PROUDFOOT, John Alexander – 99, of Parkland Truro, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully July 24, 2015, in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born June 6, 1916, in Saltsprings, Pictou County, he was the oldest child of the late Gordon and Margaret (Matheson) Proudfoot. John was one of Pictou County’s most successful businessmen, but his entrepreneurial spirit can be attributed to his roots of growing up on the family farm and all the hard work that came along with it. He joined the Saltsprings Poultry Club (now the 4-H Club) and his love of all things chicken led him to become a lifelong poultryman. John and his brother, Jim, invested in their first incubator when electricity came to the family farm. From that humble beginning grew a large hatchery on Westville Road and, subsequently, Proudfoot Motors Limited and Proudfoots Home Hardware. He was a Past President of the Canadian Hatchery Federation and, for many years, he and Aileen escaped each fall to attend a convention. John was a life member of the Gyro Club of New Glasgow and was instrumental in bringing the annual Gyro Chicken Barbeque to Pictou County. He continued his involvement with 4-H and was honored with a life membership in 2009. John became an avid golfer in his retirement and was a member of the oldest walking foursome in Nova Scotia, golfing until he was 95. John and Aileen enjoyed many summers at the family cottage at Black Point, which was the site of many large and loud family reunions. They also enjoyed many winters in retirement in Florida with their many friends, old and new. Dad was most proud of his children and grandchildren and loved to hear of their latest accomplishments. His great-grandchildren were a source of great enjoyment for him lately. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Aileen (nee Seaman); son, Brock (Jane) of New Glasgow; daughters: Lynn (John) Burgess of Halifax; Sheri of Calgary; Marnie (Howie) Anderson of New Glasgow; Anne of Halifax and Mary (Ronnie) Jones of New Glasgow; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Helen (Ron) Young of Toronto; sister-in-law, Flora Deszca; special nephews, Jim and Kendall Proudfoot, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Jim and Fred. Funeral service was held July 27 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, New Glasgow. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Saltsprings 4-H Club, c/o 840 Mount Thom Road, Upper Mount Thom, NS, B0K 1P0 or First Presbyterian Church.
MORRISON, Ellsworth D. “Ellie” – 91, of Dunromin Terrace, Pictou, passed away July 23, 2015. Born in Pictou, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Heighton) Morrison. Ellie was a retired funeral director and a World War II veteran, serving with the R.C.A.F. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patsy (Smith); brothers, Lester, Oak and Cars; sisters, Glad, Lot, Jess and Gate. No visitation or funeral service by request. Private family interment will be held in Seaview Cemetery, with Michael Simmons officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou.
MacDONALD, “Nan” Annie V. (Moir) (May 16, 1916-July 21, 2015) – New Glasgow, passed away July 21, 2015 in her 100th year with her daughters at her side. She was the wife of the late Rev. J. Harold MacDonald, and a daughter of the late George Alexander Moir and Ella May (Green) Moir of Bloomfield Ridge, NB. She is survived and will be missed by her two daughters, Jeanie Fievet and husband Robert; Cathy Smith and husband Paul; five grandchildren, Matthew (Caroline) and Jeffrey (Chantal) Smith, David, Jillian and Michelle (Grayson Peters) Fievet; two great granddaughters, Casey Fievet and Charlotte Smith; several nieces and nephews, all of whom held a special place in her heart. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Everett, Arthur, Charles, and Elbridge, Bloomfield Ridge, and two sisters, Mary, of Bloomfield Ridge, NB and Bertha Green, of Fredericton, NB; two sisters-in-law, Frances Moir and Elizabeth Moir and brother-in-law Glen Green. Nan will be fondly remembered as a gifted school teacher who taught in various parts of New Brunswick and continued to teach long into her 80s through the Laubach Literacy Program where she taught adults to read. Being brought up in a family with strong religious beliefs, her life centered around the church, community, family and friends. Since retirement she remained actively involved in the church as an Elder and a member of the UCW, the Pictou County Literacy Council, Amnesty International, Mission and Service Committee, and as a volunteer on the Pictou County Help Line. A service of celebration was held July 26 at Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. Interment at Abercrombie Cemetery. Donations may be made to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund or charity of your choice.
