he influenced their lives. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, whether being their biggest fan at a sporting event, picking berries, or having picnics. Our hearts are left with the fondest of memories. Joe seemed to know everyone, and always had a handshake and a smile. In later years, Joe could often be found on the back step with Alice holding a cup of tea in his hand and waving to passersby. Funeral and visitation have taken place. Burial at Christ the King Cemetery, Trenton. The family would like to thank Dr. Park and Dr. Farrell, all the wonderful caregivers with VON and the devoted nurses of the Palliative Care Unit who made it a little easier for us to say goodbye. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the VON or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Unit.
HENDERSON, Jean Emmett – 98, of Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow formerly of Plymouth Park, passed away April 13, 2016 at the Aberdeen Hospital with her family and closest friends by her side. Born in Welsford she was a daughter of the late John and Maude (Langille) Reid. Jean was a graduate of the Victoria General School of Nursing. Jean worked as a private duty nurse, having also nursed at the Aberdeen Hospital retiring in 1983. She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star Victory Chapter 17, a member of the First Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild and the Golden Glen Senior Citizens Club. Jean spent many hours making mittens, hats and socks for family and friends and the children in her neighbourhood. She was well known for her beautiful hand embroidery work. She is survived by her son Wayne (Dorothy), Pictou; a granddaughter Sherri Lee (Jim) McDowell, Pictou; great-grandchildren Kyle and Jami McDowell, a brother Everett Reid, Welsford; special friends Margie and George DeYoung, Karen and Hallett Llewellyn. She was predeceased by her husband L. Russell Henderson, sisters Helen Logan, Pictou; Eva, brothers James and Merrill Reid, Welsford. Funeral service was held April 16 from First Presbyterian Church, Stellarton. Burial will take place at a later date in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jean may be made to the War Amps of Canada, the Golden Glen Senior Citizens or to a charity of one’s choice.
CONNOLLY, Tanya Margaret – 43, of Scotsburn, passed away peacefully April 9, 2016 at the Victoria General Hospital, in Halifax. Born in Halifax she is a daughter of Shaun F. Connolly (Doreen), Scotch Village and the late Joan (nee Oldfield). Tanya was very gifted in tole and oil painting, she also loved to get her hands in soil for gardening. She is survived by son Steven Dwyer, Dartmouth; daughter Baileigh Dwyer, Toney River; former husband Randy Dwyer; companion John Robinson, Scotsburn and his parents John and Helen Robinson; brothers Derek (Carolyn) Davis, Timberlea; Darrell (Mel) Davis, Sackville; sisters Lynn (Tom) McCormack, Sackville; Brenda (Bob) Reesor, Dartmouth; Karen (Charles) Drysdale, Sackville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides her mother she was predeceased by paternal grandparents James L. and Margaret Connolly. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. A memorial gathering was held April 17, 2016 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 16, 130 Veteran’s Drive, Pictou, Nova Scotia.
HAMILTION, George Charles, Sergeant (retired) – II RCR & II CDN Gds. At the age of 77 years, George Hamilton of Ottawa formerly of Pictou NS, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Maycourt Hospice on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born April 29, 1938 in Stanley Bridge PEI, he is predeceased by his parents Elmer and Ella Hamilton (Folland). He is survived by his wife Mary (née Chisholm) of 54 years; two sons, Paul Charles and David Lee (Evangeline Labonte); three grandchildren: Joss, Kolleen and Stacee; two great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Aurora; two sisters, Shirley and Rita, Ontario; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is a retired (sergeant) from the Canadian Armed Forces (Army) after 34 years of service with the 2nd Battalion The Canadian Guards, 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) and Administration. George participated in a six-month peace keeping tour of duty in Cyprus. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632 Orleans, ON and was active in the Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign, he was a member of the Legion Dart and Horseshoe League, he enjoyed reading, daily walks, golfing and woodworking; always said you missed your calling George, you should have been a carpenter. A big thank you to Dr.’s Sabloff and Villeneuve and the oncology/Medial Day Unit team at the Ottawa Hospital and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). Friends are invited to gather at the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. (east of Vanier Parkway) on Friday April 29 after 12 noon. Memorial service will be held in the Sacred Space at 2 p.m. followed by interment with Military Honours at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. The reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Road, Orleans. In memoriam donations to the Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Trust Fund would be appreciated. †