BOULTER, Margaret E. “Peggy” – 82, of Pictou, passed away July 17, 2015 in Shiretown Nursing Home. Born February 24, 1933 in Pictou, she was the only daughter of the late Peter and Gladys (Johnson) Robertson. A graduate of Pictou Academy and Maritime Business College, she went on to work as a secretary for T.C. Sedgewick. She then worked as a secretary for 25 years for Maritime Packers Canada and National Sea Products Ltd. Peggy was a former president of the Pictou Kinette Club and a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Boulter, Pictou; daughter, Heather (Ron) McLeod, Calgary, Alberta; granddaughters, Tanis and Jillian McLeod, Calgary. Funeral was held July 23 from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pictou. Burial in the Haliburton Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
BARNES, Edwina Anne ‘Win’ (Everard) – 66, of Simpson Road, Braeshore passed away peacefully July 24, 2015 in the Palliative Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in St. John’s Newfoundland, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Martha (Nugent) Everard. Win was well known for her energy, enthusiasm and strong work ethic. She was an active volunteer in the community and lent her talents to many organizations, including St. James Anglican Church, the New Horizons Club and the Shiretown Nursing Home. Always on the go, she could usually be found swimming, biking, line dancing or walking with her friend, Linda. Win leaves to mourn, her loving husband, Gord; daughter, Frances (Randy) Ralph, St. John’s; son, Darryl, Kitchener, Ontario; grandchildren, Victoria, Andrew, Brittany, Ashley and Amber; siblings, Elaine (Dwight) Highfill, New York; Jim (Bernice) Everard, Ronald Everard and Robert (Darlene) Everard, all of Newfoundland. Also mourning her loss are ‘in-laws’, Bob and Tiz Barnes, Mount Pearl, NL; Elizabeth and Eugene Howlett, Goulds, NL; David and Sue Barnes, Halifax; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service was held July 27 from St. James Anglican Church, Pictou. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. James Anglican Church. †
SUTHERLAND, Marjory Elizabeth – 47, Alma formerly of Pictou Landing, passed away on July 13 at her home. Born in New Glasgow on April 27, 1968, she is a daughter of Graham and Anna (MacLean) Fraser, New Glasgow and Darrell Westerman, Shortts Lake. Marjory worked for Bell Aliant in a number of roles over the past 24 years and was recently working in Antigonish. She met many friends while working at Bell Aliant and that is where she met her husband Steve. Marjory’s main passion was family. She loved travelling with weekend getaways with Steve and the children and enjoyed spending weekends in the summer hanging around the pool with her family and all their friends. She loved animals and always had a house full of pets. She had a special relationship with her grandmother Marjorie (Little Nan) who was like a second mother to her. She will be dearly missed by her parents; her husband Steven; daughter Shyla MacPhee (P.J. Lawrence), Lawrencetown; son, Devon MacPhee, Alma; stepchildren, Evan Sutherland (Melissa), Pemberton, B.C.; Josh Sutherland (Robyn), Pemberton, B.C.; and Casi Sutherland, at home. She is also survived by sister, Shannon Smith (Al), New Glasgow; brothers, Allan Fraser (Dana), Pictou Landing; and Brad Westerman (Inger), Gangelt, Germany. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Marjorie Westerman and Jean MacLean. A private family graveside service will be held.