STEWART, Terrance Blaine (August 17, 1958 – April 4, 2016) After a courageous four-year battle with pancreatic cancer, Terry passed away peacefully in his 58th year at his home in Georgetown, Ont. Terry was surrounded by his wife and soulmate of 25 years Janet (Reid), children and family members by his side. He was the loving father of three daughters and two sons Cheryl (Shane) Walsh of Halifax, Lindsay (Scott) Winters of St. John’s, NL, Teri Lackie (Steve Bostelman) of Nashville TN, Alan Stewart of Toronto ON and Riley Stewart at home. Terry was the proud grandfather to Easton, Ireland, Reid, Lauren, Kienan, and step-granddaughter Hayley McGregor. Terry is also survived by his seven brothers and four sisters: Bill, Sandy (Faye) of New Glasgow, Garry of Halifax, Bob (Renie) of Westville, Joe (Rose) of Pickering, ON, Alan (Susan) and Rick (Gordina) both of Charlottetown, PEI, Helen (late Jack) Langille, Donna (late Bill) Gaudaur, Evelyn (Donnie) Shymko, all of Westville and Zella (late James) Ferguson of Georgetown, ON. Terry is also survived by his step mother-in-law, Connie Akers of Parkdale, ON; brother-in-laws Bill Reid of Cornwall, ON, David Livingstone and sister-in-law Elizabeth Clarke, both of Toronto, ON. Not to mention, Terry is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Terry is predeceased by parents John Cameron (Don) and Janet Isabel (Frosst) Stewart; father-in-law William (Bill) and mother-in-law Dorothy (Dot Gaudaur) Reid of Toronto, ON. He is also predeceased by his brother John Joseph (Joe) and wife Catherine (Cathy) Stewart, along with their son John Stewart and sister-in-law Diane Reid. Born in New Glasgow, Terry was raised and lived in Westville for all of his childhood and early adult years. He attended Westville High School and went on to work with his father. Later, joined Michelin Tire. Terry moved to Ontario in 1988 and later joined Auto Trader Magazine’s Sales division. During his long career with Auto Trader, he met many great individuals and grew many long friendships. He was a true family man. His greatest joys in life were his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family, along with the special friends he cherished during his life’s journey. Terry was very active in sports. He loved baseball, hockey and golf and excelled in all of them. He enjoyed coaching minor hockey, in which his sons were involved. He was a generous gentle and a selfless man. He will be remembered for his love of trips to the sunny south while spending time with his family, as well as his love of music and song. Gathering with his family to share an old song was a favourite past time. These memories are a small part of his legacy; since Terry was loved by everyone he had touched with his great sense of humor and compassion. Funeral was held April 8, 2016 at Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville. Interment in Birch Hill Cemetery, Rocklin. Donations can be made to Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills, www.cancerassistance.org or the Salvation Army Corps.
MORROW, John Frederick (Fred) (May 14, 1921 – April 3, 2016), Little Harbour, passed away April 3. He was the son of Edgar Earl and Leah Morrow of Morrow Street, Westside, New Glasgow. At the time of his death, Fred was residing at the Veteran’s Unit, Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. At the age of 18, he joined the militia after hearing the Militia was paying young men $50 to join. He stayed in the militia for two years. In 1939, he was sent to serve in the Second World War and stationed in England, UK. While in England he attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. When he returned to New Glasgow in 1945, he attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, graduating with a degree in General Agriculture. In 1950 he attended McGill University, PQ, graduating with a science degree. He attended Mount Allison University, NB, graduating in 1951 with a teaching degree. Returning to New Glasgow, he resided in Little Harbour. Fred has been president of the Progressive Conservative Party; a member of the Masonic (Doric) Lodge, New Glasgow and Moncton, NB; a member of the Lions Club, Trenton and Moncton, NB for a total of 59 years and was elected to the prestigious position of District Governor for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He has also been a member of the Canadian Legion for 25 years or more. He was employed with Railway and Power, New Glasgow, as a salesman and travelled all over Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. His first teaching position was at a one-room schoolhouse in Little Harbour. His longest teaching position was with the Vocational School (now NSCC), Stellarton, where he taught Grade 11 math and Grade 12 science. He owned and operated the Alma Motel & Cabins, New Glasgow; Gael Motel and the Gael Ann Motel, Antigonish; Westgate Motel and the Scenic Motel, Moncton, NB, and three car rental businesses. Knowing your relatives was very important to Fred. If he knew he was related to you, he made sure that you met and kept in touch. He enjoyed travelling and he regularly Skyped with the many, many friends that he has all over the world. He will be missed by his family: Ann (Jim) Marchese, Maine, USA; John (Wendy) Morrow, Saint Andrews, NB; Susan (Russell) Breen, Pictou Landing; Robert (Angela) Morrow, Hillsborough, NB; Alison Jean Tait, New Glasgow; grandchildren: Justin Marchese, Arizona, USA; Jessica Marchese, Maine, USA; Matthew Morrow, Toronto, ON; Lieutenant Zack Morrow, Fredericton, NB; Adam (Chrissy) Breen, NG; Lesley (Robert) O’Hagan, Chance Harbour; Pamela Morrow, Ottawa, ON; Ben, Nicholas and Jax Morrow, Hillsborough, NB; Cathleen Tait, Halifax; Christopher Tait, Truro and John Tait, Westville; great-grandchildren: Cydney and Paige Breen, Leah and Evan O’Hagan; special friends: Kay Hunter, George and Donna Clark, Gretchen Smith, Ron and Pearl Whitaker, Paul Chappell, Barb and Maurice Campbell, Pierre Maurice (Moe) Millier, Peter Pothier and many others. No funeral at the request of the deceased. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, New Glasgow.