PAUL, Frederick William – 62, of Pictou Landing First Nation, passed away on July 11, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late James and Mary Jean (Prosper) Paul. Frederick was a lifelong resident of Pictou Landing First Nation. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. During his working life, he worked as a deckhand on a fishing boat. He enjoyed playing the guitar, drawing, the outdoors and camping. Frederick was a Shubenacadie Residential School survivor. Surviving are his children: Alisha Moors of Dartmouth, Jason Paul of Trenton, and Christopher Paul; niece and godchild Beverly (Wayne) Denny; nieces and nephews: Dion (Jennifer) Paul, Pamela (Derek) Paul, Shannon (Adam) Paul, and Sheldon (Jillian) Paul, all of Pictou Landing First Nation; great-nieces and nephews: Farrah, Tyra, Bryden, Adrienne, James, Derek, Taylor, Candace, Tracey, Wayne, Calvin, Adam, Brody, Sheldon, Marlee and Tatum; a brother Daniel Paul of Pictou Landing First Nation. He was predeceased by his parents; sisters Sarah Paul, Mary Agnus Paul and a brother Howard Joseph Paul. Funeral Mass was held July 14 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Pictou Landing First Nation. Burial in the parish cemetery.
MUNROE, Kathy Gail – 59, of New Glasgow, passed away July 11, 2015 at home, as she wished. Born in New Glasgow, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Pearl (MacDonald) Munroe. Kathy grew up in New Glasgow and attended New Glasgow schools. She was a graduate of the Aberdeen School of Nursing, Class of 1975, retiring from the Aberdeen Hospital after 37 years of nursing. She enjoyed travelling, most recently her trips to Florida. She is survived by her brother, Billy; cousins: Janet and Andrew Soles, Virginia, Weldon Grover, MacLellan’s Mountain; childhood friends: Donna, Maureen and Beth Murphy, Cookie Adamson and Kenda Rice; special children: Lindsay (Fraser) MacEachern, Jared Fraser, Drew and Tanner Murphy; special friends: Mamie Curley, Heather (Ross) Brown and Heather McCara; and many other good friends. A Celebration of Kathy’s life took place July 18 in the North End Recreation Centre, New Glasgow. Burial in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens.
MAXWELL, Melba “Claire” – of Salt Springs, Pictou County passed away July 8, 2015 in Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Freda (MacLeod) Munro. Claire was a member of St. Luke’s United Church, Salt Springs and was a school bus driver for many years until retirement. She will be dearly missed by son, Halley MacRae Maxwell, Truro; daughter, Donna (Bob) Maxwell-Fleet, Amherst; grandchildren, Lori (Andrew) Matthews, Port Moody, B.C.; Carson (Marie) McCullough, Six Mile Brook; Janna McCullough, Timberlea; great grandchildren, Caleb McCullough-Smith, Violet and Micha McCullough and William McCullough; and sister-in-law, Sybil Higgins, New Glasgow. Claire was predeceased by her husband Laurie, sister-in-law Joy Robley (Harold) and brother-in-law Ross Higgins. A graveside service was held July 16 at Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester.
MacQUARRIE, Carolyn Graham (Wall) – of Pictou, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 19, 2015. She was born in New Glasgow in 1925. After completing school she attended Maritime Business College and worked at Trenton Steel Works office. In 1945, she married Dr. William MacQuarrie and they raised their family in Trenton and New Glasgow before moving to Little Harbour to retire. After closing her house, she lived at Valley View Villa in Riverton and The Maritime Odd Fellows Home in Pictou. Carolyn volunteered many years to the Aberdeen Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Heather Figure Skating Club, was a Gyrette and belonged to several local sports and recreational clubs and organizations. She was a long time accountant judge with CFSA. For 30 years she volunteered as area secretary for CNIB. She was a member of Little Harbour Presbyterian Church and served on the Board of Session. In later life, she had a successful career as a real estate agent. She and Bill enjoyed travelling to many places during their 57 years together. She is survived by children: William (Barbara) of Bedford; Janet Cameron of New Glasgow and G. Peter of Halifax; grandchildren: Leah (Al) of Smiths Falls; Janet (Ted), Sackville; Lauren (David) of Kanata; David (Karla) of Plymouth; Graham (Diane) of Calgary; Brian (Risa) of Hatchet Lake; Adam (Melanie) of Bedford; Karen of Halifax; great-grandchildren Carlin, Rowan, Abbey, Poppy, Cody, Alexander, Andrew, Arron, Leo and Madeline; also brother-in-law Donald Amos, Kitchener; sister-in law Anne Algie, Sault St. Marie and brother-in-law Robert Dunsmore, Oakville. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, parents Ralph and Janet (nee Graham) Wall, sister Greta (Wall) Amos and son-in-law Alexander Cameron. Funeral service will be held at Little Harbour Presbyterian Church today, July 22, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Church Brook Cemetery. A reception will follow in the church hall.