HUNTER, Lorna Mae, aka “Tuckie,” (April 6, 1925-April 8, 2016) – passed away peacefully at Aberdeen Hospital. Tuckie was the daughter of the late Bill and Florence Oakley. She was born in Montreal, Que., where she later met her beloved late husband, Douglas Frederick Hunter, at a dance hall and he immediately stole her heart. Tuckie and Doug were married and spent their early years together in St. Lambert, Que., where their four children were born. Tuckie was a feisty, charismatic, generous, loving and spirited woman who left a lasting impression on all who encountered her. Tuckie was the life of the party and could always tell a good story. Tuckie is survived by her four children, Leslie Strom, twins Laurie Jaegge and Robert Hunter and Graham Hunter; nine grandchildren: Eric Strom, Zach Strom, Jenna Hunter, Bianca Jaegge, Max Hunter, Aaron Hunter, Kairi Hunter, Regan Hunter and Maegan Strom; five great-grandchildren and countless other extended family. There will be no visitation or funeral service at the request of the deceased.
BRUNEAU, Catherine (Kathy) E. (nee MacMaster) – It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing on March 25, 2016, while on vacation in Florida, of a dearly loved wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, neighbour and friend. Catherine, who was in her 73rd year, was born the second of nine children and raised in Caribou, Nova Scotia. After graduating from Pictou Academy she started a rewarding career in human resources. A dedicated professional who enjoyed working with people, she earned numerous diplomas and accreditations. Once retired from the RCMP, Catherine began oil-painting which brought her great joy, friendship and admiration. A devoted wife, loving mother, loyal sister and true friend, Catherine was always supportive of those close to her and offered care and compassion to those in need; she had a sharp wit and a perpetual love of learning. Catherine leaves behind her husband Gaston; daughter Laura (Philippe) of Ottawa; brothers Len and Duncan (Isabel) of Caribou, NS; sisters Mary Alice (Al) of Truro, NS and Jane (Dominic) of Caribou, NS; aunts; many nieces and nephews and dear friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Margaret (MacKeil); brother Larry; sisters Anne and Jessie and infant grandson Henry. Her brother Edward (Dorte) passed away March 28, 2016. Catherine will be missed by many people in many places. May there be solace in knowing that her last days were spent doing what she loved – walking the beach, soaking up the sun and sea air, reading, admiring art and sharing belly laughs with family. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Catherine’s Life on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. into the Sacred Space of Beechwoood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (East of Vanier Parkway) followed by reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be sent via Lifetimes at www.beechwoodottawa.ca †
PELRINE, Mark Roy – 59 of Vale Mountain View Senior Citizens, Thorburn formerly of Priestville, passed away April 1, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Bond) Pelrine. Mark worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of the former St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Thorburn. He is survived by a daughter Alyson Rae Pelrine, Churchville; brother John, Ontario; and a sister Marilyn Pelrine, Halifax: two special friends Kim and Brian Clark. He was predeceased by an infant son. There will be no visitation by request. A graveside service of committal will be held at 11 a.m. today (April 6) in the Holy Cross Cemetery, New Glasgow.
PAQUET, Joseph Allan Wayne, ‘the Colonel’– 70, of Pictou, passed away March 30, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late Alphonse and Mary Gertrude (McNeil) Paquet. Also known as ‘the Colonel’ Wayne had many friends in town and he surely will be missed. Surviving are sister, Marilyn, Maine, USA; brothers, David, Stony Plain, Alberta; Kenny and Mike, both of Pictou; niece, Nicole – who is a nurse and stayed with him to the end; cousins, Carol Ann Van Westin, Pictou; Janet Smith, Dartmouth; Adele and Corrine Doucet, both of Ottawa; nieces and nephews, Danielle, Andrew, Ashley, Craig, Troy, Joey and Mark. A service will take place in Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou. Donations in his memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.