MacKENZIE, Jean Munro – 96, formerly of Westville and Mt. William, passed away on July 13, 2015, in Valley View Villa, Riverton, with her family by her side. Born in Amherst, she was a daughter of the late Burt and Nettie MacKenzie of Hopewell. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 35 Westville and a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Jean was a seamstress and while living in Mt. William was the “neighbourhood barber”. She loved being with her grandchildren and giving them special driving lessons. Jean will be dearly missed by daughters, Phyllis Zero (Jack), Mass.; Winnie Gratto (Brent), Mark Rd.; Jan Chabassol (Francis), Westville; sons, Hugh (Stella), Westville; Lloyd (Zura), Maitland; Bill (Lynn), White Hill; daughter-in law Debbie, Toronto; 26 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; sons, David and Harold; daughter-in-law, Georgina; sisters, Mildred MacKenzie and Maybelle Thibault; and brothers, Donald and Hugh MacKenzie. Funeral was held July 16 from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville. Burial in Mt William Cemetery.
KELLOCK, Eric F. – 61, South Main Street, Westville, passed away on July 18, 2015 at his home after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in New Glasgow, Eric was a son of Ross Kellock, Stellarton and the late Angelita (Pettipas) Kellock. Eric was a friend to all with a quick wit and a great sense of humour. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary (McAloney); son Scott; daughter Nancy (Spyros Pyrovolos); special daughter-in-law Angela McMullen and grandchildren, Kelzie, Kristin, Jonathan, Rory, Rian and Emily. He is also survived by his sisters, Kathy Brooks (Bob); Marilyn Smith (Lou); Jane MacKay (Rob); Alice English (Kevin) and brothers, Brian (Nicole); Tom (Cheryl); Terry (Bernadette); Larry (Jayne) and Mark (Nancy); special goddaughters, Amanda Brooks and Terri-Lynn Lannon; many nieces, nephews and close friends. Eric was predeceased by infant brothers, Peter and Paul. Cremation has taken place.
DENNY, Ann Isabel – 88, of Pictou Landing First Nation, passed away July 17, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Antigonish Landing, she was a daughter of the late William Bernard Young and the late Mary (Sylliboy) Young Johnson. Ann was raised at Whycocomagh First Nation working at her dad’s sawmill, and at the age of 14, served as the Whycocomagh First Nation Post Mistress. In her early adult years, she joined a group of more than 100 women who were hired to work in Ontario Factories during wartime. After returning from Ontario, she and her late husband Gregory settled in Pictou Landing First Nation where they raised their family. Also during her adult years, she worked for Medical Services as a medical driver for over 25 years retiring after that, enjoying her arts and crafts. She was a granddaughter of the great Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy. She is survived by her sons, Edgar (Charmaine), Pictou Landing First Nation; Edmund, Halifax; daughters Mary Elizabeth (Rod), Martha Augustine, Natalie Denny (Kyle) all of Pictou Landing First Nation; special great-grandchildren Tyson and Laela; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special son Clayton Bernard, Antigonish; brother Robert Young, Sydney; sisters Mary Ellen Googoo (Francis), Membertou; Margaret Hodgson (Allan), Wheatley, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Gregory Denny; infant daughter Yvonne; sons Bernie and Brian; a grandson Timmy; brothers Fred, Charlie, Walter, Richard ”Dick,” Donald Gabriel Young; sisters Mary Ellen Young, Jesse Young-Morris; son-in-law Perry Augustine; daughter-in-law Mary Theresa Denny; sister-in-law Martha Denny and goddaughter Janet Lafford. Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. today, July 22, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Pictou Landing First Nation. Burial in the parish cemetery.
CAMPBELL, Audrey Theresa – 70, of Fraser Street, Trenton, passed away July 13, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in New Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Mary (MacDonald) Long. She was retired from Zellers. She was a member of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church; an avid card player and enjoyed camping. She is survived by a daughter, Natalie (Alain) Bouvette, Dartmouth; grandchildren: Sophie, Olivia and Alex; chosen granddaughter, Nicolette; sisters: Rita Coady; Kay Swanwick; Beverley (Stephen) Hendsbee, all of Trenton; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred; brother, Howard; sisters: Blanche and Marjorie. Funeral mass was July 16 in Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Trenton. Burial in Christ the King Cemetery.
BOEHK, Ronald “Ron” Godfrey – of Westville passed away July 13, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ron passed surrounded by his family in the Palliative Care Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Westville January 13, 1935, he was the son of the late Georgina Irene (Lockhart) and Neil Johnson Boehk. Ron will be sadly missed by his wife, Mildred C. (Sutherland); daughter, Karen and husband Earle Carson, Westville; granddaughter, Karlee and grandson, Matthew; sister, Charlotte Morash; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Boehk-Clark, Caroline (Carl) Ross; Muriel Sutherland, brother-in-law, Pete Sutherland (Bessie); nieces, Pamela (Jack) Canning, Nancy Morash, Gloria (Gordon) Reid; nephews, Blaine (Mandy) Sutherland, Blair (Leah) Sutherland, David Sutherland and Kenny (Jocelyn) Sutherland. Ron was predeceased by his brother, Theodore (Ted); his sister, Vera; his brothers-in-law, Garfield Morash and Hugh Sutherland. Ron worked at William C. Hicks, Scotiabank, Canadian National Railway and he retired in 1992 from Maritime Tel & Tel. where he worked for over 30 years. Through the years, Ron was involved in numerous volunteer organizations, including the Scotia Lodge No. 11, St. Paul United Church Board of Stewards, Telephone Pioneers, and was very active with the Pictou County Prostrate Group. Ron was initiated as an Odd Fellow in Scotia Lodge No. 11, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Grand Jurisdiction of the Atlantic Province in April 1957. He was a past grand of Scotia Lodge No. 11 and took an active part in all Lodge work and events and he was a loyal and faithful lodge attendee. He was past Chief patriarch of Cushing Encampment No. 10. He served on the Board at the Maritime Odd Fellows Home in Pictou for several years and was treasurer for the Independent Order of Odd Fellow World Eye Bank and Visual Research Foundation. Ron’s grandchildren were his pride and joy. He enjoyed his garden and feeding the birds. Funeral was July 18 at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville.
BOEHK, Jean Vivian – 75, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2015. Vivian was born and raised in River John, a daughter of the late James and Effie (Forbes) Rae. Vivian was a long time employee of the Scotiabank in Stellarton and a member of Sharon St John United Church. She will be sadly missed by daughters Cathy (Clayton), Dawson Creek, B.C., Kyla, New Glasgow, and son Jamie (Elena) Redwater, Alta. She is also survived by her sister Beth King (Oshawa), brother Forbes (Shirley) Rae (Amherst) and brother-in-law David Graham (Westville). Besides her parents, Vivian was predeceased by her husband Bob, sister, Heather Graham and brother-in-law Gordon King. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 22, at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton. A reception will follow the service at the Sharon St. John United Church Hall. Burial will take place at the Gladstone Cemetery.
NOBLE, Zachary – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Zachary Noble, who lost his long and courageous battle with lymphoma on November 28, 2014. Zachary was born in Ontario on August 25, 1989, to Debbie Noble and Shane Jenkins. Zachary spent most of his childhood in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he lived with his loving grandparents Carolann (LeBlanc) and Lester Jenkins, both of whom predeceased Zachary in 2008. Zachary will be sorely missed by his aunt and uncle, Wanita (Jenkins) and Martin Atkins, who loved Zachary as if he was their own child; his cousins, Jade, Tylor and Caleb-Dain are all mourning the loss of their beloved brother. Zachary has a large and loving extended family that will miss him including his grandparents, Howard and Stella Noble; five cousins and three younger siblings. Zachary’s large family also includes aunts Shelly, Ava, Tracie and Terry as well as his uncles Lyle, Richard, Todd, Tim and Randy. Zachary has so many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who he thought of as family that we couldn’t possibly name everyone here. However, everyone who he touched will always keep him in his or her thoughts and hearts. Zachary loved anime, going to arcades, playing videogames, and was always there to voice his support for his friends and family. If you are so inclined, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in Zachary’s name. Together, one day we will find a cure.†
-58 – formerly of Halifax, died peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family on July 8, 2015 at his home on Caribou Island. He was a lifelong employee of Canada Post, retiring in 2011. Steve was very well respected and liked by all his colleagues. Throughout the years, he generously gave time to his parish, to his community as a minor hockey coach and to the Credit Union system, especially iNova Credit Union, for which he served in various leadership roles, notably chair of the Board of Directors for 12 years. Steve had a great passion for life. He will be especially remembered for his contagious smile, his wonderful sense of humour, his wealth of knowledge and his warm, loving heart. He had a wonderful ability to make people laugh. He enjoyed many activities which included singing, vocal impressions, storytelling, road trips and vacations to the sunny South, campfires, renovation projects, boating, golf, hockey and spending time with his family, his extended families (especially his many cousins who were like brothers and sisters to him) and his many friends. Steve was his family`s biggest fan, never missing a single game, race or special event; he was so incredibly proud of them. He was an amazing husband and soul mate to Patricia (Mielke) for almost 37 years, a superhero and Dad to his children: daughter, Erinn (Matt Smeltzer), son, Ryan (Leisha) and daughter, Megan. He was the most beloved Papa to his grandchildren, Vincent and Victoria Scanlan. He is survived by his brothers: Ronald (Carol) and Donald (Val), predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Rita (Anderson). He will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. Funeral mass was held at Saint Theresa’s Church, Halifax, on July 11. Donations would be appreciated to Bladder Cancer Canada at www.bladdercancercanada.org.
– New Glasgow, longtime resident of Prospect Street, died peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital on July 9 at the age of 88. Harry was born in Lévis, Qué., and was a son of the late Thomas and Margaret (MacDonald) O’Sullivan. Following his schooling in Québec, Harry and his family moved to Nova Scotia, where he met his darling wife Pearl, to whom he was married for 54 years. In his youth, Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman and his love of the outdoors continued well into his 80s. He, Pearl, and their five children took frequent camping trips. In later years, he and Pearl drove their Prowler trailer to campgrounds around the Maritimes and were seasonal campers at both King’s Head and Harbour Light campgrounds in Pictou County. Harry joined the Pictou Highlanders during the Second World War, eventually earning the rank of sergeant. Never afraid of hard work, Harry was employed in sales first with Keaye’s Best Yeast and later Vactric Canada Ltd. He worked for many years as an agent for Quality Cleaners and then Bagnall’s Cleaners before he retired in 1985. His cheery smile and kindness earned him the nickname, “Happy Harry.” The son of a CN stationmaster, Harry loved the railroad and was a collector of model trains. His passion for trains has been passed on to several of his grand- and great-grandchildren. Harry was a devout Catholic and a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church where he served as a eucharistic minister and minister of hospitality. He and Pearl renewed their wedding vows at St. John’s when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998. During their married life, Harry and Pearl served as counsellors for Christian Family Life by being examples to young couples contemplating marriage. Harry will be remembered for his love of family, his daily recitation of the rosary and his enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures, including family celebrations and his favourite TV shows, which he watched from the comfort of his recliner. Harry was predeceased by his wife Pearl (Rodgers), his parents and his brothers Donald and Roderick. He is survived by his children: Thomas (Nancy), Elizabeth (Ronald) LeLievre, Patricia, Henry (Anne), and Michael (Tracey Fleet); his eight grandchildren: Shannon, Ryan, Shane, Michelle, Mark, Megan, Tyler and Jared; his seven great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Delaney, Alannah, Alora, Riley, Matthew and Benjamin; step-grandchildren: Jared, Brynn and Aliya; chosen grandchildren: Emily and Madison; step great-grandchildren: Finn and Wes; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church on July 13. Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Stellarton. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Society of the Aberdeen Hospital, the VON or the charity of your choice.
– 64, passed away November 29, 2014 in Barrie, Ont. Ellsworth was born in New Glasgow, August 1, 1950 and is survived by his wife, Hazel (Fleming) McLean, daughters, Sarah and Heather, mother, Rose Daley, brother, Eric Daley, sisters, Connie Gillis and Candice MacNeil. He was predeceased by his father, David McLean and step-father John Daley. A public graveside service will be held 2 p.m., August 4, 2015, in Castle Hill Cemetery, McLellan’s Brook.
– (1933-2015) passed away in Huntington Beach, Calif., on July 1, 2015. Jack’s passion from an early age was the sport of boxing. When he hung up the gloves he held the title of Maritime Lightweight Champion. He was inducted into the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (Toronto) and The Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame (Halifax). He was the eldest son of Corneilius (Connie) and Loretta (MacLaughlin) Hayden. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Kaiser) Hayden; daughter Christine (Bill) Collinsworth; grandchildren Nicki and Andrue; great-grandchildren Kyla and Logan, all of Huntington Beach California; sister Connie (Brenton) Murphy, MacLellans Brook; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his brother Harry and sister Karen. A Celebration Of Life will be held at a later date in Huntington Beach. Donations can be made to the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame or a charity of choice.
– of the Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of Lorne, passed away July 9, 2015 at the Valley View Villa. Born in Sydney Mines she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anne (Ingraham) MacIntyre. Sheilagh was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in New Glasgow where she was a member of the Women’s Relief Society. She is survived by her husband Gary Burke, Lorne; daughter Shannon (Tom) Power, Sydney; son James (Nicole) Burchell, Petawawa Ont.; grandchildren Matthew, Owen, Graeme, Evan and Paige; sisters Marie (Jim) Pelletier, Florida; Sharon (Terry) Ducarme, Sydney Mines; Linda (Dave) Covin, Calgary; Ronnie (Kevin) MacIntyre, Dartmouth; Beverly Fortin, Halifax; brother Billy MacIntyre, Sydney; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband James Burchell and a brother Bruce MacIntyre. Funeral service was held July 13 in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the IWK Hospital for Children.
– 76, Linacy, passed away July 8, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his family. Born in New Glasgow, he was the son of the late Raymond Edgar and Margaret Mary (MacNeil) Arbuckle. Donnie was employed as an automobile mechanic for many years, working for many garages and companies in the area. He retired from the former Charles Matheson Irving, New Glasgow in 2003. Donnie was an avid fisherman, hunter and well-known gunsmith. He was a former member of the local gun club and a skilled marksman, who competed provincially in younger years. Donnie was a quiet, hard-working man who was a jack of all trades. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Carrol; daughter, Wendy (Sherry), New Glasgow; sons, Kevin (Tammy), Little Harbour; Robbie (Ann), Pictou Landing; Glenn (Lisa), Cooks Brooks; grandchildren: Carla, Amanda, Joel, Rorey, Aiden, Ashley and Julie; great-grandchildren, Emma, Sky and Kaydee. The family will hold a private celebration of his life.
– passed away peacefully and entered the Kingdom of Heaven on July 11, 2015 with his loving family and friends at his side. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Bert and Kathleen (MacGillivray) Rankin. Bill attended St. Anne’s School for his entire schooling, starting from primary to elementary, then junior high to high school, which culminated in June of 1955 with his graduation from high school. In addition to being an outstanding scholar and senior class president, he was a multi-talented athlete playing rugby, hockey, basketball and was a member on several championship teams. After graduating from senior high, he continued right on to St. Francis Xavier University, where he earned his B.A. degree in 1959 and his B. Ed. in 1960. Bill’s highlight of those years was being a part of the Collegians Singing Quartet and the Varsity 4 St. F.X. Quartet. He then attended Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, where he studied for and achieved his Bachelor of Theology Degree. On May 23, 1964, Bill was ordained to the priesthood at St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish. Fr. Bill’s first appointment as a priest in 1964 was to St. Agnes Parish in New Waterford. The following year he was transferred to the Star of the Sea Parish in Canso and St. Agnes Parish in Little Dover. From 1965 to 1967 he took on the triple parishes of St. Joseph’s, Bras d’Or; St. Anne’s, Alder Point; and St. Joachim, South Side Boularderie. During the years 1967-1970, he worked with St. F.X. Extension Dept. in the field of Co-op Housing, and he also worked in Immaculate Heart parish, Mira Road, Sydney. In 1970 he taught English at Park Junior High, Sydney for one year and was later at Mount Carmel Parish, New Waterford for six years, during which in 1972 he received his Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology. In 1976 he attended Catholic University in Washington D.C. for a year studying Pastoral Ministry. For the next number of years he served in the parishes of Holy Family, MacKay’s Corner; St. Lawrence Parish, Mulgrave; St Francis and St. Francis Harbour, Guysborough County; Christ the King Parish, Trenton; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Pictou Landing; at this parish he was greatly honoured to receive from the Mi’kmagh community there, the title of Honorary Chief and given the name “White Eagle”. His last appointment was at St. Michael’s Parish, River Ryan, retiring in 1998 due to health reasons. In all of his parishes he was always very active in their church choirs and their youth groups. Throughout his life, Fr. Bill was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper, enjoying these sports in Cape Breton, Antigonish, Pictou County and he cherished all the friendships he developed over these years. In his retirement he had several hunting expeditions with his very good friend Bobby McVeigh throughout Canada, the U.S. and the highlight was in the Scottish Highlands. For the last number of years he was still active helping out in parishes in Pictou County. Rev. Bill Rankin will be sadly missed by his loving family; brother Joe (Effie), Coxheath; nephew, Bill (Dana) Rankin, and their family Melanie, Alexis and Matthew, from Edmonton, Alberta; niece, Lisa (Fadey) Abidaoud and their family Daniel and Renee, from Doha, Qatar. He will also be missed by cousins and numerous friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Margaret Mary. Visitation for Fr. Bill Rankin will be held Wednesday 2-4 p.m., in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A Prayer Vigil will be held at St. Anne’s Church, Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Bishop Brian Dunn officiating with priests of the diocese concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church foyer. A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday July 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. Memorial donations in Fr. Bill’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. Online condolences to the family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca †
WHITE, William Joseph “Bill” – 79 of Thorburn passed away June 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Hazel (Webb), a son Raymond (Carmella), Kentville; daughters, Kathleen White (Mike Tatlock), New Glasgow; Kimberley Fabre (Allen), Baton Rouge, Lousianna; Debra Arnold, Ontario; seven grandchildren: Bailey, Sydney, Riley, Tyler, Karlee Rae, Melissa and Krista; brothers, James (Marilyn) BC; Joseph (Delores), Saint John, NB; Tom Hebert (Brenda), Richmond Hill, ON; sisters, Eva Bougois (Edward), Joggins; Elizabeth Davies (Elton), Burlington ON; Faye Mossop, Burlington, ON. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Georgina (Blondeau), Joggins; Clarence Hebert and brothers Bob in infancy, and Clarence Hebert. Bill was the building inspector for the Expic Society before starting his own Residential Inspection Services Company. He served for 12 years in the Canadian Guard and was a proud member of Branch 28 Royal Canadian Legion, Stellarton for over 40 years, serving in many roles, including 15 years as Zone Commander. A celebration of life service was held July 2 at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Donations may be made to the Pallitave Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital or to the Military Musem of Westphal.